HTC Zara mini: images and specs leak out

HTC Zara mini: images and specs leak out
Manufacturers' craze over mini versions of their flagship devices seems to be spreading to their mid-range offerings, especially as far as HTC is concerned. You may remember that a device named HTC Zara, a mashup between the HTC One and Desire lines, was first brought up about a month ago. Now, the rumor mill has churned yet another snippet of information regarding a smaller, mini version of the HTC Zara, codenamed HTC 301e.

Having just passed through Tenaa, the Chinese FCC-equivalent, any hope for a surprise as far as the HTC Zara mini is concerned can be abandoned. As if the semi-official images weren't enough, we also have our first set of alleged specs that will come packed in the mini version of the mid-ranger. As you're about to see, the scoop is rather extensive, all things considered.

HTC Zara mini specs:



  • Android 4.1.2

  • 4.3-inch, 480x800 TFT display

  • 1GHz dual-core chipset, possibly a Snapdragon 400

  • 512MB of RAM, 8GB of microSD-expandable internal storage

  • A 5MP CMOS sensor capable of 720p video at the rear with a 1.3MP front shooter

  • 132x66x9.88mm, weighs 125g

  • dual-SIM support, compatible with GSM/WCDMA networks

  • gravity, proximity and light sensors

  • comes in black and white


Release date remains unknown, but the word on the street is that the HTC Zara mini will come commanding a price of about $212 (1299 Yuan).


source: Tenaa via Techkiddy, C Tech

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12 Comments

1. Kurai unregistered

And everyone is complaining about how huge the xperia z1's bezel is. lol

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Xperia z1 is a high end device..this is a mid range device.

8. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Xperia Z1 is a water resistant device..

3. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I guess the bezels for this is handling the device better.

4. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

The side bezels on the ONE are huge as well...the top and bottom bezels on this one are not helping either, what's up with that..

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Bezel on HTC One is well used for speakers. BoomSound

12. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

what is the big deal with large bezels, it actually doesn't make any difference, its the phone experience along with the price that it is coming that should be concerned..

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

With 512MB it will have problems running even the current version of Android... this is an entry-level phone, and the price seems to be too high. Its competitors (s3 mini, Xperia L or M, to name a few) all have 1gb of ram.

7. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Design is sexy as.

10. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Another fail! 512MB RAM ain't enough nowadays. Even Low-end phones like Xperia L, P or Galaxy Grand/Core/Win series comes with 1GB RAM

11. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

512mb ram ?? wtf ?? I bet the difference between 512mb ram and 1gb ram only cost HTC 2$ or 3$ more at much hahaha HTC I cannot believe how you actively becomes less attractive to me. 2 years ago, think of a smartphone, I think of HTC. Nowadays, NO WAY !! to HTC fanboy: I used 3 HTC phones in the past and still use HTC chacha now. but my next phone will never be HTC again

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