By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 30, 2013 11:11 AM EDT
The purported HTC Zara Mini smartphone just keeps leaking and the latest leak offers some hands-on photos and more details about the device's specs.
The HTC One Max may have grabbed most of the attention recently, but HTC also plans to launch several mid-range handsets by the end of the year. The HTC Zara is one of those handsets, and it seems that the company aims to continue the Mini trend by bringing an HTC Zara Mini to market as well.
The HTC Zara Mini has leaked extensively and three sources posted details about the purported handset at roughly the same time. The smartphone made an appearance in Tenaa filings, which are basically the Chinese version of the FCC documentation. All device manufacturers need to file in proper documentation with the Tenaa in order to sell their products.
The smartphone then popped up on a Chinese website that leaked several photos, and the notorious tipster @evleaks jumped aboard the leak train with some information of his own. According to the famous leakster, the HTC Zara Mini reportedly goes by the codename Z3.
The HTC Zara Mini is expected to hit the market as an entry-level device, suitable for first-time smartphone buyers or those looking to purchase an affordable handset with decent specifications.
The purported handset will reportedly sport a 4.3-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a dual-core processor, potentially Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, clocked at 1GHz, and only 512MB of RAM. The HTC Zara Mini would also reportedly pack 8GB of internal storage, with a micro SD card slot for additional memory. Other specs include a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, dual-SIM support and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Based on the leaked images, the HTC Zara Mini doesn't seem to fall far from the full-size Zara. Both handsets look like an interesting mixture of the HTC One with various cues borrowed from older HTC handsets. As one would expect with an entry-level handset, the HTC Zara Mini will not sport the stylish metal chassis that made the HTC One so popular.
It remains unclear at this point just when the purported HTC Zara Mini, or Z3, would hit the market, or how much it would cost. Considering its specs, however, the handset should come in at around $200.
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