We’ve all heard the rumours of HTC working on a smaller version of their flagship the One (check out HTC One here) called the One Mini (codenamed the M4). Now the handset has been leaked in a photo, showing it right beside its bigger brother.
The photo surfaced on Engadget (check out Engadget here). It reports, “The leaks are true: HTC’s rumored M4 is indeed the One Mini. We know because a trusted source in possession of the “petite” 4.3-inch handset has fed us a direct image, while also confirming some specs. From what we’ve seen, the few renders and blurrycam shots that bled out earlier this year appear to be dead-on. The One Mini’s a more approachable (and affordable) version of the One -- both inside and out -- with some notable differences. For starters, its screen size has been reduced to 4.3-inches, much like Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Mini, making it much more palm-friendly and deserving of the Mini moniker.”
Engadget adds, “Much could change by the time the One Mini is released later this year -- should be sometime in Q3 -- but for the moment, the handset's running a Sensed-up version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with BlinkFeed on board. Specific details on the UltraPixel cameras weren't made available to us, but we do know the rear module's capable of full HD video recording and Zoe share capture. As for the processor inside, our source provided us with a few benchmark results, pegging the CPU as a 1.4GHz dual-core setup -- presumably, a Snapdragon 400 just like the HTC First.”
There’s no way for us to know for certain if the HTC One Mini in the photo is genuine or not so take this with a grain of salt for now. We’ll keep you posted once we hear more.