HTC Desire 601 aka HTC Zara tipped for a Q4 launch

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HTC may be secretive and tight lipped about its upcoming smartphones, but the Taiwanese giant seems to be getting worse at keeping things under wraps. HTC Zara, the mid-range smartphone that has been rumoured for a while, has again been spotted.

The Notorious @evleaks has claimed that the HTC Zara will be officially called as HTC Desire 601. The tweet says, “HTC Zara will ship as the Desire 601.” This would position the device as the successor to the already unveiled HTC Desire 600 which is a dual-SIM smartphone. There is no word about the pricing and availability of the HTC Desire 601 from the company, but @evleaks is tipping a Q4 release.

Earlier, @evleaks revealed the design of the device under its codename HTC Zara. The leaked image showed the front and rear panel of the yet to be announced mid-range smartphone, alongside its specifications.

The rumoured specifications of the HTC Desire 601 aka HTC Zara include a 4.5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 540×960 pixels. It is said to sport an 8-megapixel rear camera and be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8930 processor. Other specifications include 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD slot and 2,100mAh battery. The device is likely to run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI on top, which is the highlight of the device, since this is the first time we’ve heard of an update to HTC’s UI since Sense 5 shipped with the HTC One.

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