HTC has recently announced that its “product family strategy” worked really well for the manufacturer, so now that the new HTC One M8 is out and about, it’s quite logical to assume that the Taiwanese manufacturer will eventually release a Mini version as well.
In fact, not too long ago the Swedish carrier “Telia” has listed the “M8 mini” on its website, as part of a list of smartphones that support HD Voice. While the carrier has removed the device from the list on account that the device is not available “right now”, the mobile operator hasn’t denied the smartphone’s existence either.
More so, recent rumors coming from “inside sources” of a UK retailer have further “confirmed” that the HTC One M8 Mini will be launched in the foreseeable future.
Today we circle back to these rumors, as new reports coming from Taiwan are once again bringing the M8 Mini under the spotlight.
HTC One M8 Mini – May Release Date Reconfirmed
According to the latest reports coming from Taiwan’s ePrice, the HTC One M Mini is expected to hit the market in Taiwan sometime in May. This same time-frame has been previously hinted by the aforementioned inside source from UK, so we’re definitely on the right track.
While specifications have not been confirmed, the new set of rumors suggests that the gadget will pack a 13 MP main camera. Contrary to this new data, previous reports have suggested that the gadget will feature an UltraPixel camera – which usually delivers much less than 13 million pixels. The front-facing sensor will allegedly pack 5 MP, and the dual camera setup will be reserved exclusively for the M8 flagship.
Aside from these details, the M8 Mini is also rumored to pack a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, and Android 4.4.2 out of the box, with HTC Sense 6 on top. Design-wise, the handset is expected to deliver a similar 90% aluminum unibody as the M8 flagship phone.
Any thoughts? Would you be interested in an M8 Mini, if the specs above turn out to be the real deal?