HTC One Mini leaks in the clearest form yet: 4.3-inch, Snapdragon 400, aluminum unibody

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 12, 2013

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The so called HTC One Mini makes yet another appearance in a leak, and it’s one of the clearest and most credible yet.

A trusted source of Engadget has supplied the tech site with information on the HTC M4, the smaller variant of the successful HTC One that is pegged to hit the market as the One Mini. The leak, which includes a clear shot of the One Mini along its full-sized namesake reveals that the device will feature mostly the same design language that proved a hit on the One.

According to the report, the One Mini will feature a 4.3-inch display of unknown resolution, although all clues suggest it’s a 720p, as opposed to the stunning 1080p on the One. While the new device is still made of aluminum, HTC opted for what appears to be a plastic “ring” going around the sides of Mini. According to Engadget, at least on the outside, the differences between the two siblings are minimal, with the exception of the IR blaster, which is absent from the Mini.

The leaked Mini is said to be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Other details about the hardware remain unknown.

As for the software side, the source of the report says that the Mini runs Android 4.2.2 with the new Sense 5, including the BlinkFeed homescreen replacement.

The HTC One Mini is said to be scheduled for launch sometime in Q3, which can mean as little as three weeks and as long as early fall. Judging from how things have been going, we’ll probably see a few more leaks before that happens. Stay tuned.

  • Gilles LeBlanc

    Anyone want this?

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    This ain’t mini at all.

  • Rebecca Thompson

    great devices! Id like the mini :)

    the best keyboard for it is

  • jetsliketaxis

    As much as I love the HTC One and the Mini design, it’s hardly mini. Same goes for the S4 Mini. I’m die-hard Android, but it sure would be nice to be able to get a top-class phone in an iPhone-size package.

    Once I realized how big these “mini” phones will be, and not wanting to deal with buying and setting up a Xiaomi Mi-2S, I gave up and ordered a year-old Sony phone this week to replace my One X.

    Of course, the day after I ordered, Oppo announced a mini for later this summer. Ah well, got a good deal anyway.

  • Casin

    Incredible. Despite shaving 0.4″ off the screen size, the Mini barely looks smaller. If there’s one thing the S4 mini did right (although it did many things wrong), it’s that it’s significantly smaller than the S4.

  • Cao Meo

    This is plastics. not aluminum

    sorry for bursting the bubble guys.

    Still nice design though.

  • Amine

    dat bumper on the One mini