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 @upleaks||LG G Watch R (Android Wear) via B&H|
|Operating System||OS: RTOS developed by HTC(NOT AndroidWear)||Android Wear|
|Processor||Chipset: ST Micro STM32L151||CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz|
|Internal Memory||not provided||4 GB eMMC (user available memory up to 3 GB), 512 MB RAM|
|Display||Display: 1.8? 32*160 PMOLED flexible display||1.3? (3.3 cm) full circle P-OLED|
|Bluetooth||Support BlueTooth and GPS||4|
|Sensors||not provided||9-axis (gyro, accelerometer, compass), PPG (heart rate monitor), barometer|
|Ingress Protection Rating||Water/Dust proof rated at IP57||IP67|
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 Capacity||Battery Life: 3days+||410 mAh|
|Dimensions||not provided||1.8 x 2.1 x 0.4? (46.4 x 53.6 x 9.7 mm)|
|Weight||Weight: 23g||2.2 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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