So the HTC Halfbeak is still alive after all. We first learnt about HTC s Android Wear smartwatch back in 2015, that was codenamed Halfbeak , however, since almost two years now, the leaks about the smartwatch has been scattered and scanty. After we last heard about the watch back in October last year, the new leak brings some rather extensive images of the product, that were spotted on Weibo. Also Read - YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps stops working on these phones from today: Check if your phone is in the listAlso Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup
Among many other sketchy leaks, there were two rumors about the smartwatch that were backed with more confidence than the others. It was repeatedly reported that the smartwatch will feature a 360×360 pixel display, and that it will be developed in partnership with an American sports clothing and accessories company Under Armor. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
The latest renders show a contemporary round panel, with a handful of images showing it off from every angle. However, what makes the leak a little off is that the device is seen running on the older iteration of Android Wear. Considering, Android Wear 2.0 is scheduled to be launched anytime now, it only makes sense that the HTC smartwatch would run on the Android Wear 2.0
Back in January 2015, HTC had partnered sports clothing and accessories firm Under Armour to announce its fitness band called Grip. It was a wrist band with rugged design, featured water resistance capabilities, pedometer and built-in GPS for activity tracking. It also featured a 1.8-inch PAMOLED touchscreen display running at a resolution of 32x160pixels (90ppi) and a heart rate sensor too. However, the fitness tracker was later cancelled after extensive wear testing and user feedback. Both companies had also been working on Healthbox, a connected fitness ecosystem, which is currently unavailable. ALSO READ: Google to launch 2 smartwatches running on Android Wear 2.0 in early 2017: Report
From what we know so far, the HTC smartwatch, has been rumored to feature a 360 360 pixel display, which we can see in the leaked photos. However, other details about the processor, RAM, internal storage and connectivity options still remain scarce. One of the reasons for repeated delays is because HTC thinks that the smartwatches lacked the wow factor. While there is no word on when HTC will finally launch its smartwatch, the company has been quite bullish. In an interview last year, HTC CEO Cher Wang said that the company s smartwatch will turn the industry on its head . But of course, that will only happen when it launches. Now that we have finally seen the working prototype of HTC smartwatch, it remains to be seen when it finally sees the light of the day.
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