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Signs of a Vivo Watch 2 with an AMOLED display and eSIM options emerge

The first-gen Vivo Watch. (Source: Vivo)
The first-gen Vivo Watch. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo launched its first-gen smartwatch in 2020. Now, a device that might prove to be its successor has been certified in China. It is rumored to uphold its series' trend of high-end specs such as a round AMOLED display, and add some of its own such as standalone connectivity.

The OEM Vivo is now linked to the imminent launch of a Watch 2, the successor to its first-gen wearable from 2020. A device that might well go by this name has reportedly been certified by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), along with an official image quite reminiscent of its rumored forebear.

On the other hand, this new putative smartwatch has a minimal, non-numerical chronograph accent yet to be seen in Vivo Watches thus far. The MIIT has found that this device (the Vivo WA2156A) supports on-board mobile data of up to 4G/LTE speeds, thanks to its eSIM and embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC, or 'virtual eSIM') support.

This detail matches one from a post from the reliable leaker Digital Chat Station on the same subject. It also asserts that the "Vivo Watch 2" will have thin bezels for its AMOLED screen, kept on with a 501mAh battery. The wearable is also said to have NFC, quad GPS and call-forwarding functionality.

The Vivo Watch was not widely available outside of China, which was somewhat of a shame as it varied on the specs available to many of its round-faced contemporaries with a range of case sizes, bezel types and strap colors.

On the other hand, it ran first-party software rather than something like Wear OS; on that note, the Watch is slated to become even further integrated into the Vivo software ecosystem in its second generation. Perhaps now the OEM is developing its business in more markets, this might change should it plan to launch its upcoming flagship wearable in any of them.

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The "Vivo Watch 2" on the MIIT database. (Source: MIIT)
The "Vivo Watch 2" on the MIIT database. (Source: MIIT)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-10-21 (Update: 2021-10-21)