Mysterious HTC Zara to arrive alongside HTC One Max?

July 22, 2013
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    HTC Zara

    As Samsung prepares for the release of its Note 3, HTC is also getting ready to unleash two new devices of its own. The first of the handsets is known as the HTC One Max and is designed to compete directly against the Note series. The second is a previously unheard of handset by the name of Zara.

    We’ll start by talking about the One Max, which we already know a great deal about.

    For starters, the phone will feature a premium metal-body design similar to the HTC One. The handset is also said to have a 5.9-inch FullHD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, UltraPixel camera and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

    September is shaping up to be an interesting month. Not only will we see Samsung’s latest Note, but now we have two interesting HTC devices to look forward to as well.

    What about the HTC Zara? The latest report from China Times suggests that the handset will arrive in September alongside the One Max. Unlike the One Max, the HTC Zara trades in the premium metal body for a plastic design that is probably more akin to Samsung devices.

    Unfortunately, beyond its plastic shell, next to nothing is known about the Zara. We can’t say what markets it is being aimed at, its pricing or even what kind of hardware or screen size the phone might possess.

    What we do know is that September is shaping up to be an interesting month. Not only will we see Samsung’s latest Note, but now we have two interesting HTC devices to look forward to as well.

    With HTC’s push towards higher-end metal bodies, would you still consider a plastic-bodied HTC handset if the specs were right for the money?


    • MasterMuffin

      Where does this Zara fit? We have the metal flagship (One), plastic flagship (Butterfly), phablet (One max) and mini (One mini).


      • Glenn Correa

        What about a table? That would be interesting.

        • MasterMuffin

          A table? That would certainly be a surprise, table from HTC xD

          You ment tablet, right? That’s a good idea

        • Victor V.

          Yes, now that is innovation right there. I like where your head is at Glenn. An htc one table. Love it.Anyways, an htc tablet would be interesting though. It would be one beautiful piece of hardware.

        • OMGgary

          Woah yeah, if they made it a table it could probably easily have an 8 foot touchscreen. Finally an Android device that giants can use. A device like that would sell like hot cakes north of the Wall in Game of Thrones!

    • Brendan

      Apparently a Zara is a girl who is really pretty (urbandictionary, so it might just be slang or something), so maybe it’ll be a direct competitor to the Moto X and their customization you can get when ordering?

      • LOL!

        Zara is a name, fuck urban dictionary.
        It’s all user-submitted crap.

        • Brendan

          It’s just food for thought, man.

          • Nick Dion

            He has a point, You type in any girl name it comes up as beautiful. You type in a guy name, it comes up as someone who has a huge dick. Classic internet.

            But, With the Girl name its easy to conclude that it will be a midtier device for women like that one released on verizon last year.

    • Mvrcel Lgt

      sounds like the HTC Gratia to me…HTC’s attempt on high priced “girly-phones”. Didn’t work out so well ;)

      • Luke

        Wrong again Bob.

    • MITM

      I read an article about HTC combining the One and Butterfly lines– maybe this is it?

    • penny

      Zarathustra ?

    • ikke

      But the HTC Zara will not be in the One line cause plastix is not premium and the One line is superb premium quality.. Besides that i don’t even think it will be a plastic Phone butt well we will see…

    • Microsoftjunkie

      I think its gonna be something close to the HTC 8XT (aka HTC Tiara), htc one mini specs, minus resolution.

      • Andres Galvan

        Clever :)

    • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

      So it means it is a htc butterfly max

      • Christopher Vanwinkle

        More like HTC Butterfly Mini.

        • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

          5.9 inch is not mini

          • Andres Galvan

            The 5.9 incher is the One Max, made of metal. The plastic one is Zara.

            • Christopher Vanwinkle

              Thank you for stating this before I could.

    • Alu Zeros

      I like the htc one, but would be nice of they added a battery that would last all day with the same storage options.

    • Oooiii

      Where did the mentioned KLP (5.0) on the HTC one max go? :(

    • Major_Pita

      Possibly a competitor to the Samsung ‘Mega’ series mid priced phablets?

    • soloflyer12

      HTC one max = bigger HTC one
      HTC Zara = bigger butterfly s??

      And didn’t HTC say something about how they wanted merge the one line and butterfly line and make phones with metal and plastic