The reports suggest that the cheaper version of HTC’s flagship device, HTC ONE, is definitely coming in the third quarter of this year. We will cover everything that is being suggested by rumors and reports.
The new device, which has been code named M4 by HTC is due to release coming August. The phone is supposed to be slightly smaller in size but not totally metallic, like the HTC ONE. It will also have plastic parts, like the plastic rims around the metal body, according to the recent leaks and rumors. However, the Aluminium will still cover the majority of the HTC ONE Mini, even as the mobile’s front face has a thin bezel around it.
Leaving that and the size, the new Smartphone will look very similar to HTC ONE. This means the phone will have very much the same, great feel as the HTC ONE and the metallic surface will make it look good too. The smaller size of course also means that you will be able to hold the device easily and more comfortably in one hand.
The phone will have an impressive 16GB internal memory but will be lacking an external memory card slot. The sleek little device by the Taiwanese company will come in black as well as white.
The phone is expected to have a smaller 4.3inch screen as compared to HTC ONE’s 4.7inch huge display (At 1080p). The resolution will be 720p. The high pixel density (~342ppi, as compared to HTC ONE’s 469ppi) will also ensure that the display is extremely sharp and crisp. The handset will be running Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean) with HTC’s Sense and Blinkfeed. The processor on which the phone will run on is most likely to be a dual core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 along with 2GB RAM. The HTC ONE works on a 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 and 2GB RAM. This makes it a pretty fast and smooth running Smartphone.
The ONE Mini will sport either an 8MP camera or will borrow the 4MP high resolution UltraPixel camera with LED Flash and Autofocus. There is no way of confirming before the official reports which one it will be. It will definitely be able to record HD videos at 1080p at 30fps and at 720p at 60fps though.
This is all we have as for now according to the leaks, reports and rumors. You’ll do well to keep in mind that these are in fact just rumors. We will have to wait for the official announcement from HTC to see if we have got the specifications and design right or not.
Keeping in mind the reduced price, the HTC ONE Mini offers great value for money. It sports almost the same good looks and a great camera, along with a decent processor makes it a great buy. It will definitely give the other phones great competition in the mid-range criterion. The phone will most likely come out in the fall of this year.