Well, this is odd. HTC is yet to make One’s sequel (known on the inside as “M8”, but likely to be called One 2 or One Plus) official, and the specs of its diminutive version may have been revealed already.
Should we interpret the seemingly premature leak as a sign both the M8 and M8 mini are due for formal introductions in March? Perhaps, though at that point, the first-gen One mini would be a measly seven months old.
Sounds premature indeed, especially as the 4.3-incher continues to look sizzling pretty hot. Surely better than Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini. Anyways, here’s what the always knowledgeable, always reliable @evleaks says the One 2 mini will be all about:
- 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution display
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB built-in storage
- microSD support
- 13 MP/5 MP cameras
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat + HTC Sense 6.0 UI
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
- On-screen buttons
Sooo no extra pixels, a 0.2 inch larger panel, ever so slightly zippier processor, same old RAM, up-to-date software and that’s all? Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold the phone, it appears HTC is learning from past mistakes by ditching the rear-facing UltraPixel snapper and finally allowing storage expansion. Let’s hope they’ll stick with the winning aluminum unibody though.
Still, Snapdragon 400 when Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact packs 800? It doesn’t often happen, but fingers crossed for @evleaks to be wrong.