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OPPO Team Changes 1+1=1 Magic in OPPO Watch 2

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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Today, the Chinese smartwatch manufacturer, OPPO, has revealed that her team has changed the 1+1=1 magic for the OPPO watch 2.

Recall that the smartwatch giant released the OPPO Find X3 watch series earlier this year, while the OPPO Watch 2 is absent. The watch featured the core technology of the UDDE dual-engine hybrid.

The OPPO Watch 2 UDDE, dual-engine hybrid technology principle, benefits from this technology, as the OPPO Watch 2 can have three or four days of battery life in full smart mode and can be charged twice a week, which is better than the industry average of two days on one charge. When combined with the Watch VOOC flash charging technology on the watch, the battery life anxiety was initially alleviated.

Although the original generation of the OPPO Watch used a dual-core dual-system, it was still essential to manually pick the system mode, which was either smart or extended battery life. The “Dual Engine Hybrid’s” major advantage is that it doesn’t require manual switching and has both intelligence and long battery life.

This is natural user demand, and it was also the goal set at the start of the OPPO Watch 2 project: the battery life in smart mode is improved while ensuring stability and fluency.

OPPO engineers claimed during an interview that this is ridiculous, that is unreasonable, but the “dual-engine hybrid” will solve one unreasonable after another… The watch was finally released in July, but this time it is the protagonist of the audience, not the One More Thing of the mobile phone conference.

The OPPO Watch 2 conference went over the initial project’s goals, the research and development process’s frustrations, and the long process of getting the final product to meet expectations.

During the interview, an engineer who had been deafeningly quiet grew emotional. In this paragraph, he added, “The experience may only come once in a lifetime, although it is difficult, and fortunately, I have no regrets.”

This is the “1+1 = 1 magic” by which the OPPO Watch 2 team integrated the two systems into one, resulting in a good show that was twice postponed or nearly canceled.

It can climb hills quickly with a high displacement engine, but it will run out of fuel after a short distance; it can travel a long distance with a small displacement engine, but it will not be able to move uphill.

The huge engine has been discovered by the OPPO watch team: Qualcomm Snapdragon 4100 wearable device platform. This is the most recent smartwatch chip with maximum performance, capable of ensuring the watch’s Android system runs smoothly.

Qualcomm has also praised the performance of the OPPO Watch 2 in smart mode. Pankaj Kedia, Qualcomm’s senior director in charge of the wearable global market, stated flatly that this product exceeded their expectations.

If the OPPO Watch 2 follows the manual switch configuration of the first-generation dual-core dual-system, directly employing the chip business Ambiq’s Apollo4 chip, it may make a good dual-engine, eliminating the many delays and investment pressures indicated above.

On the other hand, the “twin-engine hybrid’s” needs are far too unique. Because rapid acceleration or slowdown can degrade the user experience, it is necessary to maintain the same speed before and after changing engines.

Because the low-power chip relaying the Snapdragon Wear 4100 is prone to jams, etc., it must be built with a tiny size, such as a sports vehicle going upward and then changing to a carriage.

Because of the technical characteristics of the OPPO Watch 2 series products’ “Dual Engine Hybrid,” the OPPO Watch 2 must use one Bluetooth to support two watch operating systems at the same time and must be scheduled according to system requirements.

OPPO’s supplier partners were originally scared off by this idea, believing it was difficult to implement. Broadcom, who supplied OPPO with a Bluetooth chip, finally decided to give it a shot.

So it appears to be a “dual engine hybrid,” but it’s actually a “three-core linkage” of Snapdragon Wear 4100, Apollo4s, and Bluetooth processors behind the scenes. Technical words that appear simple can be accomplished with more than mental power, and technical study is sometimes an individual endeavor.

The Bluetooth team discovered a fault when working on the “three-core linkage” solution: while jogging, the headset was connected to the watch’s Bluetooth to play concerts and then paused.

In order to reproduce this bug, a strange scene will occur late at night in Shenzhen Bay Talent Park: several young men holding computers will run and stop, frequently checking their watches and removing their headphones, occasionally gathering together to discuss for a while, and then running again.

OPPO, Qualcomm, and Ambiq voiced the same sentiment while researching the narrative behind the “Dual Engine Hybrid” technology: the smartwatch field is still extremely new and filled with various options.

There’s a chance that steady iteration won’t work here, and the step-by-step strategy will fall short of meeting consumers’ needs. As a result, ridiculous magic is required at this level, and leapfrog innovation will emerge. In OPPO, this type of scenario of entering a new field and attempting to be the first is not unusual.

The recently announced folding screen mobile phone OPPO Find N also addresses industry-wide issues by incorporating a hinge crease and software adaptability. The industry took notice of the breakthrough.

Whether it’s the dual-engine hybrid of the OPPO Watch 2 or the hinge and screen technology of the OPPO Find N, the industry has almost certainly dived into deep water first, figured out where the reef vortex is, and placed buoys along the path. It not only belongs to the individual but it may also be used to lead the industry.


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