HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8 device specs leak, codenamed Tiara


Earlier today we reported that HTC would be launching a Windows Phone device in 2013 and now we have quite a few more details about the upcoming device.

Unwiredview, who has been pouring out the information recently, has the goods on the new HTC device. The phone is referred to internally as Tiara and it will ship with Windows Phone 8.

As for specs, the phone will have a 1.2ghz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 8MP rear and 1.6 MP front facing camera and a 1800mAH battery. These specs would place this device into the mid-tier category, so don’t expect this phone to be a copy of the HTC One but the source believes it will look more like the One SV.

Thanks to our eagle eyed readers, it looks like this might be the device that is headed to Sprint. Sprint had previously stated that they would be selling a Windows Phone 8 device from HTC and the Tiara ticks both of those boxes.

The device is expected to land in mid-May.

Source: Unwiredview

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Let me guess (as a Sprint customer)... that's the device that will be heading to Sprint. I wouldn't be surprised, unfortunately. Hopefully the Samsung offering is more top-end.

Sprint did confirm both of their coming WP8 devices by HTC and Samsung will have FFCs and microSD storage. That's one thing I didn't see mentioned here...

mikesingh said,
Let me guess (as a Sprint customer)... that's the device that will be heading to Sprint. I wouldn't be surprised, unfortunately. Hopefully the Samsung offering is more top-end.

Sprint did confirm both of their coming WP8 devices by HTC and Samsung will have FFCs and microSD storage. That's one thing I didn't see mentioned here...

How do you mean more top-end? I really don't get why people want a Phone that is more powerful then th average PC. I do understand a high resolution screen and memory but a Windows Phone doesn't need a faster processor or more RAM. 1Ghz dual-core and 1 GB RAM is plenty for WP8, it even works flawlessly on 512MB RAM.

Ronnet said,

How do you mean more top-end? I really don't get why people want a Phone that is more powerful then th average PC. I do understand a high resolution screen and memory but a Windows Phone doesn't need a faster processor or more RAM. 1Ghz dual-core and 1 GB RAM is plenty for WP8, it even works flawlessly on 512MB RAM.

Whilst I definitely agree WP8 can run beautifully on 512MG RAM and a 1Ghz Dual Core processor you cannot compare an ARMv7 (or any ARM architecture for that matter) to an Intel Core i3 x86-64 chip! Anyhow, as I said, WP is a brilliant example of a well written OS which doesn't need a wealth of resources to be fluent but it still pains me to here any mobile ARM chipset device compared to a fully fledged architecture like x86-64 or Itanium!

DomZ said,
General Distribution Release 2

Sounds right but are we talking 8.1 here or something else? Still find it interesting.

So basically WP is being targeted at the low end? We have the launch phones being spec'd to match the previous generation of Android phones, now getting a large dump of cheap phones. When does the wave of one-upping the competition begin?

NXTwoThou said,
So basically WP is being targeted at the low end? We have the launch phones being spec'd to match the previous generation of Android phones, now getting a large dump of cheap phones. When does the wave of one-upping the competition begin?

Well, unfortunately it seems that the high end phones wont be coming till second half 2013

auziez said,

Well, unfortunately it seems that the high end phones wont be coming till second half 2013

I wonder if they are holding the release of high-end phones because of "Blue", although rumors says it will be delayed to 2014, different processors or higher res displays....

NXTwoThou said,
So basically WP is being targeted at the low end? We have the launch phones being spec'd to match the previous generation of Android phones, now getting a large dump of cheap phones. When does the wave of one-upping the competition begin?

Its called getting marketshare. The high end devices serve their purpose. This isn't android where you need quad cores and the latest GPUs so as to reduce stutter and laggyness. I have yet to see anything on WP that maxes the hardware. Now the focus is in flooding the low and mid range market,as to gain marketshare. More marketshare=more developers. more devs = more apps. more apps=more phones sold. more phones sold = more people buying your high end device = $$$$$ profit.

the strategy is working,as the lumia 800 helped tremendously to get windows phone marketshare at about %6 around most of the world. this number can only go up with the release of phones like the 520,620,720, the new cheap Huawei and this HTC. Sammy is probably getting jealous that 1 in 5 androids are ditching their phones for windows phone(check the latest report) that they will probably start targeting these low end phones with their own low-mid end windows phones.

Fritzly said,

I wonder if they are holding the release of high-end phones because of "Blue", although rumors says it will be delayed to 2014, different processors or higher res displays....

I just wish the time went by faster, need a new phone and I want it to be a WP

vcfan said,

This isn't android where you need quad cores and the latest GPUs so as to reduce stutter and laggyness.

Sammy is probably getting jealous that 1 in 5 androids are ditching their phones for windows phone(check the latest report) that they will probably start targeting these low end phones with their own low-mid end windows phones.

lol Fanboyism at its most ridiculous...Android has no lag or stutter issues even on low end devices since the release of ICS and that was only compounded with project butter.

As for Samsung getting jealous of users switching LMAO

WP = -3% market share
Android = +75% market share worldwide

WP is only a threat in fanboys dreams, no one cares about it and no one is buying it

Sonne said,

lol Fanboyism at its most ridiculous...Android has no lag or stutter issues even on low end devices since the release of ICS and that was only compounded with project butter.

As for Samsung getting jealous of users switching LMAO

WP = -3% market share
Android = +75% market share worldwide

WP is only a threat in fanboys dreams, no one cares about it and no one is buying it

And yet we have manufactures trying to play catch up with camera quality. Who cares if you have no lag when it takes terrible pictures LMFFAAOOOO -_-

and dude, they are selling millions... people are buying it lol.

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