An image posted on Twitter by notorious tipster @eveleaks reveals that a smaller version of HTC One M8, dubbed HTC One Mini 2 is in the works. We’re not sure how legitimate this information is, but the user has a pretty good track record when it comes to leaking information about upcoming smartphones.
HTC One mini 2, 2014 pic.twitter.com/s3wXCD1gyA
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 4, 2014
The device shown in the image above looks almost identical in design to its bigger brother, the HTC One M8. There are a couple of differences however as the Mini doesn’t appear to feature Duo Camera or dual LED flash. Instead, it looks like HTC have opted for just one rear camera and one LED flash for the upcoming smartphone. Rumors hint at a 13MP shooter on the smaller device, by comparison the larger handset features two lower resolution 4MP cameras.
The user also points at another tweet that gives us a few details regarding the specifications for the HTC One Mini 2. Overall, the specs look to be less impressive than on the HTC One M8, but it’s not surprising considering that we’re looking at a thumbed down version. The device will feature a 4.5-inch display running at 720p resolution, 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory. There is also a micrSD card slot that allows for added storage, but we don’t know how much at the moment.
By comparison, the HTC One M8 comes equipped with a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution display with 441 pixel density. The flagship also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core @ 2.3 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and 16GB/32 GB internal storage memory. The microSD card slot allows for up to 128 GB of expanded storage
There is no word yet on a release date as these are just rumors and an official announcement has not been made by HTC yet. If we are to believe the image, the HTC One Mini 2 will come in three colors, gunmetal, silver, and gold and will reportedly run on the Android 4.4 KitKat OS.