HTC One mini 2 press render leaks, confirms earlier single camera set-up

Earlier this week, a leaked photograph of the HTC One mini 2 revealed that the Duo camera set-up on the HTC One (M8), will not be coming to the mini version of the flagship phone. This was confirmed on Friday by a leaked press render passed along to us by one of our loyal readers. The second lens is used to allow the HTC One (M8) to change the focus on a picture that has already been processed. You can change the focus from the foreground to the background, or add artistic looking blur images to the background of a photograph.

Unfortunately, it would seem that the features available with the Duo camera will not be available with the HTC One mini 2. In fact, not only has HTC decided not to allow this post-production editing for the bite-sized version of the phone, the handset will also not be equipped with a rear-facing UltraPixel camera. Instead, the Taiwan based company is going to offer a 13MP shooter on the back of the HTC One mini 2.

The previous leaked picture alleged to be that of the HTC One mini 2, showed the phone inside a case. Today's leak looks to be a press render. The rumored specs include a 4.5 inch glass with resolution of 720 x 1280, a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Android 4.4 and Sense 6 should be pre-installed out of the box. 

While evleaks has revealed that the phone will be available from Verizon, we wouldn't be surprised to see other major U.S. carriers and international operators add the HTC One mini 2 to their line-ups.

Thanks, Mohamed

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One mini 2
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(16.2h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

It will be really funny when everybody realises that the mini takes better pictures than the original M8.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Then everyone will buy the Mini instead of M8 lol.

13. rkoforever90

Posts: 463; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

what about 2010 htc device like one x takes better picture?

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They are probably going to butcher the 13MP Camera so that they can make the 4MP Camera seem better

16. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

I have the HTC one m8 and I have no problem with the pictures, I don't know what you are talking about. I mean it's not the best but it's ok for what I need it. I quess everybody here is a professional photographer.

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Sony was the first that made a mini equivalent to the original, guess HTC is the first that made a mini that out stands the original, LOL

4. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

What a pity. I just bought a Xperia ZR because there was no better phone in this size range, except Motorola phones which are not available here in Taiwan (other Compact and Minis a bit too small). If pricing is right this One mini 2 can really be a hit. UltraPixel sucks.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's so pity about? The Xperia ZR is as good as the Z but only a bit smaller, even though it doesn't have mouthwatering specs but hey, at least it's still a good phone and can get the job done.

7. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

GSMArena said that ZR even better than Z in a number of aspects. I just hate big phones and find 4.3'' a bit too small. ZR is good, but Sony will soon stop support for its last year phones as always :(( and ZR forum in XDA is very quiet. It's hard to find a 2014 phone in my wanted display size range with good specs.

10. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

ZR will receive kitkat.

9. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

ZR is probably still better than S5 mini and M8 mini. Many people dont know that ZR is actaully mini ver for Z.

8. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

looks like m7 with dual leds

11. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

I hope it's cheap.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol it still has a huge bottom bezel even without that useless depth camera. That is quite sad...

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

HTC is a dumb company. With all the negative feedback on the M8's front bezel/logo, they still leave it on the M8 mini.

17. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

the logo isnt putted on the phone without reason >.< ,if u look at htc m8's dissasemble vid,u can see thats everything tight in the phone....

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If HTC had kept using capacative buttons -- all three normal Android buttons -- and dropped their logo, more people would have understood. As we have a large black bar with just a logo on it and no function, it stands out as egotistical bad design/engineering. Overall, getting rid of the 4MP camera is the big win for the mini. It's a nicely designed phone, albeit with crippled specs other than the camera. This is assuming they didn't buy some cheap 13MP camera that doesn't even work, like HTC might do.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That makes it even worse. If they had to use that space. Their engineers suck if they needed that space and no one else needs it.

15. Gaara

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

HTC - Help This Company !! lol

20. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Wow I am sitting next to a man that has this phone at first I thought it was the htc one mini but its the new one except it has yellow accents on the side and yellow lines on the back instead of the black ones in the PIC above also it has on screen keys so it can't be the original one mini. Probably a variant of it I want to take a PIC but scared I might get caught lol. I know that it gives you no reason to believe me!

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