HTC is gearing up to enter into the smartwatch market to compete with LG, Huawei and Samsung, as it is expected to launch its first wearable device in mid-April.
Evan Blass, who has a good track record of predicting features and specifications of upcoming gadgets, tweeted that the company is looking at a mid-April launch for what speculations indicate is HTC’s first wearable device, as well as its upcoming flagship smartphone, the One M10.
The Android Wear device might be dubbed the HTC One Watch, and is expected to sport a premium design and give other established smartwatches, including the Huawei Watch, Samsung Gear S2 and Moto 360, a run for their money.
There have been rumours since the later half of 2014 that HTC would be bringing in a smartwatch including some attractive design elements and features to attract customers. In 2014, CNET reported that the Taiwanese smartphone maker had plans to launch a smartwatch which was likely to see the light of day by early 2015.
HTC is rumoured to be holding a special dedicated event later in March to launch its upcoming devices. This is a calculated move by HTC to avoid being overshadowed by LG and Samsung, who are also believed to be launching their flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016.
Under the hood, the HTC One M10 is expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of in-built storage. Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the device will house a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera and a massive 3,500 mAh battery.
In 2016, Motorola expanded its reach and started retailing the Moto 360 Sport in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and Spain. Starting Jan. 7, Motorola’s Android Wear fitness tracking smartwatch is also available in the US.