HTC smartwatch to launch in April
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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC may unveil its first-ever smartwatch powered by Android Wear in June 2016, according to a new tip. The manufacturer has been rumoured to be working on the wearable for the last two years but has failed to showcase the device yet.

Noted tipster Evan Blass who previously predicted the smartwatch launch to take place in April has now tweeted saying HTC will reveal the wearable in the second week of June.

At this point, details of the smartwatch are sparse with no comments from any company officials. What we do know for sure is that the watch will run on Android Wear with its latest upgraded 1.4 OS which is based on Marshmallow. It is also safe to assume that like all Android wear this watch too will get a stand-alone Android and iOS app to work with a smartphone.

As for the specs, there have been some indications in the past that the wearable could feature a battery life of more than three days along with a 1.8-inch flexible display. While earlier rumours suggested it would sport a square-shaped design like the Apple Watch, the last rumour indicates that it will sport a round dial like the Moto 360.

These rumours are, however, almost year old as the smartwatch was highly anticipated in 2015 as well as at the MWC 2016 this year. When HTC launched the HTC 10 last month, a lot of people thought the smartwatch too would be unveiled. But again there was no show.