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One step closer to release: HTCOne Mini (aka M4) gets certified by Bluetooth SIG

It looks like the HTCOne Mini is getting one step closer to an official announcement. The phone has now passed through Bluetooth SIG, with a rumored release for later this summer.
June 7, 2013
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The HTCOne Mini refuses to stay out of the news. At the beginning of the week, we reported that the HTCOne Mini would be arriving with an Ultrapixel camera, in similar fashion to its bigger brother. A few days later we also learned a bit more about the phone’s specs, and got a sneak peak of alleged photos of the device.Now it seems that the HTCOne Mini has passed through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group under the design name “PO58XXX”.

The last time a member of the HTCOne family – the Verizon HTCOne – passed through Bluetooth SIG, the phone was confirmed the very same day. Will this be the case for the HTCOne Mini (M4)? Honestly, I wouldn’t count on it. The HTCOne Mini is reportedly scheduled for a late summer 2013 release, so more than likely it will continue to hang in the shadows for a bit longer.

When the HTCOne Mini does finally arrive, what kind of specs will it bring to the table?

Based on the most recent hardware rumors, the HTCOne Mini is expected to feature a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB RAM, a 4.3 UltraPixel camera, 16GB storage, a 4.3-inch 720p display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0. Based on information from the Bluetooth SIG filing, the phone will also likely arrive with Bluetooth 4.0 support.

What do you think of the HTCOne Mini based on what we currently know? How do you feel it compares to other phones in this class, like the Galaxy S4 Mini?