Alleged HTC One M8 mini image shows up, no Duo camera on the back

Expected to be available starting next month, the unannounced HTC One M8 mini may have been pictured today for the very first time.

What seems to be the One M8 mini appeared in an image posted via Weibo - the most popular Chinese microblogging platform. As you can see above, the handset has a protective case on, and looks a lot like the original One M8, with one major difference: it features a single camera on the back, not the Duo camera arrangement that’s found on the larger One M8. According to previous rumors, the rear camera of the M8 mini should be a 13MP unit (without HTC's UltraPixel technology). 

Other features that the One M8 mini reportedly offers include a 4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. Obviously, Sense 6.0 UI and Android 4.4 KitKat should be on board.

Sure enough, there’s no way of telling if this is indeed the real One M8 mini. But we can’t imagine that the smartphone can look any different anyway.

Just like the 5-inch HTC One M8, the M8 mini will probably be released in many markets around the world - including in the US, where Verizon should offer it at some point. We're pretty sure that more details about this will be revealed soon, so make sure to stick around.

source: Weibo (translation not available)

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One mini 2
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    HTC Sense UI



45. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

why does everybody keeps switching from a dual-core krait configuration of at least 1.4 ghz to a 1.2ghz quad-core cortex-a7 snapdragon 400??? this is no update!! it's a downgrade!

40. EmUnltd

Posts: 3; Member since: May 01, 2014

Why do people says megapixel..

39. EmUnltd

Posts: 3; Member since: May 01, 2014

4 megapixel..Hahaha Its Ultrapixel man...they had it for a while now.. Do you even read..

41. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

it is still 4 megapixel you idiot.. just bigger pixel but same resolution..

37. ilani

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I would really consider this mini M8 as an upgrade from the M7 HTC One. my one and only gripe about the the m7 or M8 is that stupid 4 megapixel camera. 13MP would be awsome, and the price point would probably its best feature!

23. Epicness1o1

Posts: 332; Member since: May 30, 2013

I'll take the desire 816

18. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Z1 Compact is still king. No need to release Z2 Compact to compete with his.

20. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

As far as I know they are in two different categories. Z1 compact is a high end device and more expensive, the HTC, LG, Samsung mini's are not that. This is the category from Xperia M2 and the expected Xperia G.

17. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Oh...these bezels ¬¬

16. express77 unregistered

13 mp. Good.

10. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

So they finally listened and rejected that ultrapixel camera everyone was complaining about. Good move, HTC.

7. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

It's amazing design - don't forget, it's made of aluminium, not plastic.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

and yet Plastic is selling 3-4 times better. Mad bro?

35. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Marketing - HTC has bad marketing, so poor sales.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ah yes the famous "HTC has bad marketing" excuse.

42. j-rod2079

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

@Rory...its really not an excuse. I have owned HTC phones up to the One M7. Almost everyone who stopped me in public to ask me what kind of phone I had, never heard of HTC. So there is a marketing issue, people tend to buy what they hear about the most. And don't think I'm hating on SS. I have the Note3, Galaxy tab3, and Galaxy Note 8.0. Oh and I still have my One M7, and the HTC EVO 4G LTE!

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


24. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Their designs are the same (at least in HTC with metal built, BoomSound and in LG the rear buttons). Samsung has the same desing for every single Galaxy out there!

2. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

How does the mini have a 13MP camera and the flagship One M8 have a paltry 4MP camera? What are you smoking HTC ?

1. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Oh Lord it's so terrifying, when the worst looking design just to get even worse, smh

3. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Still looks better than the S5.

8. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Wrong mate, so wrong

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yes "mate", glad to see that you admit you're so wrong.

21. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Actually both of them look very bad, M8's bezels are awful, and these too rounded corners, M7 looks much more better and physical buttons were better. S5 looks nice in black but it,s back cover is awful I'm waiting too see metal replacements.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Please tell me without trolling how the SGS5's design is bad? Because it isn't made a metal? Oh cry about it with your other HTC fanboy friends who are butt hurt because HTC is going down the crappers and you're mad because they can't even come close to competing with Samsung.

29. papss unregistered

I'm going to give you a pass just based off you clearly have no idea about folks on this site.. The first gentleman ( I use that term very lightly) trolls anything not SS. This guy comes in here for attention, positive or negative. If you come into an article about said company with a name and rep like his and speak total nonsense you are going to get feedback on said issue. Nobody is mad that Ss gets sales like they do and yes looks are subjective but SS has been about as lazy and complacent as another iconic company (see the from of any Ss device and they look all the same whether it be this Gen,last or the last before that). If you are okay with lazy designers then be my guest and keep supporting it. I personally don't stick with any MFG even if I prefer one or the other I am overall a cell tech fan. With that being said I wont support more SS devices until they apply the same level of love they do to the software as they do with the design.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I don't have any idea about folks on this site? I have been here since 2010, I use this website daily and post comments on articles, daily. When someone trolls, yea I call them out on it, if you're going to troll, at least be able to back it up. Not just say stupid statements just for the sake of trolling. I have no problem with people not liking Samsung or it's design, but people act like Samsung's design of plastic is so flawed that it is unsable. I have had no problems in the many Samsung phones I have used for the past few years with their plastic design. People bash it only because that's all they got. So unless you or anyone else has had a Samsung device that because of the plastic design, caused them not to be able to use it or enjoy it's features, no one really has any reason to bash it. Oh boo hoo, you want a metal phone and don't like plastic. That's your own personal preference, it still doesn't mean that the phone is any less useful nor would it cause any issues later down the road.

31. papss unregistered

Okay fair enough BUT you seem to be overlooking the original poster who dogged HTC in a HTC article?? Nothing that you say means jack if you are going to call out the first troll unless of course you are trolling yourself?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The reason why I didn't say anything is because at least what he said was related to the article and phone itself. He never said anything about Samsung nor claimed Samsung had a better design, it was the person who responded to him that bashed Samsung which I found unrelated to the article and an attempt to start a flame war.

33. papss unregistered

Well apparently you don't read this forum like your numbers suggest because he bashes anything non Samsung. Then there is the person you started bashing because he stated that the back looked awful and would have been nicer with a metal back? Thats no worse than what the kid with the "friendsofsamsung" made but as a supporter of SS you couldnt jab at him of course..Hmmm

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