An HTC One smartphone is displayed in a mobile phone shop in Taipei. (Credit: Reuters)
An HTC One smartphone is displayed in a mobile phone shop in Taipei. (Credit: Reuters)Reuters

Taiwanese tech firm HTC will reportedly unveil a plastic-bodied smartphone called Zara in September.

According to China Times, the Zara smartphone which is similar to the HTC 8X and 8S will share the stage along with the much-rumoured HTC One Max (codenamed T6) phablet at the unveiling event. Apart from its plastic body, not much is known about the Zara smartphone. Some reports suggest that the device is likely to be a Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, while some maintain that would run on Android operating system.

Regarding HTC One Max, the smartphone is expected to make its debut at Berlin's IFA 2013 in September and is rumoured to sport a 5.9-inch FullHD display and 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU. Other stipulated features include an UltraPixel camera, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a 3,200mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

Meanhwhile, HTC which is on a launching spree unveiled its next Desire series smartphone called 500 on Tuesday in its home country. The handset sports a 4.3-inch WVGA display with 480x800 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon200 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Other features of the phone include 4GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6-megapixel front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with HTC Sense 5 and a 1,800mAh battery which would give 17.8 hours of talk time and 401 hours of standby time.