OnePlus could launch budget Nord smartwatch

OnePlus could possibly be about to return to the smartwatch fray with a brand new price range providing.

That’s the phrase from a brand new report on 91Mobiles, which credit twitter tech tipster Yogesh Brar.

In response to Brar, OnePlus is prepping to launch a price range machine in India. The price range smartwatch will value between Rs 5,000 and Rs 8,000. To place that in context, it might put the smartwatch within the sub-$100 class, and up towards the likes of the Realme Watch 2 Lite.

T.’s no phrase on the specs and options the OnePlus Nord might pack in, however the machine might launch alongside the rumored Nord 3 smartphone.

It wouldn’t be OnePlus’ first smartwatch. That doubtful honor went to the OnePlus Watch, which was launched in 2021. The smartwatch was a lot anticipated after being shelved in 2016.

Nonetheless, regardless of a horny $159 price ticket and an honest construct and design, it was a software program horror present, with primary, buggy and incomplete options that made it inconceivable to advocate.

We referred to as out the accuracy of GPS and bugs within the software program that made it unusable (together with altering the language to Urdu throughout an replace). However we did conclude on the time that these had been all fixable features of the expertise, and that the watch itself and battery life had been all sound.

If OnePlus has spent the final two years fixing the software program facet, then a price range providing could possibly be a sensible transfer.

The corporate has already proven that it might construct one thing premium an reasonably priced worth, so repeating that trick could possibly be a path to redemption.