OnePlus is working on a smartwatch and plans to release it early next year, the company’s CEO revealed on Twitter. Pete Lau has confirmed reports circulating a few months ago that the Chinese manufacturer revived its smartwatch ambitions years after its first attempt. In 2016, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei sharing sketches of a circular smartwatch design after the company already ditched plans for the wearable. Apparently the manufacturer decided to focus on smartphones at the time and killed its non-phone projects.
Many of you have said that you want a watch and, as you may have heard this weekend, we are making one, which will be released early next year. Wishes come true. https://t.co/H1Fqv9srXj
– Pete Lau (@PeteLau) December 22, 2020
Since the company has launched non-smartphone products since then, it released the OnePlus Headphones A few months ago, for example, it wasn’t that hard to imagine it entering the smartwatch market. Lau hasn’t shared any details about the next laptop, however, so it’s unclear whether he’ll keep the old circular design.