HTC to launch 'Tiara' handset with Windows Phone 8 GDR2 in mid-May
When HTC killed off its plans for its flagship Zenith WP8 handset, many thought the company had decided to stick to Android only. But a leak points to a new Windows Phone handset out of the Taiwan-based company.
According to EvLeaks at UnwiredView, HTC will launch the HTC Tiara, believed to be one of the first handsets to run Windows Phone 8 GDR2 - reportedly a big update to the original Windows Phone 8 released last autumn.
Spec-wise, the HTC Tiara is said to feature a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch 800 x 480 Super LCD2 display, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1800mAh battery.
There's is no word on overall design, but specs point to its looking similar to the HTC One SV - both with the same processor speed and screen. A similar design to the latest HTC One looks to be out of the question.
The Tiara leak comes shortly after a report from CNET, which noted that HTC had confirmed more Windows Phone devices were on their way. Tai Ito, HTC's VP for Global Product Planning, told the publication: "We are actually fully committed to our Windows Phone business. We do have good collaboration with Microsoft for a future release this year."
Details on Windows Phone 8 GDR2 are scarce, but it is believed to be a pretty big refinement over the first version.
The HTC Tiara will reportedly launch sometime in mid-May, though HTC hasn't provided a formal announcement.