HTC ‘Petra’ Leaks: More Details on Smartwatch Specifications and Release Date Surface Online

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A slew of reports this month suggested that HTC may release its first ever smartwatch. Now, we're beginning to see alleged details of what is believed to be HTC's much-awaited smartwatch of this year.

Details posted by Upleaks, which generally has a decent track record at getting information in advance, claimed that HTC's first wearable is expected to debut soon.

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HTC ‘Petra’ Leaks Hinting Details on  Smartwatch Specifications

HTC Petra, the alleged codename of the device, will support both Google Android phone and iOS devices. Upleak further says that the running software inside Petra is HTC's own (dubbed "RTOS"), not Google's Android Wear.

It will be powered by an ST Micro STM32L151 chipset and will feature a 1.8-inch PMOLED flexible display, and will be available in Small, Medium, or Large sizes depending on how big your wrists are. It is also apparently boasting a battery life of over 3 days and will be both water and dustproof with a rating of IP57.

As usual, HTC product launches largely remain a mystery until the company wants the public to know about its forthcoming devices. Other than its first intelligent watch, HTC is expected to unveil the successor of the One (M8) next month in Barcelona.

In other news, around 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014, with Motorola's Moto 360 - the most popular smartwatch powered by Android Wear.

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