Oppo smartwatch will apparently charge in five minutes

A new smartwatch in development at Chinese manufacturer Oppo will apparently charge up in just five minutes.

With Apple’s Spring Forward event set to take place in just a few hours time, it’s hoped that the Apple Watch will finally kick start the stuttering smartwatch market.

However, a new report suggests that one of the key issues with smartwatch design to date – poor battery life – could be partially addressed by a Chinese manufacturer.

Gizchina points to a report on Chinese social network Weibo claiming that Oppo has something special up its sleeve. Oppo is the Chinese manufacturer behind the Oppo N3 smartphone, among others.  

Insiders claim that the new Oppo smartwatch will charge up fully in just five minutes. Even with the limitations of all-day battery life, such a brief charge period would be a huge benefit.

At the very least, it would mean that you could simply charge your watch prior to going out to work in the morning, rather than lining it up at night with your charging smartphone.

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Weight is added to this rumour by the simple fact that Oppo has made considerable efforts in the charging field before. The Oppo Find 7 smartphone launched with a VOOC fast charger, while the aforementioned Oppo N3 featured an advancement of that technology.

The blog post claims that this new smartwatch could launch alongside the Oppo Find 9 smartphone, though it’s not clear when that will be announced.

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