We are yet still waiting for the official premiere of the HTC M8 otherwise known as HTC One+, One 2 or simply the next HTC flagship. However, this hasn’t stopped the first rumors of a mini version from coming in and today we get to learn its key specs.
The leak is coming from the popular evleaks twitter account, which has proven reliable on multiple occasions in the past. The HTC M8 mini will allegedly run on Android 4.4 KitKat, coupled with the proprietary Sense 6.0 launcher.
And while that wasn’t too hard to guess, the Snapdragon 400 chipset inside is somewhat surprising. If the rumor pans out the next HTC mini will have a chipset from the exact same family as the current one. There will be a slight difference though – the two Krait cores will be replaced by a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU running at 1.4GHz. It certainly doesn’t sound too promising though – we were hoping to see more manufacturers follow Sony in releasing powerful compact smartphones.
The screen of the HTC M8 mini should measure 4.5” in diagonal (up from 4.3” on the One mini) and will have the same 720p resolution. The RAM will be 1GB, internal storage will be 16GB, only this time it will be expandable via the microSD card slot.
HTC M8 mini (mem_ul): SD400 (1.4GHz x4), 4.5", 720p, 1GB/16GB (+microSD), 13MP/5MP, a/b/g/n/ac, BT4.0, KK4.4.2, Sense6.0, buttons on screen.— @evleaks (@evleaks) February 8, 2014
On the connectivity end, the M8 mini is said to come with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0. It will also join the full-size M8 in offering virtual buttons as opposed to dedicated hardware keys.
There’s no saying when the new HTC mini might launch, so we guess we’ll have to wait for a while longer before we can say for sure if those specs are indeed the real thing.
it needs 2gb ram !!
i couldn't agree more. The HTC One S is such a cool, smart looking device i went and bought a second unit last year over the minis and all the rest of it all. My one has an S4 chip, its one of the best feel phones out. All HTC had to do was keep the ...
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