HTC 10 Mini to drop in September with a new 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 823 processor (UPDATE)

HTC 10 Mini to drop in September with a new 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 823 processor (UPDATE)
UPDATE: So, this story was, in fact, an April Fools' prank. If there is to be an HTC 10 Mini in the pipeline, the company has it firmly under wraps for now. Regardless, would you be interested in a smaller, flagship-spec'd HTC device this year? Let us know in the comments at the bottom!

HTC hasn't yet taken the opportunity to announce its 2016 flagship -- the HTC 10 (One M10) -- which we expect to be showcased in just under two weeks. Whilst the device remains under wraps, speculation has already begun with regards to future handsets, including a new tidbit on the HTC 10's miniature version. Though it will naturally be a scaled-down version of its flagship counterpart, a report on the HTC 10 Mini suggests it won't scrimp on power, with a new high-end Snapdragon 823 processor under the hood. 

According to Austrian site Android-News, the Snapdragon 823 will be identical to the Snapdragon 820, though will offer a higher maximum clock speed at 2.8 GHz. Along with the new chip, the HTC 10 mini will purportedly include 4 GB of RAM, while the rest of the handset's specs probably won't deviate too far from the standard model. 

The display will be a 4.7-inch offering, so should appeal to those seeking flagship specs over a smaller footprint. The world has been largely impressed by Apple's recent unveiling of the iPhone SE which crams cutting-edge hardware into a miniature bundle, so it's important that rivaling firms like HTC prepare solid competition.

The HTC 10 Mini will likely make its appearance in September, though we'll hopefully have some more details in the near future. In the mean time, you can take a look through a gallery of leaked HTC 10 renders and leaks below.

Related phones

  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)



1. VAEZTechnology

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

Awesome phone 4.7 is great for me

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You need to stop with Aprils fools articles , now i dont know should i belive you or not lol..

35. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

PA stated HTC as the manufacturer and that in itself is a joke.

3. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Problem with HTC is the So called Mini phones usually have less storage, usually pointless 16gb. please HTC 32gb minimum.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's not a problem because HTC uses SD slots I'm interested, 4,7 is the perfect size

17. Shadocx4

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

But I have a 16 GB phone with a 64 GB MicroSD and I can't move my entire apps on it. It move like 20% only, so useless I rather have a 32 GB or 64 GB phone. I guess I need root or something ? Still prefer 32 or 64 GB phone.

19. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I have a Moto G3 running 6.0 and it moves automatically almost every app to the SD card. It does a very good job at managing the storage

23. tyrionTheWise unregistered

microSD cards are slow. I need flash storage, minimum 32 GB. Sd card or not doesn't matter.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

UFS 2.0 cards are coming soon But we might not see this until next year or so

26. tyrionTheWise unregistered

What interface is the microSD based on? Because if the link is not fast enough and based on something like usb 2, all the speed will be gone.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually it's not a microSD card, it won't have the same interface It's a totally new standard, based on UFS 2.0 The article says it's going have a M-PHY HS-G3 interface That's the same hardware interface as internal UFS 2.0, which I believe is 1.2 GB/s (or maybe 1.25 GB/s, can't fully remember)

29. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Sweet. Next year should be the time of my phone upgrade.

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I just downloaded the standard Here's some more info UFS cards will have 12 pins, which is less than UHS-II microSD cards (17 pins) Pin placement is different, so I think they won't be compatible with microSD readers UFS cards are also the same size as microSD cards, 15x11x1mm The UFS card's shape is slightly different, one side is curvy Also I just noticed that JEDEC has also updated UFS, now there's UFS 2.1 The changes dont seem to be that big But I guess that's because its not really necessary yet since NAND is the limiting factor, not the UFS standard

34. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I honestly can't believe that we have such a small convector having twice the speed of SATA 3 and equal to USB 3.1

4. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

'The world has been largely impressed by Apple's recent unveiling of the iPhone SE which crams cutting-edge hardware into a miniature bundle'....... REALLY? Now I know it's an April fools

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe they life in different world.. In my world, no one impressed with iSE and it didnt sell really well :-/

21. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It didn't sell well? Is your world the future?

30. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

We do t even have any real numbers on this dude. Also, the problem with people like you is that your comparing this to flagship numbers. This is not a flagship. 4 inch phones sold around 30 million in 2015. I see this phone doing no different. Maybe even selling more. It's a small phone filling a void in the lineup that was left by the 5s. This is not the iPhone 7.

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I don't know how they manage thermals,Especially at 2.8 Ghz. Curious to see the changes from SD820 to 823.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

btw, Xiaomi Mi Note 2 rumored using SD823.. didnt you want to write article about it? its been on other site since 2 days ago

15. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

These guys don't write articles they copy and paste from other sites. I've actually read word for word what is on here to what has been on another site a day earlier.

8. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Well that sucks. I just upgraded from the LG G2 to the GS7. I could have waited until September for this.

9. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

If they make a small one, they need to make a 5.5' version also!

11. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I need to see a HTC One Max Successor

12. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Too late I just got my SE yesterday. Pretty good for an iPhone. I don't know if I can buy another HTC my family had the M7's and lots of issues we eventually ran out of warranty and I have a dead M7 on my desk won't power on. I have tried all of the tricks that I googled online and still nothing. So sad.

18. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

How come 2016 get 2 snapdragons but 2015 only get one

20. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Two words for you Qualcomm - SCREW YOU.

22. Gustav

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

it was a april fool, look source!!

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There was a rumor of a Xiamoi phone with the 823 a week ago or so Personally, I'd thought a second SoC would be a 825 Like 801->805 Will be disappointed if it's only increased clocks

24. sh1un1k

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 26, 2015

do that with good storage and for the love of god a good camera and HTC could have a winner

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.