A new leak spoils the launch of HTC's next TWS earbuds
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HTC once had a good reputatiion for mobile audio thanks to its One Mx series of front-facing speaker phones. Now, the company may only be able to hope this translates to what may be an upcoming new foray into more modern smartphone accessories. According to a new certification issued by Taiwan's NCC, they are new TWS earbuds.
These products seem poised to launch in two colors: black and off-white. They are most like the Sony WF-1000XM3s in looks, and have a relatively small, if thick, charging case in matching colors. This case is rated to power these buds - which may be known as "HTC TWS1" once on the market - by up to 400mAh per charge.
The buds themselves may hold up to 40mAh each, and charge via an included USB type A to type C cable for their case. They are rated for Bluetooth 5.0, although their new certification does not hint at further specs such as ANC or wireless charging.
These apparent HTC TWS1s are not exactly the first of their kind: the OEM did reportedly also get a different pair of wireles earphones approved by the FCC earlier in 2020. Known as the U Ears, they were AirPod clones, albeit markedly skinny ones, but have failed to materialize on the global market since.
Their successors, on the other hand, have also ostensibly been cleared for sale by the FCC and European Commission. Therefore, the prospect of truly-wireless earbuds with HTC branding might be a widespread possibility soon.