HTC Zeta Specs Leak — Is this the HTC’s Flagship Phone for 2012?

After the HTC Edge, which could be the first quad-core phone world might see, another HTC phone — and another quad-core device — HTC Zeta, has leaked with list of very impressive specifications, and an image hinting about its uniqueness. With HTC getting two quad-core devices leaked already, we hope other android OEMs are preparing quite well too to show-off their quad-core goods at CES in January.

Speaking of HTC Zeta — which is the codename, btw — the most impressive thing about the leaked specs to day is the presence of 2.5GHz quad-core processor — APQ8064 S4 chip, the best announced by Qualcomm. Sure, this makes dual-core phones of today look like the single core phones of last year when dual-core got announced last year. That’s the thing with tech, year by year, like clockwork. But we’re happy with it, aren’t we.

HTC Zeta Specifications

  • 4.5-inch 720p HD display (no word on type, but Super LCD would be our best guess)
  • 2.5GHz quad-core CPU (the best on offer by Qualcomm, APQ8064 S4 chip)
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) pre-installed (we think HTC’s custom UI, Sense 4.0 would also be onboard)
  • Beat Audio support
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP (with dual LED flash and 1080p capable) and 1.3MP camera in back and front respectively
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dimensions — 109.8 x 60.9 x 9.8mm (9.8mm is pretty cool — that makes it HTC’s slimmest flagship device, btw!)
  • Weight – 5.15ounces (146 grams)
  • 1830 mAh battery

Yes, that’s you HTC’s flagship device for the year 2012, or at least the first half of it, if not just the first quarter — going by the rate android devices up the specs ante these days.

What do you think about HTC Zeta? Shouldn’t it be less heavier — Galaxy S2 is 116g, Atrix is 135g (equals iPhone 4S), while HTC’s own Incredible S was 135g. We’re happy that HTC has made efforts in slimming the device down this time, and has successfully brought it under 10mm — 9.8mm to be exact — but is it enough? For sake of stats, Galaxy S2 is just 8.5mm while Droid Razr, released only this month, just laughs at other devices with its 7.1mm super slim body.

HTC Zeta Price

No word — official or not — is available on this. We expect the price to be $300 in US with 2 year contract required. As for the factory unlocked price, $650 budget wouldn’t let you down, if you’re planning for it.

HTC Zeta Release Date

Phew! That’s a bug guess but we’re hopeful of a April 2012 release in US and major European markets, although name could be different in US than rest of the world.

That’s it. Leave you thoughts about the HTC Zeta, about the quad-core phones, and what are your feelings for your current phone, in the comments section below — it’s always a pleasure to hear from you.

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  1. wow if htc would get it togather they could have a good phone but u can have all the cores in the world but with such small ram u still arent getting anywere

    1. 1GB is good but yes, I agree with you — it looks dated, and a little bit out of sorts with rest of specs, which make Zeta a masterpiece.

  2. just realse soon cuz it’s awsome can’t wait to buy this phone and there is no compare with him till now …

    1. Yes… till now.

      More devices will be out soon — either rumored or announced — so it will be interesting to see how quickly HTC is able to release it, before competition waked up and comes up with even better offers.

      Anyway, if nothing else, SE’s Xperia Arc HD at 1.5 GHz dual core processor already looks behind.

      Moreover, Samsung has already unveiled its Exynos quad-core chip, so it’s likely that quad-core Galaxy S3 is in plans, and might get announced in CES in early January.

  3. Hah.. Sounds funny on this gadget, where a big spoon scoops a small cup.

    This is where the Speed circumscribed with the Memory (RAM) .. 

    Another odd, i am not certain HTC Zeta will durable for a day –‘

    But i personally love the HTC Zeta’s Design. 😡

  4. Weight of HTC phones is due to metal rather than plastic esp for rear and that is what makes them feel so much more SOLID! Thin at 9.8 is good but a little diaappointing althogh the Zeta is thinner and MUCH prettier than the ugly & clumsy othe ICM phone by HTC…

    1. My HTC Wildfire S is the most solid phone i have felt in it’s class. But, one problem i fae now would be that the plastic chasis is starting to come off.

  5. It’s not thick enough. I like a phone I can hold with only one hand and use it without dropping it due to the phone being too thin. What truley is remarkable is the width and height of it. I consider all other phones on the market nowadays being too large. You can’t really operate them comfortably with one hand. This on the other hand is even smaller then my old Desire, wich I still cling on to since all the new phones are like iPads. It still packs a huge screen wich is the truley remarkable thing. Look at that screen going all the way to the edges, leaving just enough space for some capacitive keys and a slim speaker. That’s the future right there!

  6. I seriously hope this phone is real, it is the only phone I would trade my HTC HD2 running android 4.0.3 for.

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