Smartwatches have been in the market for a very long time now and almost every tech company has tried its hand at the new wearables segment. The only company that was missing from the stable was HTC. There have been various rumours and speculations about the company launching a smartwatch, but nothing was confirmed.
In the recent development over the speculation, some images of a smartwatch from HTC have leaked. The pictures were posted on the Chinese social media website Weibo and they show a smartwatch codenamed “Halfbeak”.
The leaked images show a very simple design similar to other smartwatches in the market. The resolution of the smartwatch’s display is 360 x x360, which is quite higher than what most of the today’s smartwatches offer. As seen in the images, the back of Halfbeak will house a heart rate sensor along with charging contact points.
It is interesting to note that the rear panel of the smartwatch also houses the logo of Under Armor. HTC and UA have partnered earlier too, when US Healthbox was showcased in 2016. The logo confirms that the two have partnered again to bring this smartwatch.
Another important thing about the smartwatch is that it runs the 1.x version of the Android Wear OS. Google is expected to announce the Android Wear 2.0 in February, so HTC smartwatch should come with the latest version out of the box when launched.
While there is no confirmed announcement date from HTC, the Halfbeak can be officially launched at the MWC 2017 event. At the CES 2016, UA had announced the rebranded HTC Grip, it wasn’t much appreciated.