A set of photos has appeared depicting a miniature version of the hero device created by HTC to lead their smart device family through 2013. This device has been code-named HTC One Mini until the company makes it official, here appearing in black where previous rumors and information leaks had only shown the machine in its original silver metal iteration. This device will likely be unveiled by HTC by the end of this summer.
What you’re seeing here is a palm-sized HTC device made to be the smaller version of the HTC One. This version has been suggested – multiple times, from several sources – to be carrying a 4.2-inch 720p display, that bringing its sharpness up to 342 PPI – well under the original’s industry-leading 468 PPI.
The HTC One Mini has also been suggested to work with a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor along with 2GB of RAM, the processor not quite ringing up to the Snapdragon 600′s quad-core power, but staying ahead of last year’s Snapdragon S4 model present in several HTC One models (HTC One S, HTC One X USA-edition).
This device will likely bring the same HTC BoomSound front-facing speaker set and UltraPixel camera technology as the original, and will be delivered with Android 4.2.2 or higher with the newest version of HTC’s own user interface Sense.
UPDATE: It would appear that the images shared of this machine posted to the original source, SmartNews, have now been taken down at the request of local PR. This source also mentioned – before it’s takedown – that the device would be delivered by the end of the third quarter of this year.