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HTC Zara Outed in Leak – 4.5″ qHD Display, Sense 5.5, Plastic Body

HTC Zara

The infamous @evleaks is at it yet again. This time, his victim is the unannounced HTC Zara, a phone that has midrange written all over its plastic shell. Dubbed as a much cheaper One, the Zara features specs that should allow the device to go on sale for an extremely reasonable price, but still enabling buyers to get their hands on some BoomSound and Sense 5+ features. 

As for specs that should be noted as “decent,” it is listed as featuring Sense 5.5, a version of HTC’s skin which is yet to launch. No word on what could be added, but time will tell. In addition, the leak states it could come running Android 4.3, as well as feature an 8MP camera, not the 4MP UltraPixel sensor that is found on the One and One Mini.


  • MSM8930 processor (2 x 1.2GHz)
  • 4.5″ qHD display
  • 1GB/8GB (microSD) storage
  • 8MP camera
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Sense 5.5

According to the leak, the Zara could hit the market sometime in Q4 of this year.


Via: @evleaks

  • osbert

    HTC Zara will hitting on store at Winter 2013 in selected Zara shop.
    Coming Soon HTC Uniqlo H&M AND MORE

  • Blue Sun

    The image captures the blurriness of the 4.5″ qHD display perfectly.

  • Blue Sun

    WTF is up with that limited storage capacity?

  • MacNificent

    I’d definitely take the this over the One (it’s cute). But then again. I will never buy another Hand Tossed Chalupa phone agin.

  • SUNupe


  • renaldoblee

    $85 an
    hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two
    shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And whats awesome is Im
    working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I

  • DJ Lawless One™

    Boost, Cricket and Virgin customers will be lining up for this at a $200 price.

  • alloutriot808

    Introducing qhd thermoformed forged polycarbonit polymer body design. See what I just did their. That’s how you market plastic the right way /pat self on back

  • Gnex

    I’m making a joke render as soon as the Verizon version leaks.

  • See, THIS is what makes HTC smarter than Moto. Make the hypebeast device FIRST. THEN release the midrange. {{-_-}}

  • a) youth.in.asia

    HTC OneC …following in Apple’s footsteps

  • kixofmyg0t

    So….it’s got a dual core S4 Plus with Adreno 305 pushing qHD res. Hmm. It should perform like X does in games.

    That’s a lot of GPU for qHD. Could be good for battery life.

    • Allan

      That’s not a lot of GPU for qHD, at least in 2013 standards. Adreno 305 performs at roughly the same level as the old 225. Depending on the situation, either can take a small lead over the other. One S with the 225 is nowhere near the king nowadays, especially with that Moto X with a Krait 300+New Adreno 320 mix.

      What will be interesting is whether this is an S4 Plus or one of the S400s (most of them are just rebrands though). An AB variant can bring Krait 300 to the mix. Maybe they’ll up-clock the 305.

      I’m not buying this phone, just speculating. This has “fire and forget” written all over it.

      • kixofmyg0t


        The chipset listed corresponds with the S4 Plus.

        Also from the benchmarks it seems 305 fairs well against 225

        • Allan

          Well, I would take those results with a grain of salt since the second phone is a Windows Phone and the T-Rex test has not been released for too long. I compared the Adreno 305 against the 330 and the 305 beats the LG G2 in the triangle throughput so that makes no sense. The difference between the two in the T-Rex offscreen 1080p should be far more than just 9 fps (13 vs 22). The phone name is “Qualcomm Adreno 305” running Windows Phone so I’m not sure what test platform that is…

          Software makes a big difference, so yes, Adreno 305 does generally do better than the older 225. However, we must remember that 305 is probably a newer architecture based on that of the famed 320 while the 225 was just a die shrink and up-clock of the 220 with some little changes.

          I’ve been fed up with the SGX 530 in my defy and Adreno 200 in my HTC Desire so the 305 is not enough for me; however, it’s not a bad GPU. I just wish Qualcomm would share more info.

  • Booyabobby

    Don’t bother HTC. No one will buy it.

  • Asmodai

    Well since the One Mini is a $100 phone and has better specs than this I guess this is going to be a free phone (with contract)… MAYBE $50???

    • TylerChappell

      As others have said, this is probably a phone headed for other markets since they already have the Mini. Either that or it will be a Verizon exclusive on the low end in place of the Mini since Verizon likes adopting HTC’s red-headed step children so god damn much.

  • Shane Redman


  • Jeremy Gross


    • Asmodai

      960×540 (quarter HD)

      • Jeremy Gross

        i know what it means, im just suprised because the mini has a 720p

  • MotoRulz

    It seems like they just keep throwing sh!t at us hoping that we will bite.. Well this ain’t gonna do it..

  • Tyler Durden

    Well that’s ugly

    • Strbckboy

      Hey Dyler Turden…so is your mom. Speaking of your mom, she’s getting old…just like your broken record of negative comments.

      • Tyler Durden

        Thanks for taking the time to make such a useless comment

        • Strbckboy

          If ever anyone knew a thing or two about being useless…I guess that’d be you.

          • Tyler Durden

            Aren’t kids back in school? Go to sleep.

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    How’s That Consolidating working out for your product portfolio? Just another device to release and forget to maintain their continued poor brand image.

    • ezbbycame2play

      Agree and…

  • Jonathan Bunch

    why wont qhd dislays die. anything above a 4″ needs to be 720 or full 1080, qhd is going to look like doo doo on a 4.5 inch screen.

    • kixofmyg0t

      You should check out the Galaxy Mega 5.8. It has a qHD dislay on a 5.8″ screen. it’s new too.

  • Justin W

    For those wondering why it’s tagged with @urbanstrata instead of @evleaks, it’s because @Evleaks and @Urbanstrata (HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager) don’t get along, as seen here: https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/366945947592310786

    • Justin W

      Nice catch!

  • JasonWhite

    Most interesting thing to see here… 4.3. Because I don’t have it. And I want it. And now I need to go eat ice cream while I lament that Verizon probably won’t get the next Nexus :'(

  • mustbepbs

    What the **** is with HTC and their Sense 4.x or 5.x?! It’s so damn confusing. It seems like every phone they release they do this. I mean, they released Sense 5, and then Sense 5.1, and now they’re up to 5.5? What the hell?

  • Jordan Webb

    So it’s a shittier Mini. Why?

    • Tyler Durden

      But but but but it’s got 4.3!

    • domytoruluq

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      Most interesting thing to see
      here… 4.3. Because I don’t have it. And I want it. And now I need to
      go eat ice cream while I lament that Verizon probably won’t get the next
      Nexus :'(

    • Appleanche

      Prepaid.. The Mini is going to be about $350-$450 off contract, that’s still likely too much for most prepaid buyers.

      A $150-$250 phone with Boom Speakers, decent build quality, and pretty decent look is going to be pretty appealing to them.

  • Jeremy B.

    not even SLIGHTLY interested……wasted my time even reading this rumor….

    • T4rd

      It probably won’t be available in/on your country/carrier anyways. =p

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    why? One Mini not good enough?…. Or is this for emerging markets with lower cost due to the Plastic Body instead?

    • hkklife

      So 4.3″ 720P, nice build and no expandable storage on the Mini or 4.5″ qHD with expandable storage and a plastic body on this one? HTC has such a bizarre, overlapping lineup. i think its safe to say this one won’t be making its way Stateside.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I don’t think AT&T likes your tone about not coming stateside

      • Strbckboy

        AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint are all possible landing spots. Maybe all 3.

  • Tim242

    Yeah HTCoffin, so much for fewer phones.

    • Strbckboy

      Yeah…cause releasing a handful of phones definitely equals death. Samsung must be on the verge…

      • Tyler Durden

        Releasing a handful of shltty phones.

        • Strbckboy

          Really don’t understand why you have such negative feelings toward HTC, but I have a couple of guesses:
          1. You were abused/bullied as a child and just hate the world.
          2. You are one of the students that Samsung paid to make negative comments.
          3. You are in Kindergarten and hate anything that is different than what you have/prefer.
          4. You really just have nothing better going on in your life.
          I could continue, but I’m quite certain I’ve already given the correct answer.

          • Tim242

            Or maybe because they keep releasing too many sh*tty phones and don’t support the decent ones.

      • Tim242

        HTC is bankrupt. They have said the last 2 years that they were going to put their resources into a single phone. But Instead, they think they can be Samsung and release a sh*tload of them. The phones don’t sell, and they sink further down in the grave.

        • TylerChappell

          Sad but true. Meh. I’m still happy with my DNA but I doubt my next phone will be an HTC. Because who knows what could become of them in about 1.5 years.

        • Strbckboy

          HTC is not bankrupt. They are in far better shape than many other manufacturers which are still in business. Although I know you’d love to see them go away, you need to get your facts straight.

          • Tim242

            They have been losing money for many quarters
            I don’t want them to go away, I just want to make better decisions and stop lying. I’ve owned many HTC devices in my time: Palm Treo, HTC Mogul, HTC Touch, HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC Hero, HTC EVO 4G, Droid Incredible, and HTC thunderbolt.
            I tried the DNA, but the battery killed it for me. I’m now on my third Samsung phone.

          • Strbckboy

            Again…FACTS! You say they’ve been loosing money for many quarters…they have NEVER posted an operating loss. I can understand that you have preferences. We all do. But lets not spread misinformation.

          • Tim242

            When I say losing money, I mean profits steadily dropping. Their profit last quarter was down 83%, even with the One launch.

          • Strbckboy

            Expensive phone to manufacture. But if you really meant what you say about wanting HTC to stick around and make better decisions, I think you’ll get your wish! 🙂

          • Tim242

            Releasing phones like this is not an indicator of better decisions. They also have to stop lying. I say they, but I get a strange feeling you are employed by HTC : ). I used to be HTC’s biggest fan, but bad decisions and lies have caught up with them. They put out too many phones with sub par batteries, and don’t have the resources to support them. If not for the battery and bad camera on the One, I would have been all over it…even with the unsightly amount of bezel.

        • michael arazan

          HTC releasing crappy phones no one will buy, and they wonder why they are going down.