By Stephen Schenck | July 24, 2013 11:48 AM
It’s only been a couple days since we first heard the name HTC Zara, and the rumored smartphone keeps popping up over and over again. Yesterday we checked out the claim that the plastic-body smartphone might be coming to Sprint at some point, and was envisioned as sort of a cross between the One and Desire families. Today we get some actual hardware specs to help flesh-out that picture.
Supposedly, we’re looking at a 4.5-inch qHD handset running a Snapdragon 400 at 1.4GHz. It could be equipped with 8GB of on-board flash (expandable via microSD) and 1GB of RAM. Look for another of HTC’s UltraPixel cameras, and expect the phone to run Sense 5.0 on Android 4.2.2.
That all sounds pretty similar to the Galaxy S 4 Mini. Of course, the Mini’s 400 runs a little faster, and it has 1.5GB RAM, but we’re in the same ballpark: same SoC, a similar screen size, and the same resolution.
This source mentions Sprint again, as well as the possibility of variants for Europe and Asia, including a dual-SIM option.