HTC's rumored Android Wear smartwatch pops up in HTC promo video


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Just like every other major Android vendor, HTC is expected to release its own smartwatch running Android Wear. But not every company teases us by accidentally—or accidentally on purpose—dropping a sneak peek of its watch in a promotional video.


Is this a prototype of an upcoming HTC smartwatch?

That's what HTC may have done in a YouTube upload published earlier in July. Only recently, however, did the eagle-eyed folks at HTC Source notice the potential smartwatch.

It's easy to miss, but around the 35-second mark you can see what is clearly a smartwatch sitting on the desk of an HTC designer. There's also a second watch stand sitting right next to him that is empty.


Hello, HTC designer. What have you got there?

Later on in the video, we also get a second look at the device when we return to that same designer who appears to be looking at a smartwatch chassis on his PC. Well, it's either that or HTC is working on a square-shaped tablet with some serious bulk. 

It's hard to discern anything from the watch itself since it's only part of the background. You can tell it's displaying the time and that it sits on a stand, but that's about it. If you squint hard enough, however, the watch in the video bears a passing resemblance to the artist's rendering of the rumored HTC smartwatch published by prolific leaker Evleaks on Friday.

The watch in the HTC video and the Evleaks picture is square, similar to recent watches from LG and Samsung. Motorola is also launching an Android Wear watch in the coming weeks, but its model will sport a round face.

The latest rumors suggest HTC's watch will show up in the fall—but whether or not the expected final product will look like the watch in this video is anybody's guess.

This story, "HTC's rumored Android Wear smartwatch pops up in HTC promo video" was originally published by TechHive.

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