Earlier this week, a leaked photograph of the HTC One mini 2
revealed that the Duo camera set-up on the HTC One (M8)
, will not be coming to the mini version of the flagship phone. This was confirmed on Friday by a leaked press render passed along to us by one of our loyal readers. The second lens is used to allow the HTC One (M8) to change the focus on a picture that has already been processed. You can change the focus from the foreground to the background, or add artistic looking blur images to the background of a photograph.
Unfortunately, it would seem that the features available with the Duo camera will not be available with the HTC One mini 2. In fact, not only has HTC decided not to allow this post-production editing for the bite-sized version of the phone, the handset will also not be equipped with a rear-facing UltraPixel camera. Instead, the Taiwan based company is going to offer a 13MP shooter on the back of the HTC One mini 2.
The previous leaked picture alleged to be that of the HTC One mini 2, showed the phone inside a case
. Today's leak looks to be a press render. The rumored specs include a 4.5 inch glass with resolution of 720 x 1280, a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Android 4.4 and Sense 6 should be pre-installed out of the box.
While evleaks has revealed that the phone will be available from Verizon
, we wouldn't be surprised to see other major U.S. carriers and international operators add the HTC One mini 2 to their line-ups.