It’s been about 3 months, since we first reported about the leaked specifications of upcoming HTC One Mini 2 smartphone and now we have a press renders of smaller version of world’s best Android smartphone.
Obviously, HTC One (M8) is currently, world’s best Android phone and its smaller variant with heavy-powered HTC One Mini 2’s press photos has been leaked by popular gadget-leakster, @Evleaks. This leaker has very good track record of revealing unannounced gadgets, especially, smartphones and tablets, so far.
HTC might launch the mini version of M8 smartphone anytime now, while the reports says that the device will be coming to market in June 2014. This handset will be slightly smaller than the original handset and it would also come with a low price tag.
The leaked picture of HTC One Mini 2 suggests that the Taiwanese company hasn’t added the dual-camera that could be found in the larger M8 smartphone. Interesting part is, the device will be coming in Gold color along with 2 other options – Black and White.
HTC One Mini 2 will be coming with the 1.4GHz dual-core Krait 200 processor, while the larger HTC One M8 boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor. Not a big difference though. Storage and RAM power is as same as the current phone – 16GB and 1GB, respectively.
While the first generation HTC One mini is a 4.3-inch device, the One mini 2 will be a 4.5-inch device with the same old 720p display. One big addition is, expandable micro SD card slot in 2nd-gen HTC One mini. HTC One mini 2 (M8 mini) will come with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera compared to the 4MP (UltraPixel) rear camera and 1.6MP (UltraPixel) front camera of HTC One mini. Latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with HTC’s Sense 6.0 UI will come pre-installed on the smartphone.
Earlier, the rumors suggested that the smaller M8 smartphone will have dedicated on-screen buttons, but looking at the press renders won’t reveal such buttons, instead, we could see the same dual front speakers found on other HTC One smartphones.
We don’t have the accurate information about the exact release date of HTC One Mini 2 smartphone, but we know that the company is also working on a premium version of the larger HTC One M8, while Samsung has its plans to launch the premium metallic version of its Galaxy S5. Stay tuned for more updates on this story. Have your opinions in the comments field below.