HTC will launch a mini version of their flagship HTC M8 smartphone
We've heard plenty of rumours about the launch of HTC M8 (or HTC One Two), which is set to be unveiled in March. However, until now we had no idea that the Taiwanese company are also working on a mini version of their next flagship smartphone.
That's all changed thanks to EVLeaks who also posted details of the specification of the HTC M8 mini, which is likely to be debuted alongside the 5-inch HTC M8 in New York next month. What do we know about the smartphone so far?
Well, the HTC M8 mini will apparently have a 4.5 inch 720p display and will be powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB of RAM. It'll come pre-loaded with Android KitKat (4.4.2) with HTC Sense 6.0, 16GB of on-board memory and support for microSD cards.
Apparently, it'll also have a rear-facing 13 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 5 mega-pixel snapper - seemingly moving away from the HTC One's Ultrapixel camera entirely. It looks as though HTC have made some sacrifices with the specification of the compact version of the M8, but it still looks set to be a powerful, feature-packed mobile.
The major manufacturers of Android smartphones have quickly realised the importance of premium compact devices, which suit the needs of those looking to switch away from the iPhone. We've seen Sony recently release the stunning Xperia Z1 Compact and that looks to be the first of many new high-end Android compacts.
Intriguingly Apple are thought to go considering going the other way by increasing the size of the iPhone 6, but they are likely to reveal a new iPhone mini alongside their next flagship iPhone.
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