Next HTC Windows Phone codenamed “Tiara,” first post-Portico device?

Next HTC Windows Phone codenamed “Tiara,” first post-Portico device?
On the heels of learning about HTC’s intentions to continue making Windows Phone devices, even in the face of disappointing sales.

That is good news and it sets the stage to wonder what HTC might have in store for us. Well as it happens some specifications have leaked. The next iteration of Windows Phone by HTC, code named “Tiara” will be a bit more modest in nature.

For those wondering if it will follow the same design language as the newly announced HTC One, the rumor is that it will not. The Tiara will have the distinction of being one of the first Windows Phone devices running on the second major update to Windows Phone 8 (post Portico), referred to Windows Phone 8 GDR2 (General Distribution Release).

Spec-wise, it does not look like it will make you break out into any sweats, but that might make it more accessible price-wise. Tiara will have a 4.3-inch super LCD2 screen with 800x480 WVGA resolution. An 1,800mAh battery will be feeding power to a dual-core 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which will be more than capable to handle the smooth work of the operating system. 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage will be on board, though there is no indication about microSD card support. The main camera is 8MP with a 1.6MP front facing camera.

We will see how these numbers hold up to whatever the final product looks like at launch, but what do you think? Does this strike you as the right direction to move a product line?

source: Unwired View

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25 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

sounds a bit girly ..

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Nokia 720 > this

7. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

htc one sv packed with 8mp & wp8...................even battery and secondary camera is also same.....

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

A new midrange in between the 8x and 8s? Well,if the price is right then it fits the product line

4. AAABall unregistered

That's not enough storage if it doesn't have an SD slot. It least the specs indicate that the next update for Windows Phone and will be available for all devices.

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

just compared the specs of this to the 8X and 8S. if it was money and i HAD to buy a windows phone, i'd still go with the samsung ativ S every time. the specs and options are such a higher standard for not that much more money. The tiara is HTCs way of saying 'we've still got nothing new. Here, have a phone thats near enough the same as the last windows phone we brought out'

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Starting to take abit after apple if you ask me

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Can i ask how?

8. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Very "meh". They need a wider variety, like an evolved Titan 2, and a One running Windows Phone 8. The WP8X has a great design, but was handicapped by its smaller screen and lack of flagship "specialness" in comparison to the Lumia 920.

9. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

NL920>ATIV S>NL820>WP8X>NL720>NL620>WP8S

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

And to round out the big-names, WP8S>NL520

12. windroid unregistered

I think 8X tops NL820 because of the higher resolutions, it's the same as NL920.

21. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

dude how the hell is the lumia 620 better than 8s ??

25. ricco

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

it has 8GB internal storage (8S only has 4GB); it has Nokia specific apps (Drive, Lenses, offline navigation); it has overall better build quality.

11. lovefist unregistered

Well what can you expect from htc? Anemic batteries as usual ^_^ but wait... It's thinner. So that should make the price higher than the 720. Smh htc never listens.

13. senbobaggins

Posts: 8; Member since: May 22, 2011

eh....PA....you do know thats an image of WP7.5??

14. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

A faster & bigger HTC Radar 4G LoL

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

The 8x is already midrange. We want a quad core processor, that new htc one camera, bigger battery, aluminum design, front facing speakers, bigger screen, and more. I can go on. Windows phone moves so slow. I might be going back to android if the Moto X is affordable.

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

WP8 takes so little battery life why would it need a quad-core just to add to the price, htc one camera is bad lumia 920s is the best and hey that is WP8, i agree with you on battery but my HTC 8s gets through a day fine, aluminium design-whats the point when you have beutiful design from nokia, agrre on front facing speakers, and some people dont want big screen but i would so i agree with you on that one...

22. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1250; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I just want the best phone that can be made, not just what's 'good enough' since it's a windows phone. I want a windows phone that has just as high tech hardware as android phones. That's the way it was when the first windows phones came out. They fell behind along the way and made excuses for themselves by having a very light, simple OS.

16. shnibz

Posts: 517; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I'm glad WP is still making 4.3 screen phones but enough with the 480x800 already! At least bump it up to qhd. That's still mid range at best at this point

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

The qHD resolution is not supported by WP8. Only 800x480, 1280x720, & 1280x768.

19. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

But nothing can beat the design of the HTC 8S...dare you to find nicer design probably going to get alot of comments...

23. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

What's with the girly names? Butterfly then tiara? What's next? Jessica, lipstick, lingerie, Brittany, mascara? Lol. Girly names aside, HTC still makes good phones, though.

24. rigorimpossible

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

720 is better

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