UPDATE: Estonian site Forte.Delfi.ee has posted numerous images of the HTC One mini in black, some of which can be seen below, and is claiming that the device will debut in August for roughly 400 Euros.
The HTC One mini, which has also gone by the codename M4, is reported to run on a dual-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a 4-megapixel camera. An image of the device was previously leaked by Twitter user @evleaks, seen here, and the phone is expected to run Android 4.2 with the HTC Sense user interface. A smaller 4.3-inch 720p display is what makes the device “mini,” although it would still be larger than many smartphones, like the iPhone 5.
Should the HTC One mini come to fruition, it would be the second time a HTC announcement has quickly followed a similar Samsung announcement. Google first announced a stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 at the annual Google I/O conference and then HTC followed that up a few weeks later, announcing a stock Android version of the HTC One. Last week, Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 Mini.
Reports indicate volume production of the HTC One mini will begin in July, with the launch of the device coming soon after.