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HTC Said to Release Two New Wearable Devices Next Month

by Jacob Kleinman | August 29, 2014August 29, 2014 3:00 pm PST

HTC One Wear leak

Samsung, LG and Asus are all falling over each other to show off new wearable gadgets ahead of IFA 2014, but one company has been suspiciously quiet in the lead up to next week’s Berlin-based tech show. We’re still not sure what to expect from HTC, but according to Twitter tipster Upleaks the Taiwan-based company could unveil not just one but two new wearable devices set to launch this September.

First up is an Android Wear smartwatch codenamed the HTC CWZ, which will reportedly get a global launch sometime next month. Upleaks doesn’t offer any other details on the device, though if it runs Google’s new wearable OS we can expect something similar to the current crop of wrist-based gadgets. Earlier reports have us thinking HTC will opt for a round watch face, and hopefully the company lives up to those rumors.

Alongside its new smartwatch HTC may also unveil a smaller device with a 1.8-inch display, a 100mAh battery and a water-resistant design codenamed WWY. Upleaks claims the smaller device could be a fitness tracker with a built-in touchscreen similar to Samsung’s Gear Fit. Hopefully this one will run Android Wear as well.

HTC’s also expected to unveil the Desire 820 next week at IFA following rumors that the plastic handset could be the first 64-bit Android device to hit the market. According to Upleaks the new phone will also pack a 5.5-inch HD display, a 2600mAh battery, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.

Either Upleaks has found a very talkative source inside HTC or else some of this information is just wrong. We’ll be hitting IFA 2014 live in Berlin next week, so stay tuned for all our coverage of the new gadgets making their debut.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...