HTC has been working on a smartwatch for a long time now. While it was closer to launch last year, the company scrapped its plan due to lack of a wow factor. A couple of months ago we came across a report stating that HTC could launch the smartwatch at MWC 2016 this month. Now, there s a new twist in the story. According to the prolific leaker @evleaks, HTC smartwatch could finally be available for purchase by the end of April. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
As of now, we don t have enough details on the price and availability of the One smartwatch. But earlier rumors said that it could sport a circular display with 360x360pixels resolution. With an internal codename Halfbeak , the One smartwatch is likely to be powered by Android Wear OS. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console
We first heard rumors about HTC smartwatch in 2013, but it s yet to see light of the day. While other manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple already have their respective smartwatches, HTC has taken its own time before entering in the category.
HTC has been known for its impressive designs in its devices, and is likely to do the same with the HTC One smartwatch. It will also be interesting to see how it will stack up against its competitors and in a segment, which is growing at a fast pace.
Small consolation, HTC fans: you’ll be able to pick up the watch before the end of April.
Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 11, 2016