HTC One mini (aka HTC M4) leaks with UltraPixel and August launch tipped

Jun 5, 2013
HTC One mini (aka HTC M4) leaks with UltraPixel and August launch tipped

HTC's new mini version of the HTC One - variously known as the HTC One mini, HTC M4, and other names - has apparently leaked, showing the smaller Android smartphone nestling up against its flagship sibling. The details, from, tip a 4.3-inch handset (versus the 4.7-inch of the original One) running at 720p HD resolution, along with UltraPixel camera technology.

In fact, the HTC One mini is said to have a 4-megapixel equivalent camera, just like the larger phone. HTC's camera technology trades raw megapixel count for accommodating bigger pixels, with a resulting increase in how much light is taken in by the sensor. The company has argued that it can achieve better low-light and sports motion photography than higher-resolution rivals, because UltraPixels lead to less blur and allow for faster shutter speeds.

Elsewhere, there's said to be a dualcore processor - the exact chip is unspecified, but we'd guess at something from Qualcomm's Snapdragon range given that's where the HTC One gets its CPU from - and 2GB of memory to go with it. Internal storage is believed to be 16GB.

It's not the first time we've seen a smaller One in the wild. Late last month, the phone was spotted hanging out with two high-end devices from Nokia and Sony, for instance. Meanwhile, a larger version - potentially with a 5-inch or above display - is also rumored to be in the pipeline.

According to the leaks, the HTC One mini will arrive by August at the earliest, slotting into the mid-tier range. HTC could do with the help; although revenues climbed 50-percent last month, the company has seen several high-level execs abandon ship.

VIA: Engadget

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