HTC Zara smartphone

A new HTC smartphone has been leaked online called the HTC Zara.

The HTC Zara has been outed by @eveleaks and appears to be a fully plastic version of the HTC One and HTC One mini. It is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of this year and going by its plastic casing and specs will be much cheaper than this year's HTC One range.

See also: HTC unveils Desire 500 mid-range smartphone.

According to the leaked information, the HTC Zara will be pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which is the latest version and HTC's Sense 5.5.

The HTC Zara will supposedly come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM alongside it. It will also have 8 GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot. See also The 8 best smartphones: What's the best phone you can buy in 2013?

Other leaked specifications include an 8 Mp camera, a 2100mAh battery, Beats Audio and a 4.5 in screen with a qHD (540 x 960) resolution.

Pending the price, the spec line-up means it could go up against the plastic iPhone 5C which Apple is expected to launch next month. See also: HTC One Glamour Red review.

HTC could well unveil the Zara at next month's IFA show in Germany where it is also thought to be launching the HTC One Max.

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