The HTC One Remix first popped up on the radar a couple of weeks ago offering no further details but its name. And truth be said, the name didn’t reveal much besides the fact that the device is somehow related to the HTC One. Then our reliable tipster @evleaks has solved the mystery by bringing us news that the Remix is in fact Verizon’s version of the HTC One Mini 2. A leaked press render seems to confirm the claim.
HTC One Remix vs. HTC One Mini 2
There’s little doubt that the HTC One Remix and HTC One Mini 2 are one and the same device, as both look exactly the same. The only visible difference between these two is the carrier logo plastered on the front panel right below the Remix’s screen. We probably should have gotten used to Verizon’s importunate branding by now, but somehow it still seems oddly out of place, especially when combined with the phone’s otherwise elegant and aesthetic design.
The leaked render reveals that the Remix has on screen buttons and BoomSound speakers, like the rest of the One family. The upper part of the screen is blurred which makes us think that it displays some kind of sensitive information, most likely the time and date on Sense, which usually corresponds to the announcement date.
There are no details of the Remix’s hardware; however, we have no reason to suspect that it will be any different than the original One Mini 2. That said, we should expect a 4.5-inch display with 720p resolution, a 13-megapixel camera, NFC connectivity and a 2,100 mAh battery. The One Mini 2 is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM and offers 16 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot. If our assumptions are correct, that the specs the HTC One Remix will offer.
As of the name, why Verizon decided to go for a different label, remains beyond our knowledge, though we have to agree that Remix does sound better that One Mini 2. There’s no word on when the HTC One Remix might be released, but it could happen soon.