Before the launch of the highly rumored HTC One M8, there were rumors floating all over the internet that HTC is also working on the miniature version of the handset. Actually, it has become quite a norm for manufacturers to release a mini version of their flagship devices with trimmed down specifications. According to a new report, HTC is still working on the HTC One M8 Mini, which is expected to see the light of the day in May.
The report cites a large UK retailer with information about this matter, and says it will launch in the coming months. The details about what it will bring at the table are scrace, but the source mentioned it will come with the same premium finish as the flagship, but in a smaller for factor — the alleged HTC One M8 Mini will rock a 4.5-inch display, but there’s no word about its resolution. In addition, the report mentions the miniature version will ditch the Duo cameras in favor of a normal camera.
In the past, we’ve heard some information about the specifications of the HTC One M8 Mini, courtesy of @evleaks, who mentioned HTC One M8 Mini will come with a 4.5-inch display rocking a 720p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset under the hood with 1GB of RAM. On the storage side, it will feature 16GB internal storage with a microSD card slot. Other rumored features include 13MP camera for photos and videos as well as a 5MP front-facing camera, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and is expected to come with Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI and on-screen buttons similar to the flagship device.
If these specifications turn out to be true, I’m not sure if I can call this a worthy miniature since Sony launched the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact with the same specifications as the Xperia Z1, but with a smaller display and lower resolution. Let’s just take this rumor with a grain of salt, as there’s no confirmation from HTC. We’ll let you know if there’s more available information.