OnePlus 9 Launch Will Also Usher In The Arrival Of The First OnePlus Smartwatch
That's apparently changing soon, however. The official OnePlus Twitter account has apparently confirmed previous rumors that a smart watch is inbound. The tweet merely says, "You asked for it. You're getting it." What exactly "it" is isn't immediately apparent from the animated GIF attached to the tweet. To us, several of the too-close-to-see renders look like watch bands, and another looks like the rounded side of a wrist watch.
OnePlus teases whatever is coming alongside the OnePlus 9 family of smaartphones (via Twitter)
Fortunately we don't have to guess too much, as OnePlus has filed patents with the German Deutches Patente und Markenamt with some very detailed sketches of the watch itself. Unfortunately, beyond the drawings, there isn't much to the application. We know that the OnePlus watch will have a round face and swappable bands. It appears there will be a "sport" version with a silicon band and a more traditional leather or synthetic leather band.
Beyond the fact it's coming, and that OnePlus says it will be unveiled on March 23, we don't know much else about the coming wearable, particularly what OS it will run. What we do know, however, is that OnePlus is running a contest
The OnePlus 9 will also launch on March 23, and so far it's shaping up to be a really nice device. The company entered a partnership with Hasselblad and it's expected that the coming smartphone will make use of the camera maker's technology. Along with the OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and unnamed watch, it's also expected that there will be a lower priced OnePlus 9R, too. Regardless, the launch is now less than two weeks away, and as such, all mysteries will be unveiled.