HTC One Mini, the smartphone that so far went by its HTC M4 codename, has been caught on camera in a new picture that reveals the white variant of the smartphone, which is borrowing most of the design treats of the HTC One flagship.
Sheltered in a narrower case than the one used for the HTC One flagship device, but almost as tall, the HTC One Mini will definitely be more comfortable to hold, while the 4.3-inch display – similar to the one used for its Galaxy S4 Mini rival – will be definitely easier to control with just one hand.
Unfortunately, the leaked HTC One Mini picture that comes from an unofficial source, didn’t reveal the display resolution of the smartphone. We can at least hope that the Taiwan-based phone maker will go for HD resolution, which will be just fine for the display size.
The HTC One model is highly appreciated for its unibody design with polished metal surfaces and ceramic insertions. Fortunately, the HTC One Mini borrowed the case construction of its bigger brother, but the ceramic insertions were replaced by plastic elements. Used in order to reduce both the production costs and the total weight of the device, the plastic comes with some drawbacks, though, like making the two metallic grilles and the bezel around the display thicker.
As expected the HTC One Mini will not come with all the features of the flagship device of the Asian phone maker. Compared to the HTC One, the One Mini will not come with an infrared blaster, which can be used along with a dedicated Android app to transform the smartphone into an universal remote control for the TV or the other devices nearby.
The front-facing camera and the sensors of the HTC One Mini are placed in the same location as they are on the HTC One.
According to the rumors, the chipset powering the HTC One mini might be a member of the Snapdragon 400 family, with a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. While some sources say that the HTC One Mini will have an 8 megapixel camera, others say that it will borrow the 4 megapixel UltraPixel sensor from the HTC One. Anyway, we’ve heard that the primary camera unit will be capable of recording full HD videos, but the details regarding it stop here.
The rumor mill speculates that the HTC One Mini will be officially announced later this summer or in early fall, and that it will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, of course, customized with HTC’s proprietary Sense user interface.
The HTC One Mini will be an interesting alternative for the customers who can’t afford HTC’s flagship device, but who want to get their hands on a premium looking smartphone. What do you think about the HTC One Mini? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.