OnePlus might launch its first-ever fitness band next year along with the OnePlus 8

OnePlus CEO had previously confirmed that they had completed the design of their first-ever smartwatch.

Yesterday Xiaomi launched its first-ever smartwatch — Mi Watch — in China. Now rumour has it, OnePlus is also throwing its hat in the ring and we might soon see a OnePlus smartwatch or a fitness band!

It was back in 2016, that OnePlus CEO, Carl Pei shared the sketches of a circular wearable on Twitter. But as per the caption, "could have been but never will be" indicating that the brand was still working on the designs. Soon after, as per Android Authority, the CEO said at a conference that they had to ditch the idea because they had to be "focused". As per the report, it was the matter of survival of the fittest and according to Pei, there was no bottom line and called it a "cruel market".

Representational Image of the OnePlus 6T.

As per the company CEO, OnePlus had completed the design of its first smartwatch but had to scrap it as they had to be "focused".

There was no news regarding a OnePlus smartwatch until now. A tipster with a twitter handle Tech Antyji, has hinted towards a fitness band via a tweet. There is no confirmation if the company will actually launch one this time either and there are no specifications mentioned in the tweet.

Further in this matter, PhoneArena has reported that the company is likely to launch a OnePlus Watch alongside the upcoming OnePlus 8 that is expected to arrive in Q2 next year.

Since the company has recently dabbled in the smart TV segment, chances are OnePlus might just unveil its first smartwatch or a fitness band soon.

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