We’ve already heard the reports that HTC will be releasing a mid-range device based on their flagship model, the HTC One. The thing about these reports is that it isn’t official yet which means that the information gathered may be different from what the company will be releasing. Androidnext, a German blog, has gotten new information regarding this device which looks to be quite accurate.
New photos provided to the website by their informant show the front and back portion of the HTC One Mini. This device is said to replace the HTC One S, a 2012 model, since the One S won’t be updated to Android 4.2 and Sense 5 due to hardware limitations. The HTC One Mini will then definitely be running on Android 4.2 and Sense 5 UI.
A CPU-Z test done on the device revealed some of its specifications. For starters the processor used is a dual core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.4 GHz. Looking at the CPU-Z screenshot you might notice that the processor used is an S4 however this is how the tool generally labels the Snapdragon 400. The important thing to look at is the GPU used which is an Adreno 305 and is only available for the Snapdragon 400. While 1.4 GHz is lower than the 1.5 GHz of the One S the difference lies in the GPU used. The HTC One Mini uses an Adreno 305 GPU versus the One S uses an inferior Adreno 225 GPU.
Other specs were also revealed. The device will be using a 4.3 inch 720p display. This is better than the One S that only uses a qHD display.
The AnTuTu benchmark revealed that the device will be sporting a 4 MP camera, which is supposedly going to be using the Ultrapixel technology. For video chats the 1.6 MP front facing camera can be used.
In terms of size the HTC One Mini is very similar to the HTC One. In fact, the informant said that it is only one centimeter shorter.
Previous rumors suggest that the device will be launching this coming August so we should be expecting an official announcement from HTC soon.