Early last year, Taiwanese handset manufacturer, HTC, launched not one, but three big ticket phones (HTC One, HTC One Mini and HTC One Max) throughout 2013. Unfortunately, the company unable to judge consumers' frame of mind.
With pressure mounting over HTC to come with its flagship phone in February at MWC; a new rumor has come in the form of HTC One Mini 2.
According to @evleaks, HTC is seriously considering to come with the HTC M8 Mini. While the M8 is the "0P6B", on the other hand, the M8 mini will be the "0P8B". The HTC M8 Mini could be known as 0P8B120. Nothing much is known so far, when it comes to its specs. Reportedly, HTC One Mini 2 might have a 4.3-inch 720p HD display. Beyond the display, it is hard to comment on its form factor and internal hardware.
The trend of coming up with miniature version of high-end handsets was started by Samsung. The South Korean giant had announced the Galaxy S3 Mini way back in 2012, followed by the S4 Mini. Both handset models were received lukewarm response from consumers and critics alike.
In fact, HTC also launched the One Mini last year to take on Samsung's Galaxy S4; however, the phone bombed miserably citing low sales. Now we're hearing that Samsung may bring out a mini version of its upcoming Galaxy S5 in the first half of this year.
Japanese giant Sony will likely to launch the Xperia Z1 Compact, a miniature version of Xperia Z1, in India next month. It is said to be priced around Rs. 35,000.
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