So far, Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC only had its One 2, aka M8, device being leaked all over the blogosphere. But it looks like the company's mini variant of the HTC M8 smartphone is also likely to get unveiled alongside the original M8 device soon.
Coming up with the mini-variants have become a sort-of trend these days and in the past we have already seen a number of mini devices from various other top-tier smartphone makers. The best part of the "mini" phones, however, is the fact that they, at least, share common unique features and if not features, at least the specs.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>HTC M8 mini (mem_ul): SD400 (1.4GHz x4), 4.5", 720p, 1GB/16GB (+microSD), 13MP/5MP, a/b/g/n/ac, BT4.0, KK4.4.2, Sense6.0, buttons on screen.</p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/432297313558478848">February 8, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
It should be noted that the HTC One was also released in the mini variant last year. In terms of differences, the HTC One mini came with a shrunken display size at 4.3 inch. The original one features 4.7 inch. Like-wise, according to the popular Twitter leakster @evleaks, the HTC M8 mini would also come with a bit smaller display.
It would be 4.5 inch compared to its bigger sibling's 5 inch display. Moreover, the M8's mini variant would sport a 720p display. Also a 13-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera would be incorporated in the device.
Moving into the details of the device, according to the same sensational Twitter user @evleaks, the M8 mini will be powered by 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Interestingly, this time around, the MicroSD card slot might also be seen in the device. It would run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS layered with the company's proprietary Sense 6 UI.
In the connectivity segment, it is allegedly said to support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The company has not spoken about the device formally as of now. Thus the availability and pricing remains unknown. However, HTC is expected to showcase its M8 smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 later this month in Barcelona, Spain. May be that is when the mini variant might also show-up along side the original M8.