Oppo Watch SE launches in China, featuring eSim support and always-on display

The budget smartwatch will likely come to additional markets in 2023
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Oppo has announced the arrival of a new budget smartwatch, the Oppo Watch SE - one that features eSim support, up to 10 days of battery life and an always-on display.

The smartwatch will initially arrive in China on 20 October - before presumably arriving in other markets next year - with the price tag set at 999 yuan (around $100 / £100).

It'll be available in two different colors - purple and gray - and offer a 1.75-inch AMOLED display able to deliver 372 x 430 pixel resolution.

Despite the low asking price, the feature set appears relatively impressive, too. The most eye-catching is cellular support, something that isn't typically present in cheaper smartwatches, allowing wearers to make phone calls independent of their phones.

However, that's not the only thing that looks promising from the specs sheet and features list. According to Oppo, the Watch SE will also be capable of three days of battery life - with this extending to 10 days in a battery-saving mode.

We expect this mode will turn off features like the always-on display, as well as possibly affect the smartwatch's tracking experience. From what we know so far, the Watch SE features more than 100 sports modes, as well as support for sleep monitoring.

How it all performs on the wrist, of course, remains to be seen - and it's obviously unknown when we'll be able to test it out against options from the likes of Amazfit, Poco and Redmi. Stay tuned, though, as we'll be tracking all the release date details over the coming weeks and months.

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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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