After LG and Samsung, Taiwanese giant HTC may soon announce an Android Wear-powered smartwatch, dubbed as HTC CWZ, claims a new report. The CWZ will be the latest intelligent watch based on Google's Android Wear platform, according to reports surfaced from China on Friday.
Twitter account @upleaks claimed Friday that HTC is expected to unveil a new wearable device (most likely a watch). The device will hit select markets including North America, Japan, Brazil, Korea and Taiwan sometime in September.
This rumor is not limited to the forthcoming HTC CWZ. The report further states that HTC could announce yet another watch, similar to the Samsung Gear Fit, at the same event. Dubbed as HTC WWY, the Gear Fit killer will have a 1.8-inch display, a 100mAh battery and waterproof chassis.
Well, the specifications don't sound good to ears, especially the small battery life. Going by the specs, the device could be closer to a fitness tracker, rather than a watch. No images have been shared yet.
The news, however, seems believable, given HTC's chairwomen Cher Wang previously confirmed to CNET that the company was indeed working on a wearable device. She also said that the device could launch later this year.
Earlier this week, Samsung announce its Gear S smartwatch, ahead of IFA 2014. Similarly, LG too unveiled the Android Wear-based G Watch R watch. Next week, Asus is going to showcase a curved smartwatch running on Android Wear.
If rumors are to be believed, the watch could be priced under $199 or about Rs. 12,000. Motorola also speculated to release the retail availability of Moto 360 on Sept.4, while Apple may unveil the much touted iWatch later next week.
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