Rumors suggested a device with the codename M4 could launch as the HTC One Mini, and a new leak from Phone Arena appears to backs up those claims. This new device from HTC looks nearly identical to the flagship One, but it features a smaller display and a few minor tweaks. Specs include a 4.3 inch 720p display, dual-core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, Ultrapixel camera, LTE, and 1700 mAh battery. The device is said to be running Android 4.2 and it should ship near the end of Q2.
If this leak is accurate, it will be interesting to see where HTC prices the smaller device. The unlocked HTC One with 32 GB storage is selling for $574, and we would hope that this Mini version could debut around $399. The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is already marked down to $270, but that device is a generation behind and we expect that the HTC One Mini would demand a higher price.
Many smartphone fans complain that displays are growing too large, so a 4.3-inch device with premium features like an Ultrapixel Camera and Boomsound speakers would be welcome. How much would you be willing to pay for a miniature version of the HTC One?
Update: Richard Lai of Engadget has produced some comparison images to show the difference in size between the two devices.