OnePlus has been really active this year, releasing a handful of high-end flagships and even catering to the mid-range market. With a strong smartphone lineup under its belt, not to mention plenty of accessories, many people are wondering if the company is ever going to release its long-rumored smartwatch.
There are have multiple reports about a OnePlus smartwatch this year, and new rumors suggest it’ll take shape in a way we didn’t expect. According to Max Jambor, a fairly reliable OnePlus tipster, the OnePlus Watch won’t run Google’s Wear OS. In fact, it won’t even run a modified or skinned version, Jambor confirmed to 9to5Google.
So, what software will be included with the OnePlus Watch? We’re not sure, but one possibility is the company will build its own platform from the ground up. We’ve seen other companies do it, including Samsung with its Tizen operating system.
The report certainly raises a lot of questions about what the OnePlus Watch will look like when it’s released. One thing we know for sure is it’ll easily pair with OnePlus devices, but we’re not sure what features it’ll support or if it will support third-party apps — things it would likely need in order to be competitive.
A separate report suggests that the OnePlus Watch might come in a special Cyberpunk 2077 edition. A post on Weibo features what appears to be a watchband adorned in OnePlus and Cyberpunk 2077 branding. OnePlus previously announced that the OnePlus 8T would get a special edition to promote Cyberpunk 2077, so the partnership wouldn’t be that unusual.
We still don’t even know if a OnePlus Watch even exists, let alone if there’s a special edition on the way. However, with Cyberpunk set to release in December, perhaps we’ll see something to coincide with the game’s launch. If you want the full Cyberpunk 2077 experience, you can pickup the OnePlus 8T x Cyberpunk 2077 Edition for CNY 3999 beginning November 11.