HTC One mini photos appear, 720p screen and Ultrapixel camera in tow
0. phoneArena 05 Jun 2013, 06:52 posted on
Here it is, guys! The rumored HTC One mini, also referred to as the HTC M4, has leaked in flesh and blood on the internet. Or at least that's what we think these photos are of – a more compact alternative to the HTC One smartphone, with a smaller screen and less impressive yet still decent hardware specs...
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1. james004 (Posts: 477; Member since: 15 May 2013)
they should be making 5+ inch version not even smaller. -_- 4.7 is small enough.
2. WestFiasco (unregistered)
Not everyone thinks that way.
62. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
exactly 4.7 is perfect and 4.3 is more comfortable..
its far better than s4 mini.
one mini can sells like hot cake.
its suitable almost for every one that want a great phone in mid-range.
4. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
What's wrong with doing small, medium, large? Cover all sizes and price points = win.
5. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)
oh dont you worry :) there are supposedly planned larger devices. However, this is brilliant for those who have smaller hands, like girls.
Surprise of the day: 4.7" can be big or small, up to personal preference. Don't make your own preference the ideal preference.
11. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'm one of those who feels 4.7" is perfect - big enough without overwhelming those with smaller hands. I'd take the vanilla One over the rumored T6. That's just me though.
6. rantao333 (Posts: 254; Member since: 21 May 2013)
since when 4.7 inches become small?
seems like ppl willing to gv up everything for the sake of being bigger
8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5563; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Not everyone wants 5+ inch dude, because some people think it's too big, especially those people with small hands. That's why HTC made a 4.7 inch One, compact and comfortable to hold, and 4.7 inch isn't small at all.
15. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
not eveyone like giant phones that will look awkward! 4.7 is already the best size for a phone! if you want bigger than that for your videos, buy a tablet!
67. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
It's not just about screen size but device size too.. you say 4.7 is best size and acting bigger you might as well get a tablet. The s4 is 5" but is slightly smaller than the one which shows that it isn't just about screen size but the actual device size that matters... It's no point having back small screen if the device itself is big, that's not really going to help n people with small hands.. which is why I have an isuue with the one mini because even though it's 4.3" which for a screen size is nice but imo the body isn't even that much smaller the the original one. My point being is what's the point of decreasing screen size if the device size isn't decreased that much.. The mini top and bottom bezel is bigger than the normal ones top and bottom bezels, you would think it would be smaller..I love the idea of smaller screens with top end specs but I want the device itself to be drastically smaller too and not just by a bit.
68. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Well said. I thought no one noticed.
19. tchad78 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
7 inch tablets are cheap and powerful. I would rather a tablet in my backpack and a small phone for tethering, quick use or... calls/texts. 4.3 is pushing the envelope in as large as I want a phone. 5 inch is too small for a tablet and too big for a phone.
33. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
Wait for HTC MEGA!!
38. Jack58221 (Posts: 127; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
is that a mega 6, to go with the active and zoom, and while we are at it toss in a note... I'm waiting to see the note 3 mini.
40. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
No note 3 mini...
because it will be too tiny to write a note on it
43. quakan (Posts: 1199; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
A mini big note? Samsung Galaxy Biggie Smalls?
56. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
Still better than Galaxy S4 mini.
58. cabuya (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
thats not mini that tiny .htc one is the real mini they should make a 5.5 ich htc one
60. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Wow. Just wow. 4.7" is considered mini these days? You know, I wanted a phone, but apparently those are out of style. I must hold a tablet to my ear.
63. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)
Thank you! Im tired of 4.7 awkward ass size
71. chaosnightmare (Posts: 50; Member since: 20 May 2010)
amen to that! if the htc one had 5" screen, micro sd support and standard >10mpx camera instead of ultrapixel crap, it would be the perfect phone
3. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Now that's how you do midrange in 2013! Keep it up, HTC.
49. lovefist (unregistered)
hope they put a big battery in there at least 2100mah.
but.. knowing htc.. they release phones and keep thinking it's pretty enough to distract people from battery issues.. aside from htc one of course.
55. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
Still better than Galaxy S4 mini.
7. Taters (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Looks just like the iphone 5 and it is almost the same size as the HTC One...
34. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
well sorry, but i dont see there is many other shapes a phone could be......
44. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Tell that the the lawyers in the iPad vs. Galaxy Tab case.
75. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 652; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Exactly.. Lawyers should ask Apple how dare they use the rectangular shape of Nokia mobiles (which existed even before apple made a phone/tab)
74. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 652; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
What Mr. Taters wants to tell is that Black, rounded-off rectangle shape is also patented by Apple. So no one can use it. Other companies should make phones in triangular, pentagonal, hexagonal or circular shape...!!!!!
9. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Well doe HTC....need to see it in the flesh though to really compare it to the one....but HTC are on their way back to the top!
10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Just please ditch the ultra pixel camera.....I would prefer a 8 or 13mp one to a smaller ultra pixel one....
32. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
what im saying is i know ultrapixel does give good images but give the next phone 8 ultra pixel not just a measly 4.....sorry for the confusion :/
17. MC1123 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
actually you're wrong, the ultrapixel is as good as the lumia 920's capabilities in low light!
and HTC should market it like what nokia is doing! the HTC is at its best when its on low light!
btw it doesn't mean that it has low MP it will suck, coz its not!
64. jaychildz (Posts: 106; Member since: 31 May 2013)
That's all good and well but people take daytime pics too
22. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 847; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Actually ultrapixel does produce good quality pictures
its not that bad at all
besides its the beginning of ultrapixel lets wait and see further improvements.
23. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Exactly, I think the concept is solid and helps HTC stand out from the crowd. Maybe an 8 MP Ultrapixel willl be the ideal combination, but that's for next year.
50. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Next gen UltraPixel will be 5MP or 6MP... If they'd make an 8MP UltraPixel it would look like the Nokia 808 for crying out loud.
13. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
So what's the point with a mini version if it is only 2mm smaller?
21. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It looks significantly narrower to me. Otherwise, pricing.
25. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 652; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Point is that it has all the features of its bigger cousin at a low price, only with little variation in screen size. I'm sure people will prefer this ONE.
30. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Well you do get 720p instead of 1080p, and a slower dual-core processor. And price is said to be $520 compared to the standard One wich cost around $580 so not really a huge difference in price. But yeah, some people might like this ONE.
51. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Don't know about the prices in US but in EU the One sells for 650€ so the 250€ price difference (mini being 400€) is quite nice actually.
18. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 847; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Look at that beauty.
this is awesome. Good specs
I hope they put a decent CPU on it
and again thats gorgeous
HTC deserves an award for making gorgeous looking devices.
hope they price it right so I can buy one.
24. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
W.T.F. - 4.7 is "small enough"..? Does anyone remember people commenting about the HD2 when it came out and that the 4.3" screen was touted as HUGE and cumbersome..? My Dell Venue Pro is 4.1" and it's more than big enough for me. Of course having the slide out QWERTY makes me not lose any screen space to the keyboard (which IMHO Is what is driving the larger screens). Personally, I want a phone and not a small tablet to hold up to my ear. I was hoping the "mini" HTC One and Galaxy were going to be more in line with a 3.8-4.1" screen. That would be MINI.. a 4.3" to me is LARGE Enough..
27. wendygarett (unregistered)
Another day, another one, when will HTC learn..
45. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I think they just did, and this phone is the proof.
28. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Much better than S4 mini.
The same specs on a mini..®
57. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)
69. darkskoliro (Posts: 990; Member since: 07 May 2012)
2gb ram? 720p screen? boomsound? dedicated amp? Same camera as a flagship? awesome build quality? Im sorry i dont see how s4 mini can even be compared to htc one mini...
31. sabretigger (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)
Very interested in this... @ HTC One owners - does anybody know what the experience is like without a menu button?
41. ahhxd717 (Posts: 318; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
It's not bad. Well I don't find it annoying, personally. While the on screen menu bar comes up in apps without a dedicated menu button up top, it's not too frequent and I can still navigate easily. Just get used to not having the button. I had a Nexus beforehand so it wasn't too hard to adapt. I don't find it to be an issue.
42. tiara6918 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I'm a HTC one x user and that phone has no menu button unless you go to the settings and change that, in my case I did that because I was annoyed with the three dots taking up some space. After using the phone for so long,I honestly don't think there is still a use and need for a menu button. go and have hands on with the htc one,you'll see that the menu button isn't really necessary