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HTC One M8 mini to be launched in May?

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HTC One M8 mini to be launched in May?
The rumored HTC One M8 mini might be available sooner than you’d expect. If you remember, last year’s HTC One mini was released five months after the original HTC One. But the new, yet to be confirmed One M8 mini could be out only two months after the 5-inch One M8 (which is available in a few markets since last week).

According to 3G.co.uk, HTC intends to start selling the One M8 mini in May. There is no word on how much the M8 mini will cost, and neither if it’s going to be widely available around the world (it probably will be, though).

Previous rumors had it that the One M8 mini would feature a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 13MP rear camera (no UltraPixel technology, and no dual lens here). Android 4.4 KitKat and the new Sense 6.0 UI should be on board. The One M8 mini will likely keep the same all-metal design of the larger M8.

Just a few days ago, a Swedish carrier listed the One M8 mini on one of its blogs, so the handset might indeed be revealed in the near future. Is anyone looking forward to seeing it?

source: 3G.co.uk

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:23

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Specs sound good enough, especially when it's only pushing 720p screen. I'd still have 1,5gb or 2gb of RAM, but I guess 1gb is enough.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 18:58 1

13. buccob (Posts: 2701; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

I've come to realize that today, 1 gb of RAM is not enough in our android smartphones.

I would love to keep my old phone if I could upgrade its memory. This is the main motivation for me to get a newer phone.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:40 1

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Once again I say this: why call it with the name of a flagship device if it doesn't really share anything with that flagship...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:41 2

3. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

PLEASE give a reasonable price to it HTC! Last year's Mini failed to catch steam just because of it

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:43 1

4. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

If they do it like Sony did with the Z1 compact (same stuff, smaller package) I'll be in for one. The 2 flaws of the M8 that keeps me from buying it: Camera fiasco (loved the ultrapixel camera, but 1 year later they should've learned how to increase its resolution, maybe doubling it.) and, it's a little too big for me to handle (not that I have tiny hands, but I'd like something smaller, and not as huge as the note 3)

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 18:51

12. bighandssmallpockets (Posts: 97; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

that's the key. Same specs in a smaller package and I will definitely buy it. But rumors have it with half the ram. Why?

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 11:54 1

5. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

I hope the Max version is released soon!

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 15:20

9. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Me too I need a new phablet and can't wait much longer for the Note 4

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 13:05 1

6. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Good, but I think that will be two problems: bezels and price. At least a $350.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 13:14 2

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Its gonna be the same size as the original One but called mini.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 14:12 1

8. dome888 (Posts: 77; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

that's a huge mini

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 15:44

10. 46modnar (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

I'm interested. If I had any inkling that it would be offered by VZW then I probably would have held out for the mini instead of getting the M8, because I don't need such a big screen and I prefer less weight.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 17:21 1

11. jcru2001 (Posts: 24; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

i'm currently using the M8 and it's easily the best Android I've used. Silky smooth. This phone could be the gateway 'Droid for all the iPhone users that have been curious. Especially for women or guys with small hands that prefer that iPhone 5 size. All the usual rhetoric that i hear from iPhone loyalists (it just works, no lag, graphics, speed, blah blah blah) is accomplished and then some... A LOT some. To have the M8 and M8 mini would be a serious one-two for HTC and Android in general.

*Try the M8, even if you carry the M7...it's a whole new ballgame.

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