Almost every flagship phone released in the past two years have a mini sidekick. The explanation is very simple – not every user is enthusiastic about large phones with high-end specs, newest features and top price. Despite of this reason, there was always little doubt if the HTC One M8 Mini would be made. Indeed it will be and, better yet, it seems that it’s almost ready for launch. @evleaks found out that the miniature of the all new HTC One M8 will be sold as HTC One Mini 2 and it has already showed its face in a leaked press image.
HTC One Mini 2 Android Smartphone
The HTC One Mini 2 will be a successor to last year’s HTC One Mini so its name makes perfect sense. However, when you say it out loud, it sounds kind of strange. Unless HTC changes its mind in the last minute, we will have to get used to it pretty fast as word on the street is that the device could hit the stores later this month. Verizon is said to offer the handset, though we didn’t manage to get confirmation whether it will be exclusive deal or other carriers will sell the phone too.
As most mini versions, the One Mini 2 will be not only smaller in size but also more modest in terms of specs. Leaked press render reveals that the Duo Camera, which is one of One M8’s main selling points, won’t be present on the mini model. The camera won’t even use UltraPixel technology. Instead, it seems that HTC opted for a regular 13-megapixel sensor, which is not a bad choice in itself, but it’s not UltraPixel. Design-wise, the One Mini 2 appears to closely resemble its bigger brother with the same metal body and dual front speakers.
Aside from the rear camera, the HTC One Mini 2 is rumored to feature a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. Previous leaks suggested a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor would be running the show along with 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 on top. We can also expect 16 GB of storage with microSD support for further storage expansion.
source: Phone Arena