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Oppo Android Wear smartwatch leaks with sweet design and rapid charging

by Jacob Kleinman | March 9, 2015March 9, 2015 7:00 pm PDT

Last week, Huawei jumped into the smartwatch market with its first Android Wear device. Now, another Chinese company could be doing the same thing.

It looks like Oppo is gearing up to release its own Android Wear smartwatch, according a pair of images obtained by Twitter tipster Leaksfly. The new device appears to sport a sleek metal design with a round watch face, respectably thin bezels and a trio of physical buttons to the right of the screen. The new wearable could also feature the same super-fast VOOC rapid charging included with other Oppo devices like the N3 and R5.

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Oppo’s mysterious smartwatch, including the device’s specs, price and any launch plans the company might have. The new watch also appears to be running Chinese software, though we’re still unclear exactly how Android Wear will work in China considering the country’s tough ban on most Google services.

Oppo may be testing the device in China ahead of an international launch. Then again, it’s possible Google could plan to offer a stripped down version of Android Wear in an effort to corner the Chinese market. Hopefully we’ll learn more soon, though for now the Oppo smartwatch is still just a rumor.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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