By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 25, 2013 04:34 AM EDT
HTC seems to have another Android smartphone en route, as an HTC Zara is reportedly heading to Sprint.
In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, HTC is apparently aiming to cover all fronts. While its latest flagship, the HTC One, is fighting rivals at the high-end segment of the market, the upcoming HTC Zara will take on the mid-range sector.
High-end smartphones may get most of the attention and praise, but not all consumers can afford to invest in a top-notch handset. HTC aims to cater to the needs of the more budget-conscious with a new mid-range smartphone called HTC Zara, which should sport an affordable price tag considering its specs.
According to notorious tipster @evleaks, the upcoming HTC Zara is headed to Sprint and will launch as a sort of combination of the One and Desire families, notes a July 23 tweet. Another famous leaker, Llabtoofer, followed up on @evleaks' scoop and added some specs and features of the purported smartphone.
The HTC Zara will reportedly sport a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. Under the hood, the mid-range handset will pack a dual-core Qualcomm 400 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The smartphone is also rumored to include 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. There is no mention so far of a micro SD card slot for additional memory, but this will likely be on board as well. Other reported specifications include an UltraPixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing shooter. In terms of software, the upcoming Sprint HTC Zara will reportedly boast the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, as well as HTC's new Sense 5.0 skin.
As expected with a mid-range smartphone, the specs and features of the purported HTC Zara are not all that impressive. On the other hand, Android 4.2 and HTC Sense 5.0 are definitely welcome and boost the overall specs of the smartphone.
According to Llabtoofer, who claims to have received this information from an anonymous source, the HTC Zara will launch on Sprint's network in the U.S., will "possibly" hit Europe/Asia and will have a dual-SIM version in China. Keep in mind, however, that none of this information is confirmed yet.
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