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.