May 01 AT 7:41 AM Taylor Wimberly 30 Comments

HTC One Mini leaks out

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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.

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Source: Phone Arena

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  • Galen20K

    Really Enjoying my htc One, I think this is a very wise idea to offer a 4.3″ version for those who’d like it and lately we’ve been hearing quite a lot of people who’d like a 720p handset at that size(yes I know there’s the First but anyways…). Pretty decently spec’ed really and nice that they kept the 2GB RAM as well, bravo htc.

    • epps720

      I hope they offer at least a 32gb option. 16gb is not enough for me. Battery size has me worried as well.

  • Nate B.

    I usually don’t like saturation of handsets being released, but this might be good. Also, I hope HTC doesn’t get release happy and do rehashes again.

  • Paul Atreides

    Not mad at HTC for this device. However, I hope that battery won’t be an issue for consumers. I think that’s a little larger than the original EVO 4G battery.

  • epps720

    I like what HTC is doing here. I really think they are targeting the iPhone market with this. The isheep two biggest complaints about Android phones are 1) build quility (check) and 2) phones too large (check)

    HTC really has something special w/the One and the mini One

    • epps720

      Any chance Verizon gets this one? This phone is smaller so it may not compete directly with the DNA.

      • redraider133

        I could see this being a big seller on verizon( not for the diehards) but for those who want a smaller sized phone with pretty decent specs in a nice package

  • K

    I would be all over an HTC one mini. I was looking to upgrade to the HTC one, but unfortunately it is a bit too big for my hands. This would be perfect for me, it would be the same size as my current phone (HTC inspire).

  • David Hunter

    Hmm, the HTC One is easily the best designed and best looking Android phone out there, I recently came from the iPhone 4S to the Nexus 4 and I must say overall I’m very happy with the OS, the hardware is more or less decent enough but I have some issues, most of them regard the size, with a 4.7 inch screen it is just that fraction to big to use comfortably one handed, and I’ve been close to dropping it a few times. A phone this size is crucial for people like me, and it’s nice to see it isn’t totally gimped like the way Samsung did with it’s mini S3, specs wise. Hmm, shame about the price, but I hope Google, either with the Nexus line, or with their Motorola X phone, cater to that slightly smaller size while not taking away from the specs. Apple can do it, time to step up, best hardare in a variety of sizes, not always bigger and bigger, please!

  • Taknarosh

    I’m not completely sold on the leak.

    The leaks of the HTC One (M7), had a date of Tue Feb 19 on the Blinkfeed homepage. The day they unveiled the device was in fact Feb 19.

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/11/htc-one-leaks-in-press-shot/

    This has a date of “MON May 16th” on it. The 16th of this month is a Thursday not a Monday.

    • www.phonewbie.com

      The date is screwed up but @evleaks is promoting this leak. His leaks are probably the most accurate in the business. He also just tweeted that it is headed for At&T.

    • JaToMa

      However, the 2013.05.16. is the second day of Google I/O with an HTC event.

  • SanzaBlancoAkA2C

    I absolutely love this. Give the people an option of a device that’s more friendly to those with smaller hands. I know tons of woman who have zero interest in Android because all of the top tier phones are large in size. Props to HTC for this.

  • Me

    0.00$ if it also comes with a non-replaceable battery and non-expandable memory.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

  • leechau

    I would buy it for its fashion outfit!

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Good for HTC! I love my one just received it 2 days ago, now let’s hope there is no HTC One+.

  • duffguy123

    This is like a revised HTC Evo OG. The battery does worry me a little bit since it’s internal. At least with the original Evo you could buy the extended battery to have it last all day…

  • mattcoz

    The previous leak had it with a regular 13mp camera, so this change to an Ultrapixel camera is good news. Hopefully this is true. I think this is jumping to the top of my list for my next phone.

  • aryin

    cute and elegant !

  • jamal adam

    Good move on HTC’s part, thinking of those customers who prefer smaller smartphones and from the looks and specs of this mid-range device, they’ve delivered a really nice package.

  • Virinder

    1,700 mAh battery?? Pass…even a Mini version should have at least 2000 mAh. I mean running 720p HD on a 4.3″ screen is going to be a battery killer. Running BlinkFeed in the background? It’ll be lucky to get 5 hours…

  • Raptor

    How about HTC ONE MAXI?

  • Jorge Eslava

    Will the ultrapixel camera in the mini version will be the same as the camera in the One?

    • Jorge Eslava

      I’m assuming that information hasn’t been released yet, but I was wondering if anyone had any idea.

  • donger

    Not a huge difference in size, Would go for the HTC One instead.

  • Esoth

    Honestly, if the build quality is exactly the same, then I think they could be onto a winner here, especially if it means that the price can come down a bit too. I don’t think this race to build increasingly large phones is necessarily the way to go.

  • Aaron

    Found this forum because I have the HTC one but it kills my hand and arm because it’sttoo damn big. I would pay full price for the mini if it could run games just as smoothly. Can they not do 1080 resolution on 4.3? Idk. Borrowed my moms iPhone last night and it’s a joke! The graphics and features suck. But I can’t be having this huge phone. And it being thin night also be what’s making my hand hurt.

  • steve

    Nice phone I’m gonna get one. Good job Htc!