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Rumor | The OPPO Watch 2 will pack the latest Snapdragon 4100 and a 2nd low-power co-processor

The "OPPO Watch 2" with an Ambiq mascot. (Source: Ambiq)
The "OPPO Watch 2" with an Ambiq mascot. (Source: Ambiq)
The OPPO Watch is probably one of the most Apple-like smartwatches with Wear OS out there. Now, some leaks hint strongly at a second generation powered by Qualcomm's most up-to-date platforms for wearables. Meanwhile, the company Ambiq seems to have already gone ahead and confirmed that it has provided a back-up SoC that conserves battery life on this device.

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OPPO is now slated to launch its second-gen Watch soon, thanks to a handful of convincing new leaks. Despite patenting a round-faced form-factor, it is now projected to have more or less the same Apple Watch-esque shape as its predecessor.

This is because the OEM Ambiq has seen fit to post what might be a picture of the device on its website. The company has announced (well in advance, it seems) that it has partnered with OPPO in order to integrate its Apollo4s SoC into the Watch 2. 

Ambiq notes that this processor is there to "optimize" battery life in the new wearable, although it is also rated to drive graphics for a 2.5D display. This, then, might back up claims from the XDA user mlgmxyysd that the Apollo4s will support a "back-up" UI based on RTOS that the user could switch to in order to use the OPPO Watch 2 in ultra-low-power mode, along the same lines as in Amazfit's Stratos3.

However, the upcoming wearable's "main" functions are now alleged to be delivered by Wear OS - or, possibly, Google's new Wear - and run on the Snapdragon Wear 4100 silicon. This leak is based on reports of the term msm8937_32go appearing in an OPPO Watch 2 code tear-down.

It is very similar to that found in an analogous file on a TicWatch Pro 3 GPS, which does run on the 4100. The alleged leak also suggests that its potential OPPO rival will come in 46 or 42 millimeter (mm) sizes and an expanded range of colors. Then again, it gives no hint of a return of advanced health-tracking features, such as on-wearable ECG, in the Watch 2.

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An apparent Watch 2 alongside its new Apollo4s co-processor. (Source: Ambiq)
An apparent Watch 2 alongside its new Apollo4s co-processor. (Source: Ambiq)
The OPPO Watch 2's possible SKUs. (Source: XDA)
The OPPO Watch 2's possible SKUs. (Source: XDA)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-29 (Update: 2021-05-29)