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Reported HTC M8 Mini Specs Leaked – 4.5″ 720p Display, 13MP Camera, and On-screen Buttons

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Thanks to evleaks, we could be getting our first peak at what the M8 Mini from HTC could have in store for the masses. We have yet to officially see the M8, the successor to the One, as HTC still has not set a date for when it will unveil the new flagship. With Samsung’s Galaxy S5 coming within the next two weeks, HTC better act quick if they want to jump aboard the hypetrain.

According to evleaks, the M8 Mini will be a well-equipped device, even showing signs of a few pretty decent specs. For starters, the phone will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, feature a 4.5″ 720p display, and come with Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” and Sense 6.0. 

For being the “Mini,” this doesn’t sound all that bad. The only source of confusion is the reported 13MP rear-facing camera sensor. But it’s easy to be confused since it appears that HTC is throwing in two camera sensors on the M8. Haven’t we seen that fail before?

Below is the full listed of leaked specs.

Specs

  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
  • 4.5″ 720p display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage +microSD
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • KitKat 4.4.2 OS
  • HTC’s Sense 6.0
  • On-screen buttons

Thoughts on the M8 Mini specs?

Via: @evleaks
  • jose

    Am I the only one that is thrown off about the 13mp. Camera and the 5mp. Camera on the mini? My note 3 has a 13mp. And no where near 5mp. In the front. Makes me wonder how good the camera on the m8 will be! Can’t wait!

  • TC Infantino

    Huh, it is almost exactly the Rezounds specs. This would have been a good phone 2 years ago.

    • DainLaguna

      the processors are miles apart

      • TC Infantino

        Really? I don’t see much difference at all…
        M8 Mini…………………………………………………………………..Rezound
        1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core…………………………..1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 dual core
        4.5″ 720p display………………………………………………………4.3″ 720p display
        1 GB RAM………………………………………………………………..1 GB RAM
        16GB internal +microSD…………………………………………….16GB internal +microSD
        13MP rear camera…………………………………………………….8MP rear camera
        5MP front camera……………………………………………………..2MP front camera
        WiFi a/b/g/n/ac………………………………………………………….WiFi a/b/g/n
        Bluetooth 4.0…………………………………………………………….Bluetooth 3.0
        Android 4.4.2…………………………………………………………….Android 2.3.4

        Yes, the M8 Mini has quad core vs the Rezounds dual core, but I believe that it has been argued by many that the number of cores only helps if the software has been optimized to take advantage of those extra cores. The difference in operating systems would be null since it has been stated that 4.4 will work on older hardware with even 512MB of RAM.
        If anything, I will grant you that the display is slightly larger, and that the camera should be a good improvement.

  • wade_county

    You can buy better smaller phones now. Its called the Motorola Droid Mini and the Sony Z1 Compact.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    I read 720p and thought they were taking a step backwards but then looked up again after seeing the word “mini” appear. No Ultra Pixel camera? Does that cost more than a 13 MP sensor?

  • Steve B

    You had me at 2 inches of bottom bezel.

  • Jeremy Gross

    1 gb of ram is a real turnoff after my current phone

  • Charles Walker

    Specs look really good to me for a budget phone. Way to go HTC!

  • hackthis02

    You had me at on-screen buttons.

  • Gato Mafioso

    If priced reasonably then this is a pretty decent spec sheet for a mini. I doubt it will though given HTC has been bleeding money.

  • Alec

    Specs look fine, as long as it’s priced sub $300 or you aren’t getting a good deal compared to other smartphones.

  • flosserelli

    At least HTC finally recognized the demand for an external storage option. That’s one thing they got right…but everything else is meh.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Why does the work “mini” also apply to the specs? Is it that much to ask for to have a top of the line device that isn’t a phablet?

    • NickA

      Totally agree. There is still a need for a smaller, and I guess 4.5″ is smaller, phone with top specs. Not that specs mean everything (MotoX), but still would be nice to have a “mini” phone wth big specs.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      So you want them to split their resources between 2 High End devices? Screen size isn’t enough of a differentiating factor to otherwise have 2 of the exact same devices.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        I’d say it is, the screen size is the biggest deciding factor.

  • Chris Hannan

    Other than the camera, what’s different about this than the current One Mini?

    • Bobby

      Screen size and the variation of the Snapdragon 400. I hope it has a bigger battery than last years too.

      • Chris Hannan

        Seems more like a slightly modified One Mini, not its successor.

  • middlehead

    On-screen buttons are the devil.

    • Daniel Walsh

      I don’t like on-screen buttons

    • KOBALT

      I agree but don’t. I was totally against them until I just got my Nexus 5. Not bad at all. I’m super used to them and like them. And I’m in love with the Nexus overall. Never going back.

  • Sankyou

    Please take a closer look at the market. We want our “mini” devices to be usable in one hand and have flagship specs.

  • The Narrator

    13mp, confirms HTC M8 has one too?

    • Daniel Walsh

      hopefully

      • Cael

        if not they really dropped the ball if the dual cameras are more gimmicky than the UP camera in the One

  • rals

    4.5″ is considered mini? I feel the product planners in that company just do ludes and come up with these ideas.

    • The Narrator
      • rals

        LOL exactly!!

      • Warwick

        Took me a second to figure it out. LOL

      • TylerCameron

        When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade.
        Make life take the lemons back.
        Get mad!
        I don’t want your damn lemonds, what am I supposed to do with these?
        Demand to see life’s manager.
        Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons.
        Do you know who I am?!
        I’m the man whls gonna burn your house down.
        I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your hisue down!

    • tyguy829

      right? With a 4.5″ display and front facing speakers, it will probably be bigger than my moto x

    • Cael

      LMAO In 2015 they’ll re-release the HTC One exactly as is and call it mini.

  • Atx80

    You can always download more ram.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Why are we still on 720p display and 1GB of RAM in 2014?

    Even with a cheaper mini model i expected more than this.

    • Godzilla

      agreed

    • tyguy829

      720p should be fine for a 4.5″ display. but 1gb of ram is definitely a joke. also it looks like the snapdragon 400 isn’t even the krait variant, so it looks to be worse than what’s on the moto g

      • The Narrator

        At least it’s on 4.4.2, which should be fine for 1gb. Still low, though.

        • michael arazan

          But HTC has “Sense” their overly on top of Android so unless they cut down that it’s going to eat a lot of ram causing for a sluggish device.

          • LionStone

            Sense has been optimized and skinned down since 4+…1GB is perfectly fine…for Samsung however, notsomuch.

      • DainLaguna

        why is it ‘definitely’ a joke? kit kat was specifically optimized to run well on devices using one gig of ram….are android oems just supposed to continue to ignore what google is doing behind the scenes and keep throwing specs at us, hoping that’ll improve the user experience?

        • tyguy829

          I understand that, but I don’t think anyone would disagree that a device with 2gb of ram will perform better than a device with 1gb. If this were priced similarly to the moto g, I might understand the 1gb. Since this will be priced well above $300, and maybe even above $400, I don’t think 2gb of ram is too much to ask for.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Why do people act like these things are cheap? Everything matters when making more affordable devices. It’s not meant to be a Mini-Powerful device.

    • Cael

      HTC obviously can’t afford a high end mini phone anymore. : So they’ll charge an arm for it and rip you off so they can re-release the HTC One next year as the HTC One 3 Mini.

  • Daniel Walsh

    It’s only good if it’s priced good

    • MistaButters

      priced well*

      /grammarnazi

  • Zargh

    The HTC Moto G.

    • Godzilla

      Pretty much

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Doesn’t look bad for a Mini…though it all depends on the price. If they’re bottoming out this thing has to be $300 or less.

  • Godzilla

    Everything looked good until I saw the 1GB of RAM. Come on man. RAM is super cheap these days.