Images of the 4.5-inch HTC Zara leaked, will run Sense 5.5 on top of Android 4.3
It's been just under a month since we first heard of the HTC Zara, a supposed mashup between the HTC One and the HTC Desire lines, according to @evleaks. Known for his tellingly resourceful (if unnamed) contacts over at the Taiwanese manufacturer, the leakster appears to have come across more information on the Zara, including specs and press images.
Immediately obvious is the fact that the source was right from the beginning – the front of the HTC Zara looks like a complete port of the HTC One's pretty looks, so no complains there. On the back side, we have a similar story, and despite the tribute to the Desire line, the Zara doesn't look like a sloppy stitch-job, not one bit.
Moving on, some of you may remember that once the HTC Zara story broke out, shortly thereafter we also got wind of the specs on the device. While the new info conflicts somewhat with those, the discrepancies are mostly minor. We have the same 4.5-inch, 540x960 qHD display that was already tipped, powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 and 1GB RAM. On the back we have an 8MP shooter (no word whether HTC's proprietary Ultrapixel tech will be used), and a 2100mAh battery. The 8GB of microSD-expandable internal storage is said to house Sense 5.5 on top of Android 4.3 out of the box. As of yet, we have no information what the refreshed version of HTC's custom skin will bring to the tablet, but this, combined with rumors on the web, should, at the very least, confirm one is coming. And while we don't have an ETA on the new software, the HTC Zara is slated for launch in Q4, according to the source, so we can imagine the wait may soon be over.
As always, once more information becomes available, you'll be the first to know.
1. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I thought Beats was ditching HTC, but w/e, not complaining!
10. quakan (Posts: 1160; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Probably won't see the partnership end until 2014.
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1364; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
It looks like a 2013 edition of the one x
3. mr.techdude (Posts: 542; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Why couldn't the HTC one be that curvy it would have been much easier to hold, I have the one and I love it more every day but I wish it was a little bit more ergomic on my hand.
5. BiN4RY (Posts: 81; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Because that curve is freaking ugly and the HTC ONE's edges are fine the way it is.
4. Genersis (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 May 2013)
There's something about this phone that makes it just look so very right.
Probably the dark metal look.
6. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)
"As always, once more information becomes available, you'll be the first to know."
LOL i laughed so hard....
it should be like ""As always, once more information becomes available, you'll be the last to know."
8. djcody (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)
What a joke phone HTC!!! Low end spec for mid high price. No thanks
9. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
What is low end about it? If this is low end then so is the Samsung S4 mini
11. ibap (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
And of course it will run (non)Sense on top of Android.
12. Mrmark (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Isn't qHD the specs for the iPhone 5 Screen?
13. Mrmark (Posts: 132; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
640 x 1136 pixels
16 777 216
Light sensor, Proximity sensor
9.4 days (225 hours)
Talk time (3G):
Dual core, 1300 MHz,
14. eman99 (Posts: 214; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
might as well wait for the phablet of htc one
15. gigaraga (Posts: 729; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
This phone looks sexy as!~ I might even get it..appeals more than XZ or even the ONE!