HTC One M8 mini version hinted, as well as an eventual M8 Ace phablet

HTC One M8 mini version hinted, as well as an eventual M8 Ace phablet
We've barely recovered from the smorgasbord of information surrounding the new HTC One M8 handset, and now @evleaks has started to hint about the inevitable mini version of the 5-inch flagship.

Last year, HTC issued an HTC One mini, which was small only in name, as it still had the BoomSound speakers at the front, making the tall aluminum frame appear much larger than what a 4.3" display usually warrants. We don't know if this will be the case with an eventual HTC One M8 mini this year, but the original is quite huge, when compared to some other 5-inchers out there. 

Still, where there's smoke, there's fire, and we've heard about a scaled down version of the One M8 a few times before, too. The rumored specs suggest a 4.5" 720p HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage plus a microSD card, 13 MP rear, and a 5 MP front-facing cameras. Android 4.4.2 KitKat is supposed to be running the show, with the newest Sense 6.0 on top, and the mini variant is expected to sport the fashionable on-screen buttons. The tip also suggests a One M8 version codenamed Ace should be making the rounds at HTC, perhaps a sequel to the One max phablet, but this one remains a vague speculation for now.

source: @evleaks

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

I hope htc nails it!!

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Those who disappointed with M8 and don't want it due to less pixel camera (or whatever you say UP / Dual Camera) then wait / buy for M8 mini, I think it will please the public with its 13 MP camera. BTW why not 2 GB RAM instead of 1 (One).

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Better pray that it follows the trend set by the xperia z1 compact...

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

htc does not believe that the 4.5inch scren should have midrange spec and high specs on its flagship sony believes the oppose side z1 compact shuouldve had a 4inch version without ip57, it wouldve had less bezel and thickness

3. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Their Phablet would be bigger than a Z Ultra.

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

4.5' screen with phablet dimensions.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea I think the M8 Mini is gonna have the dimensions of the M7

6. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

I'm sure PA already have the phones and are reviewing it so as to put the review withing minutes after launch!

7. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

within*

8. rkoforever90

Posts: 466; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

13mp camera on m8 mini and 4mp camera on m8 . dafuq htc ?

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They are going to butcher the 13MP camera so that 4MP seems good enough

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

4.5 is now considered a phablet? Are they including the huge bezel's?

13. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

4.5 in a 5.0 body. At least the specs are ok. The real problem will be the price. I can figure at least $150 more expensive than Moto G.

14. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Was going to wait for the Max version, but will just sale my M8 when the phablet version drops! Couldn't wait to get the M8.

15. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Just price the M8 mini correctly and i'll definitely buy it, hope it launches in the summer

16. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Please for the love of god a phablet in black available in the US. HTC plzzzz

17. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

I'll take the desire 816

18. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You have two accounts. lol

19. ultradragon

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

It is surely a market selling method of htc and other smarthone brand else sony. If htc m8 mini get 13mp then why the hell m8 got an ultrapixel gimmick? On the other way m8 mini has snapdragon 400..really dissapointed

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