The OnePlus Watch release date has allegedly been postponed
OnePlus has forayed into a lot of fields that are not just flagship smartphones. Now, we have mid-range phones under the Nord sub-brand, TWS earbuds, and even TVs sold under the OnePlus brand. But one that we’ve been looking forward to for quite a while is a smartwatch from OnePlus. This year, the rumor mill started talking about a device called the OnePlus Watch. This device, with a circular design, should have been released this month, but alas, OnePlus announced the OnePlus 8T and later on two new Nord phones, the Nord N10 5G and the Nord N100, and there was no mention whatsoever of the OnePlus Watch’s launch in any of the two announcements. Renowned leaker Max J has an explanation for this, though.
According to him, the launch of the OnePlus Watch was postponed indefinitely, and there is no revised date of announcement available just yet. They didn’t explicitly say that the device was shelved, though, just that it’ll come at a later date, and it is being guessed that this is because of a production or software issue. At the OnePlus 8T event, the company basically confirmed that they were working on a smartwatch, but did not unveil any other details about the device. It’s a considerable change of plans as the leaker had previously said that the device was gearing up for an October release, which clearly didn’t happen. So whatever happened with the device that considerably postponed its launch must have arisen quite recently.
We don’t know yet when the OnePlus Watch might get launched. It could be headed for a quiet launch before Christmas shopping kicks off. My guess would be that the phone might be launched together with the OnePlus 9 next year, which is seemingly headed for an earlier launch than usual. It would be the perfect chance for launching it as a companion device to the new flagship lineup, which would be presumably comprised of the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. Only time will tell, though.