HTC is about to join the smartwatch ranks with two new wearables set to go on sale in September, according to reports emanating from China on Friday.
The @upleaks Twitter account reckons the company will release the HTC CWZ and HTC WWY wrist accessories next month.
The CWZ will become the latest member of the Android Wear stable, according to the leak, and will go on sale in North America, Europe, Japan, Brazil and Taiwan.
The second watch will be a fitness tracker like the Samsung Gear Fit, if the world-be successor to the recently-retired @evleaks is to be believed.
The folks behind the account claim the HTC WWY will have a 1.8-inch, 32x160 resolution display with a 100mAh battery. It’ll could also be IP57 waterproof certified, which would enable it to be used underwater.
While those specs don’t sound all that exciting, especially the small battery size and screen resolution, it may be that HTC is looking to adopt a minimalist approach rather than deploy a super-hi-res display that would drain a lot of power.
HTC’s announcements could come as soon as the IFA tech show in Berlin next week, where the industry's heavyweights gather to announce their tech to propel us through the the rest of the year.
If HTC does reveal watches at IFA it’ll be in good company. LG, Samsung and ASUS will all be showing off new wearables. The Moto 360 is also believed to be making an appearance in Germany.
Days later, all signs point to Apple unveiling the iWatch at its big event in Cupertino on September 9.