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HTC One Mini Render Leaked, Includes 4.3″ 720p Display and Dual-core Processor


Back in February, specs leaked for a device code named the M4, referred to as the HTC One’s (M7) little brother. The specs included a 4.3″ 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a dual-core Snapdragon processor, and it ran the latest version of Android, 4.2. Today, a render has leaked for this device and it is dubbed, the HTC One Mini

For anyone that might be interested in the design of the One, but desires a smaller display, this is your phone. According to the leak, the phone features just about the same specs that were leaked a couple of months ago, except now it states this device has an Ultrapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity.

Launch is said to be penciled in for the end of Q2, but there is no word on price.

Interested in the One Mini?

Via: PhoneArena | Engadget

  • vikky goldn


  • If I were in the market for a phone currently this would be a definite
    contender. I’m not one to want a huge display on my phone, but a smaller
    phone that’s still well-built and has decent hardware(read that as not
    best, but still good) is excellent.

  • sith77

    verizon probably gonna get DNA2 and then this as the kicker .

  • The people that don’t need or have never handled large screen phones will love this. I cant go smaller from my S3, my fiance’s Incredible 2 feels sooooooo small that .3″ bigger just doesn’t mean much. But she would love this. And I like the screen res with the speakers…sooo glad it’s not qHD.

    • LionStone

      Yep, this will be a great upgrade to my girl’s Inc 4Glte too! 🙂

  • YouSeeLA11

    1,700 mAh battery?? Pass…even a Mini version should have at least 2000 mAh. I mean running 720p HD on a 4.3″ screen is going to be a battery killer. Running BlinkFeed in the background? It’ll be lucky to get 5 hours…

    • LionStone

      That’s what people said about the DNA’s 1080p screen and it does just fine with a 2020 mAh 🙂

  • paul_cus

    I like where they’re going with this and it’s a viable option for sure, but I’m still going to go with the Sony Xperia ZL. It’s got a 5 inch screen in a reasonable footprint.

  • Brett R

    If I were in the market for a phone currently this would be a definite contender. I’m not one to want a huge display on my phone, but a smaller phone that’s still well-built and has decent hardware(read that as not best, but still good) is excellent.

  • its nice to see mid range device getting the same premium feel of a high end device imo

  • Coming to a Verizon Store near you.

  • Justin Kos

    I hate how “mini” means worse specs…anyone else with me?

    • Christopher Riner

      I know man, at first I was like, hmmmmm! But then I thought about it and was like, oh, a mini? Hmmmmm…..

  • Bruce

    OMG, don’t tell me this is coming to VZW

  • As a former Thunderbolt owner, he idea of a new 4.3″ HTC device sends a shiver up my spine.

  • So this will be what verizon picked over the One

    • LionStone

      Yea, not so great for VZW or its users but good for HTC 🙂

  • I wish the screen was 4″ instead of 4.3″, but if I can replace whatever interface HTC has on there with a different launcher and get myself to live with less than 16gb of storage, then I am on board, as I want to upgrade from my HTC One V, but don’t want a big phone.

  • jnt

    A little worried about battery life, but it’s nice to see quality screens on “mid range” devices. 720p on a 4.3″ is plenty of pixel density. This should be a very solid device.

  • I’m kind of interested. I’m usually all about the latest greatest hardware…but I think we are at the point where there are pretty few scenarios where you can really tell anymore.

  • EW

    Seems like a fairly worthless idea. Why would they waste time and resourcing with such an insignificant idea and market?

    • Justin

      Because the mid-range and low-end market is larger than the high-end market.

      • Only for iphones

        • Justin Winker

          Not in most of the would. The U.S. doesn’t make up a very large portion of the world, population-wise.

  • thecharrr

    1750 mAh battery? The battery life is going to suck hard if you actually use it, kinda like HTC Evo 3D until I got a larger battery for it.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      False. Smaller screen size and smaller resolution and slower processor. Battery life will be fine.

      • Thats why the iphone has good battery life /s

    • T4rd

      That batter is more than sufficient if the OS uses it efficiently. The iPhone has around a 1430 mAh battery and outlasts most smart phones despite having a significantly smaller battery. But I think that’s more of a problem with Android in general. I think Android needs to impliment a native battery saver mode where it moderates or kills all background processes from waking the phone and syncing online. Not just clock the CPU lower, lower the brightness and disable vibrate like most OEM skins/UI’s do.

  • maybeONEmini

    13MP Ultra Pixel? 32gb? Then we could talk about it.

    • cortesjues

      the camera would have to be huge for it to be a 13MP Ultra Pixel… like a third of the phone kind of big

    • yeah cause there gunna put a better camera on a cheaper device dubbed “mini”

  • I’d love this size phone. It’s one thing that’s kept me from switching from my iPhone. I’d much prefer a pocketable device.

  • This is exactly what I would like. I sure hope Verizon get’s this.

  • Dual core; only 4.3in, and 720p. Nope.

    • Daniel Cirincione

      Dual core with 2GB ram. Same thing gs3 has

      • Which is a last year processor. We’re on to bigger and better things.

        • Mainly the bigger things…

          • It’s so much more productive on a bigger device. Everything is useless if it’s small.

        • T4rd

          Is it the S4 or Snapdragon 400 (I think) that’s in the HTC First? If it’s the 400, then is considerably better than the S4, exp. with the Adreno 320 vs 225 in the S4 SoC that’s in the GS3. I don’t think they would put last years architecture in a new phone when they’ve already used new architechture in the First.

          Also, 720p in a 4.3″ display is still damn good. That’s 341 PPI. The Rezound (though it was/is a POS otherwise) had the highest PPI of any phone until the 1080p phones (like the DNA/J Butterfly) came out. You can’t really discern pixels with the naked eye past 320 PPI or so and I think I’d rather have better performance/battery life with the 720p display than a way overkill 1080p display at 4.3″.

          • The main reason why I left the iPhone was the size. Def not moving back a step. Its 2013. The year of 1080p, snapdragon, and 5in + devices.

          • I’ve already got a Nexus 7, why would I want a phone that’s almost as big?

          • That’s good for you. Except I don’t carry my tablet around everywhere. Mostly used for movies. And the nexus 7 is different because the bezels are huge. Even A 6in phone wouldn’t even come close to the size of the Nexus 7.

          • T4rd

            That’s cool for you, but you can’t deny that there’s a huge demand for smaller higher end phones too. I know a lot of people that complain about phones getting too large and just want a moderate sized phone with decent specs, if you watch/listen to the Verge casts or other popular tech casts, then you hear a lot of professional critics/reviews beg for a smaller phone. The HTC First is actually pretty popular among some of them simply due to its smaller form factor and decent specs aside from the camera.


      Give it the s4 pro and it’d be a pretty good budget device.

  • nvitone23

    Now this is what Verizon will get! /s