The source also leaked an in-the-wild photo to Engadget showing a comparison between the original model and the mini version, seen here. As the name would suggest, the HTC One Mini is a slightly smaller version of the company’s flagship smartphone, the HTC One. The 4.3-inch screen, which is the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, is expected to have a resolution of720p.
Design-wise, the One Mini will only stray slightly from the One, maintaining the metallic unibody and Beats Audio, but losing the IR blaster and replacing the front face with plastic to help the device lose some weight.
According to the anonymous source, the One Mini will run Android 4.2.2 Jellybean with HTC’s Sense UI with Blinkfeed. The rear-facing camera will support full HD video recording and Zoe share capture. Though unconfirmed, it’s also likely that the processor will be a 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400.
There have been conflicting reports about when exactly the One Mini will be released, with Engadget claiming that HTC is expected to make an official announcement this fall for a Q3 release, while Bloomberg has previously stated that the device will be available in August.