The smaller handset, likely to be a miniature version of the HTC One, will hopefully share many of the leading handset’s features, and is rumoured to have a 4.3-inch display, a dual-core processor and 16GB of internal storage.
Reports also suggest that the Taiwanese firm’s 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera will make it to the handset, along with Sense 5 and Android 4.2. With the same version of HTC’s user interface rumoured to be included, we imagine that the BlinkFeed homescreen adaptation will also make an appearance. This could give HTC’s device a distinctive edge over similarly-positioned competitors.
The fact that many of the HTC One’s features appear to be making their way to the trimmed down device is also significant because this is a move that Samsung does not appear to have fully pulled off with the Galaxy S4 Mini. While that handset’s high-end cousin included a slew of hands-free, gesture-based control features, these don’t appear to have made it the more recent, smaller device.
Other rumours surrounding HTC suggest that the firm is developing a phablet that could go up against Samsung’s Galaxy Note range. The handset is said to have a 5.9-inch full HD display and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with the Boom Sound speakers that were seen on the HTC One also being included.