HTC is joining the TWS earbuds club with the HTC U Ear
Truly wireless (TWS) earbuds have seen a significant uptick in popularity over the last year or so. Thanks to the trend kickstarted by Apple’s AirPods, several manufacturers have released their take on the hot new accessory. While a number of big-name OEMs, like Samsung and Huawei, have been offering TWS earbuds for a while now, we’ve seen quite a few other companies jump on the bandwagon in the last couple of months. On top of that, we have recently seen reports that suggest that even more brands, including OnePlus and POCO, are working on their own TWS earbuds. Despite its failing smartphone business, it now seems like HTC is also vying for a piece of the TWS pie with its upcoming HTC U Ear earbuds.
According to a recent report from Fone Arena, the HTC U Ear earbuds were recently spotted on Taiwanese certification authority NCC’s website. The certification listing includes images of HTC’s first TWS earbuds that reveal a design similar to the first-gen Apple AirPods, with a couple of minor differences. As you can see in the attached images, the earbuds themselves look almost identical to the first-gen AirPods, except for the fact that its charging pins are located on the stem.
However, the square case isn’t all that similar and it opens up like a clamshell, unlike most other TWS earbuds in the market today. The case features a USB Type-C port for charging and the earbuds will ship with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable for this purpose. Even though the images only reveal a black color variant of the earbuds, we expect HTC to release more color options at the time of launch. Speaking of which, we currently have no official information regarding the launch but since the earbuds have already been certified in Taiwan, HTC could make an announcement in the coming weeks.