HTC One Mini in the making

Mid-range HTC M4 smartphone in the making

HTC One Mini

The HTC One has well and truly made a name for itself in the world of smartphones with its impressive camera, live home screen and dual frontal speakers. But already rumours have been sparked which suggest that a mid-range follow up to the HTC One is due to hit the market in Q3 of this year.

And rumours couldn't be fueeled any more than by HTC's own infographic which hints at a miniature device:

Launch Date

The latest rumours to hit the news suggest that the HTC One Mini could be here as soon as August the 9th. The leak was spotted on Twitter, after @ViziLeaks tweeted: "#HTC #OneMini #M4 hits UK stores 9th August 2013".

Although, with most rumours, we can never be sure whether they'll come to fruition, @ViziLeaks has previously been spot on when it comes to leaks, correctly predicting that Nokia would release the Nokia Lumia 1020 last week.

Specs

The HTC One Mini, codenamed the M4, is rumoured to feature a 4.3 inch screen, 32GB of internal memory, 2 GB of RAM and a super-fast 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. The HTC One Mini will also sport a fully aluminium chassis like its bigger brother, which will provide users with a more affordable handset that shares the same premium design as much more expensive models.

Design

This leak comes from Catcher Technology, the company which is claiming to have sole responsibility over providing HTC with its metal chassis for the device, in order to avoid the chaos that ensued with the HTC One's launch due to complications with various parts manufacturers.

According to AndroidNext, this is what we can expect to see from the HTC One Mini. And as you can see, it's precisely a miniature version of its older brother. 

Features

It is has also been suggested that the HTC One Mini will feature the same Ultrapixel technology as the HTC One though it is yet unknown whether this will include HTC Zoe. It will, however, sport the HTC One's dual-frontal speakers, but won't feature the infrared TV controller like the flagship model.

 If these rumoured features do appear on the device, the One Mini could really be one of the best mid-range smartphones on the market.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

With Samsung releasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini recently, it seems that HTC has jumped on the miniature bandwagon too. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini features a 4.3 inch screen, an 8MP camera and dual-SIM capabilities, and is sure to rival the rumoured HTC One Mini.

By the looks of it, this year is set to be a battle of the Androids between HTC and Samsung, and this time it’s not being limited to the top of the range smartphones either. With the HTC One going head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, and the HTC One Maxx (a 5.9-inch version of the HTC One) battling against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the gloves are off!

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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel

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