Fans of cut-priced flagship smartphones have been eyeing on a mini version of the much celebrated HTC One. Dubbed as the HTC One mini, this rumored smartphone continues to proliferate in internet websites as fans are still waiting for its official announcement. Though the likeliness of this smartphone to enter the market is very high, it still is not proven until verified from the company themselves. But with the appearance of leaked screenshots and new of HTC One mini, we should separate the rumors for what should we believe.
What We Know About Release Dates
The hype of HTC One Mini’s release date is pretty high, but until now, there is still no definite release date for this much-awaited gadget. Rumors have been spreading around that this device will compete hand in hand with the S4 Mini, but the S4 Mini’s now out in the market and there are still no clear dates for the HTC One Mini. Experts however, have speculated that an announcement can be possibly made on September, in time for the IFA 2013, as it is the most strategic and credible venue to announce such a sought-after phone.
Speculation towards Its Specifications
A general trend about “mini” versions of flagship phones is that it should look the same as their predecessor. The specs however, are minimized that to half: HD resolution is sized down from 1080 to 720. Quad cores and Octa-cores become dual-cores, and cameras are dramatically reduced. With that being said, it is speculated by experts that the processor would be a dual-core chip, with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor. The Operating system however remains largely the same, as customers will probably get an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to power these gadgets. It is also rumored to have a 16 GB internal storage.
Great Hardware Design for a Great Sucessor
It is safe to say that if the HTC One Mini will follow the trend of the “Mini” versions, they would probably have the same design that of its older brother. It will probably have a slick, premium body, with its metallic chassis intact. Various leaks from all over the web also have the consistent report of having a 4.3 inch 720p resolution display. The dual front-facing speakers of the original version may probably make its way to the mini, as it has been proven to be one of HTC One’s biggest selling points. The smaller body however, tends to lean on the possibility of a smaller battery, rumored to be around 1700 mah.
Whatever the rumors are, it is safe to say that once the HTC One Mini hits the market, it can definitely compete with the mid-range smartphone competitors. The sales demand and popularity of the HTC One also suggests that the HTC One Mini is not only a possibility, but a necessity. What we should all do is to wait for official announcements from HTC themselves.
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