HTC's first smartwatch with square design gets leaked through official design studio video (update)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Few days back, there were rumors regarding a HTC smartwatch that was leaked via a render. Now, the same wearable device has been spotted in an official video in YouTube. In the short clip, the smartwatch’s square face is shown off and it appears to be akin to the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live as opposed to the radial face of the Moto 360.

HTC Smartwatch

The HTC Smartwatch appears to be mounted on a stand that looks like a wireless charging feature speculated to arrive with the Moto 360. The HTC designed timepiece is believed to be based on Android Wear platform that was announced by Google earlier this year in June at the I/O 2014 keynote. Moreover, the design of the smartwatch appears to similar to the design that was leaked earlier on the web.

Unfortunately, we do not get a look at any software and there is little information to garner from the shape of the device. The HTC smartwatch here may be an early prototype, but it is pretty clear the company is readying something different this time.

Update: HTC has officially revealed that the mysterious watch shown in the video (below) is not the real product and is just a prototype. This doesn't mean that the company is not working on wearable devices. Expect more about HTC's Android Wear smartwatch in the coming months.

Here's the official statement: 

"HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design video. It in no way indicates an actual product HTC is planning to release. Keep an eye on this space for exciting new products from HTC when they are ready to be announced!"

In another news, according to serial leaker @evleaks, beside the T1 Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9, HTC is also developing two other tablets: codenamed T7 and T12. No more details are available as of now, but expect to hear more about those tabs in the coming months.

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