htc-one_m8__20There seems to be a slightly disturbing trend these days with smartphone manufacturers. What typically happens is that they release a flagship smartphone but follow it up later with additional devices that are supposedly based on the flagship smartphone’s design/specs, but are typically less powerful.

We’ve seen Samsung do with the Galaxy S4 which spawned at least 3 variants. Recently LG has also announced the LG G2 Mini which is a smaller and slightly less powerful version of the LG G2, and now if a tweet by @evleaks is to be believed, HTC could be spawning additional HTC One M8 variants as well.

The HTC One M8 was launched not too long ago and has even hit the market depending on which carrier you go with. However according to @evleaks, HTC will not be stopping there. Apparently there’s a HTC One M8 mini and also another HTC One M8 Ace. According to his tweet, the HTC One M8 mini is “confirmed”, but the M8 Ace is still up in the air.

Naturally we have no idea what the specs are for either of these alleged devices, but presumably they will be less powerful than the original, if not what would be the point of a flagship device, right?

In any case we suggest that you should probably take it with a grain of salt for now, but @evleaks has been pretty spot on with his leaks and rumors so perhaps there might be some truth to his words, but what do you guys think? Should OEMs cut it out with the “mini” variants already?

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