It’s almost sure that the Taiwanese company will launch a smaller version of the HTC One, the rumors about the HTC M4 emerging in January 2013. After a list of brief specs and a press photo of the HTC M4 leaked, now it’s time to see the “HTC One Mini” in flesh for the first time, picturing a smartphone that looks exactly like we wanted it too look: like a shrunken HTC One.
The leaked HTC M4 photos come from Estonia and they are here to confirm what we already knew. Except for the bezel surrounding the display, which is thicker and cut in a different way, and the different LED flash position, the case of the M4 is a small-scale version of the HTC One. As you can see in the gallery below, the HTC M4 borrows the materials and the design elements that made the HTC One a highly appreciated smartphone, like the aluminium back, the front-facing stereo speakers, and the antennas hidden under the thin bands of ceramic material.
The HTC M4 packs a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. The source claims that the HTC M4 is using a dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, confirming the rumors that made the headlines over the past few months. The same report claims that the HTC One Mini borrows the 4 megapixel UltraPixel sensor from the HTC One, while the rumor mill speculates that it would boast an 8 megapixel camera.
If all the above details are confirmed after the launch, then the M4 will be for HTC One what the One S was for the One X a year ago, namely a smaller and cheaper terminal that came with the same build quality as the flagship.
In the same time, HTC One seems to withstand the heavy pressure of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and if the HTC M4 comes at the rumored price of $400, it will be a competitor of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini. HTC M4 is expected to debut this summer with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on board.