Mystery HTC Zara gets its specs on

Mystery HTC Zara gets its specs on

The HTC Zara may have been a complete mystery when we heard about it for the first time the other day, but it hasn't taken long for the web to fill in some of the blanks.

Established HTC leaker LlabTooFeR has stepped up with a fairly detailed spec supposedly belonging to the Zara, suggesting it's very much one for the mid-range.

The plastic chassis (that was the one detail we did already know) will reportedly house a 4.5in display running at a qHD resolution (that's 540 x 960), while the processor will be a decidedly average dual-core Snapdragon 400 cruising along at 1.4GHz. You'll get 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage, while an UltraPixel camera on the back will team up with a 1.6MP job at the front.

Finally, we're told microSD card support will be present and correct, and the HTC Zara will launch with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean overlaid by HTC Sense 5.

The key bits of info missing include what the final name will be, and when and where it's destined to be launched. Name-wise, this is pure speculation but possibly we could be looking at something like the Desire 300 or 400.

It clearly won't be an HTC One variant, as we've already got the One Mini which isn't too much different to this, so HTC will be taking a different tack as far as branding and identity is concerned.

In terms of a launch date, we'd guess probably a month to two months from now. It's clearly not a million miles away, since development has gone on long enough that its Android version 4.2.2 on board and not the newer 4.3, and yet considering we've only just heard about it, there's little chance of it launching next week or anything.

LlabTooFeR adds that the HTC Zara will be available on Sprint in the US, “possibly in Europe/Asia” and will arrive in dual-SIM guise in China.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 26, 2013 at 10:32

Midrange is the new highend. For real. Seriously, why spend biiiiig money at the moment?
Pretty much everyone agrees there hasn't been much innovation for the past 12-18 months.

High-end hardware is generally overspecced beyond any necessity.
Sure, if you need a niche-y feature like a 41MP camera or similar, knock yourselves out, but other than that? Photo quality aside, Lumia 920 or 820? Pffft.
SGS3 or SGS4? Or heck, a Mini variant if you're fed up with that bulge in your pocket.


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