Yesterday we picked up on a report that the Taiwanese manufacturer has filed for the HTC One Remix trademark in the U.S. It was claimed that this is a smartphone that’s destined for Verizon. Evidently its a variant of HTC’s One lineup but it isn’t known for sure if its an entirely exclusive model for Big Red. As additional details become available today it turns out that the HTC One Remix might be nothing more than Verizon’s One mini 2.
After months of endless speculation HTC today unveiled the One mini 2. Its the toned down variant of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8, which was released earlier this year. The company didn’t say when this smartphone will make its way to North America, only revealing that it will go on sale in Asia and Europe from next month.
There’s no word as yet on carrier or retail availability in the U.S. One can speculate that perhaps its meant to be a Verizon exclusive in the U.S., which might explain the slightly odd branding.
HTC One mini 2 has a 4.5-inch 720p display, quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, 13 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera, Android 4.4 and the new HTC Sense 6.0 user interface. It is not known right now how much this device would cost when released in the U.S.