It appears HTC is preparing to introduce another Android mid-range smartphone, known as HTC Zara, in the coming weeks. According to a leaked render from @evleaks, the device looks like it will sport a more toned down look of the HTC One, though this one will be made of plastic (with a soft touch finish, we hope) instead of aluminum. Its specs and build materials will apparently keep Zara’s price low, giving HTC the opportunity to reach a number of markets when placed beside the HTC One, One Max and One Mini.
HTC Zara: MSM8930 (2 x 1.2GHz), 4.5" qHD, 1GB/8GB (microSD), 8MP, 2100mAh, JB 4.3, Sense 5.5, Q4 pic.twitter.com/WswKeLJLYz
— @evleaks (@evleaks) August 20, 2013
The device will apparently sport Android 4.3, Sense 5.5 (which we have yet to hear about), an 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (microSD expandable), a 4.5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 2,100mAh battery. The specs don’t sound completely terrible given the market HTC is targeting, and HTC’s devices typically sport excellent build quality, so this might not be a bad option.
As of now, it’s unclear what carrier the device will hit and for how much. Renders usually give us a small hint as to when that handset will be released, but this one offers nothing, though @evleaks notes it could hit during Q4. Seeing as we’re already getting a render, it’s likely HTC will announce the device fairly soon.