Images of the 4.5-inch HTC Zara leaked, will run Sense 5.5 on top of Android 4.3

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It’s been just under a month since we first heard of the HTC Zara, a supposed mashup between the HTC One and the HTC Desire lines, according to @evleaks. Known for his tellingly resourceful (if unnamed) contacts over at the Taiwanese manufacturer, the leakster appears to have come across more information on the Zara, including specs and press images.

Immediately obvious is the fact that the source was right from the beginning – the front of the HTC Zara looks like a complete port of the HTC One’s pretty looks, so no complains there. On the back side, we have a similar story, and despite the tribute to the Desire line, the Zara doesn’t look like a sloppy stitch-job, not one bit.

Moving on, some of you may remember that once the HTC Zara story broke out, shortly thereafter we also got wind of the specs on the device. While the new info conflicts somewhat with those, the discrepancies are mostly minor. We have the same 4.5-inch, 540×960 qHD display that was already tipped, powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 and 1GB RAM. On the back we have an 8MP shooter (no word whether HTC’s proprietary Ultrapixel tech will be used), and a 2100mAh battery. The 8GB of microSD-expandable internal storage is said to house Sense 5.5 on top of Android 4.3 out of the box. As of yet, we have no information what the refreshed version of HTC’s custom skin will bring to the tablet, but this, combined with rumors on the web, should, at the very least, confirm one is coming. And while we don’t have an ETA on the new software, the HTC Zara is slated for launch in Q4, according to the source, so we can imagine the wait may soon be over.

As always, once more information becomes available, you’ll be the first to know.


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