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HTC Wearable PETRA Release Date, Price and Specs Rumors

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HTC?s first wearable device, dubbed “Petra,” ?took the spotlight recently, as known leakster @upleaks provided information about its rumoured release date, specs and price.

While HTC has not verified the following information yet, it might give clues as to what the market can expect from HTC?s first venture into the wearables industry. ?We?ll compare the speculated device with the well-loved Android Wear, LG G Watch R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HTC Petra via @upleaksLG G Watch R (Android Wear) via B&H
Operating SystemOS: RTOS developed by HTC(NOT AndroidWear)Android Wear
ProcessorChipset: ST Micro STM32L151CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz
Internal Memorynot provided4 GB eMMC (user available memory up to 3 GB), 512 MB RAM
DisplayDisplay: 1.8? 32*160 PMOLED flexible display1.3? (3.3 cm) full circle P-OLED
BluetoothSupport BlueTooth and GPS4
Sensorsnot provided9-axis (gyro, accelerometer, compass), PPG (heart rate monitor), barometer
Ingress Protection RatingWater/Dust proof rated at IP57IP67
Maintains operability even if it is gently submerged in a tank of still tap water at room temperature for about 30 minutes, up to a depth of 3.3? (1 m)
Battery CapacityBattery Life: 3days+410 mAh
Dimensionsnot provided1.8 x 2.1 x 0.4? (46.4 x 53.6 x 9.7 mm)
WeightWeight: 23g2.2 oz (62.0 g)

 

More HTC Petra speculated secrets

Based from the?table above and the table provided below, @upleaks claimed?that the HTC Petra will be the missing link between Android and iOS run smartphones. If true, this is a smart move since HTC Petra can target individuals who enjoy getting the best of both worlds in terms of OS. Judging from the specs provided, HTC Petra may come as a smart band.

? Size: S/M/L
? You can use Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch, Music Control, Camera Shutter, Sleep Analysis, Sports Analysis/ see today?s schedule, weather, your phone?s notification.
? Support Android phone (Android 4.4 or later), and iOS(7.0 or later).
? Package will reportedly include footpad which can help analyze steps more accurately.
? Charge battery via POGO Pin or USB
? ?Petra? will first be released in the U.S.
? Color: Teal/Lime, Black/Blue Gray
? Expected Launch Date: Q1 2015

 

Release date ahead of Apple Watch?

It’s already February and if @upleaks is correct, HTC might unveil the wearable device at the Mobile World Congress, which will happen on?2-5 March 2015, in Barcelona Spain. But the highly anticipated wearable is still the Apple Watch, and Tech Radar reported that it will be released in April.

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