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Swedish Carrier Telia Outs the HTC One (M8) Mini

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We have been awaiting more news on an upcoming “mini” version of HTC’s latest flagship, the One (M8), and it comes to us this morning all the way from Swedish carrier Telia. Posted on its site is a list of devices capable of HD Voice. Under the HTC brand name, we see the M8, then right below it is the M8 Mini

So there is no confusion, the One and One Mini are also listed below that, which means it’s safe to assume there wasn’t a mixup and Telia did intentionally post that there will be an M8 Mini.

HTC has been rather hush hush about a mini variant of the phone, but that’s the way all companies are until a device is officially announced. Much like the M8, we can expect there to be plenty of leaks regarding the M8 Mini, so if this device interests you, then you need not worry.

One Mini M8

Thanks to a previous leak, we already have an unofficial spec sheet, and it doesn’t even sound all that bad for a mini phone. The device is rumored to come with a 4.5″ (mini?) 720p display, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Sense 6, on-screen buttons, and come running Android 4.4.2 at launch.

Looks as though HTC can’t catch a break.

Via: Swedroid | Telia
  • Joe

    It’ll be the same size the HTC One M7.

  • LionStone

    “Looks as though HTC can’t catch a break.” I don’t get it? Why is this a negative outcome for HTC?

  • Daniel

    I hope it has a MicroSD slot and then this is the perfect phone for me…the M8 (and every other flagship) is TOO BIG imo, but I find the HTC One (M8) is the best-built phone on the market so if they can manage that build in the mini, it might be a better option that fits in my pocket/hands. Though why skimp on the cpu and ram? that’s frustrating! Come to Verizon this time though, please!

  • ravenofdoom

    Why can’t anybody make a 4.5 or 4.7″ phone with a 1080p display, minimal bezel, and top specs…and just a little thicker to accomodate a 2600+ mAh battery. I have a tablet as my big-screened entertainment device, but just want something where I don’t have to shimmy my hand up and down the device to use it properly / reach the top bar (which I have to do with a GS4 and often have my palm touch the back-button, or would have to do with a GS5/M8).

    • ravenofdoom
      • flosserelli

        Nice. It even has a 13 MP f/1.9 aperture camera and SD 800. Now that is a “Mini” done right.

        • ravenofdoom

          Japan-only (KDDI), sadly. These mainstream manufacturers (LG, HTC, Samsung) need to do more market research and figure out that there is a market for phones you can fully use with one hand without skimping on specs/build. I would gladly buy a “GS5 mini” at 4.5″ with identical specs over the current device which is blurring the lines between itself and the Note.

          • ravenofdoom

            Living in SF and riding bart/muni durring rush-hour, it’s hillarious to see average-to-small height/size techie-hipsters using Note3′s, GS5′s, etc. trying to keep one hand on the rail and the other on their phone. Either they try the phone-shimmy with one hand (and end up dropping their phone… which I’ve seen 4 times in the last 2 months), or they sacrifice their footing to get that unreachable tap in, taking their other hand off the railing/pole… and end-up face-planting onto some poor old asian lady sitting in the handicapped seat. Good times, 5.1+” phones.

            I’m 6’1″ and can (narrowly) grip a basketball with one hand… but, I still have issues using a GS5 or M8 comfortably with one hand

    • Suman Gandham

      Moto X2, perhaps :)

  • Dave

    how long until the max? Lol

  • ahhh yes

    What would the cost of 2gb of ram be an extra $3? Come on htc

    • ravenofdoom

      I think they create these phones for ill-informed people at the Verizon, AT&T, etc. store who don’t know/care about specs and just want an android phone their son/grandson told them about and say, “gosh, the GS5 is way too big and costs $200…. this one is free on contract and a good size, i’ll take it” If they Cut $3 off the ram, that’s just $3 more in HTC’s pocket with the ill-informed customer not knowing the difference.

      • ravenofdoom

        For too long, phone specs have been commensurate with screen size. There’s enough people out there that want a mid-sized screen (4.5-4.7″) with top notch specs/resolution. I think the Moto X came close, but skimped on the specs because of the labor cost with the whole Built in the USA campaign. Some company (hopefully one of the big players) needs to realize that this demographic exists. I was hoping for a new Moto X to be this, but at this point I’m not going to wait for that, and won’t take my chances with a defunct Motorola post Lenovo acquisition.

  • flosserelli

    I hope that 13 MP camera does not outperform the M8 UltraPixel, or HTC will catch some serious flak.

    • Cael

      That black bar is going to stay. That is a given.
      2 should really be that it’s going to be the exact same size as the HTC One (2013).

      • Gue2

        (Troll Mode Active) Yeah HTC is keeping the black bar, it’s how they distinguish their brand so people know it’s a HTC device. Just like Samsung’s tacky iPhone button. How else will you get compliments from strangers if they cant recognize what device you’re using. These things matter people.

  • Drome

    at least the camera on this phone is going to be decent.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Man why do they keep making the minis with lower end specs? 1 of ram is insufficient specially while running sense.

    • OF

      That’s what I’m saying.

    • qudwls6933

      +1 Need more ram!!!

    • The Narrator

      Sony is the only one to get it right so far

      • George264

        Because they want to make a mid range phone and a good way to brand is called the mini. They aren’t intentionally making a mini of the original and then say let’s put crap specs in it. They could brand it as a Desire but it doesn’t have the One moniker, like Samsung, they can’t make a phone without Galaxy or it won’t sell as well. Sony set out to make a mini of the original and made it have the same specs.

        • MikeCiggy

          and technically because the way technology is the smaller hardware the more expensive. If both phones has the same specs the mini would be more expensive than the ‘big brother’

        • Gue2

          There is a distinct difference in the naming convention. The small midrange devices from Samsung and HTC are called ‘Mini” while the high-end yet smaller form factor from Sony is called “Compact.” Mini vs. Compact.

    • AbbyZFresh

      They want to copy the Moto G. ;)

      They should be copying the Z1 Compact Instead.

    • LionStone

      While running Sense? When I compare the RAM on my stock DNA to my stock Nexus, Settings running on the DNA is 60MB…N5 runs higher at 100MB. The keyboard on the DNA is running at 28MB while the N5 kb is running at 91MB! Everything else is pretty much the same, running similar apps and widgets. So, Sense being a resource hog is not the case anymore.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Well I think by now memory is rather cheap. So putting 1 gig in 2014 is unacceptable, specially if people are gonna sign a contract for 2 years.