Render of Mobvoi’s Wear OS 3 smartwatch leaks
Following the announcement of Qualcomm’s new line of new chipsets for wearables in July, Mobvoi was among the first to confirm that its next-generation smartwatch would arrive with Qualcomm’s new wearable chipset. Although it hasn’t been officially named, leaker Kuba Wojciechowski has posted an alleged render of what is being called the “Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5”. For the same reason smartphone OEMs don’t use the number “4” on their products (tetraphobia), it’s believed that Mobvoi will ignore the fourth version and just call it 5.
Leak: Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 – one of the first watches to ship with Snapdragon W5(+) and Wear OS 3 pic.twitter.com/FIg8BEcMQR
— Kuba Wojciechowski (@Za_Raczke) January 20, 2023
The picture shows a new watch case design. Rather than having two crowns, the new wearable has a single crown with rotating dial and a flush accessory key above it. Besides the layout change, the watch case design retains the overall shape of previous TicWatch Pro models, including the knurled texture around the bezel. The watch strap also appears to be made of a hard silicone, as Mobvoi has used in previous models. That’s all we can say about this new render.
According to the leaker, Mobvoi is approaching the public release of the smartwatch. Mobvoi teased its next generation TicWatch Pro in July shortly after Qualcomm announced its new line of smartwatch chipsets and we haven’t heard much more about the watch since then.
Mobvoi’s teaser of its upcoming July 2022 smartwatch
The Oppo Watch 3 and Oppo Watch 3 Pro are the first smartwatches to launch with the Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 and the Mobvoi smartwatch could be next to arrive with the new chipset. The Snapdragon W5+ is built on the more power-efficient 4nm process with up to 50% better battery and up to twice the performance in 30% less space compared to the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform .
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