htc-one-miniIt seems that previous rumors concerning the HTC One Mini has proven to be true – that this particular smartphone was also given the codename “HTC M4”. Hmmm, is it me, or is HTC following Samsung’s footsteps by including the “Mini” suffix in their flagship device? After all, we have seen two successive Minis roll off from Samsung’s production line – the Galaxy S3 Mini and the Galaxy S4 Mini. Having said that, the folks over at Engadget have managed to grab hold of a 4.3” HTC One Mini that seems to be, in their own words, “a more approachable (and affordable) version of the One”, without and within.

Of course, it is not merely an HTC One that has gone through a shrinking ray, but rather, there are sacrifices that must be made along the way – including not carrying a Full HD resolution but rather a 720p display is more likely, crammed into a metallic unibody alongside Beats Audio branding on the back. The HTC One Mini is tipped to roll out later this year, with Q3 being the “hot date”, running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with BlinkFeed accompanying it.

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