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HTC One Mini coming “really soon” says leaker. In Germany on August 3? [Update]

A known leaker of HTCinformation claims the One Mini will come “really soon”, possibly by the end of July. Meanwhile, a German site says the phone will become available locally at the beginning of August.
June 27, 2013
HTC One mini

Take this with a pinch of your favorite condiment, but these two reports today seem to corroborate.

First, @LlabTooFeR, a Twitter user who has a good record when it comes to outing HTC’s plans, replied to a question about the release of the HTCOne Mini with this:

@Richard99076658 It will be announced really soon. I expect before the end of July. ..
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) June 26, 2013

Then, a German site claimed that the Mini version of the HTCOne is going on sale at O2, the fourth largest carrier in the country, starting with August 3.

Update: The folks at the German site Caschys Blog came forward with an alleged screenshot from O2’s internal management system. Check it out:


With all the rumors, it’s increasingly probable that we will see the HTCOne Mini in the coming weeks. Previous reports suggest that the shrunk down version of the One will be carried in the US by T-Mobile and AT&T.

As for the design and specifications of the device, they aren’t really a mystery anymore. We’re looking at a 4.3-inch 720p SLCD display, a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 4UP rear camera. This decidedly mid-range device will sport the same design as its bigger brother, including a similar aluminum unibody. All the bells and whistles you may know from the One will be present on the Mini – BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Zoes, etc.

Bottom line, if you’re in the market for a compact, good looking phone with decent specs, you might want to wait another month.