London: HTC after successfully launching its flagship smartphone HTC One (M8), now company reportedly set to unveil its flagship mini smartphone HTC One (M8) mini by May in UK.
HTC’s newly-launched One M8 flagship smartphone is now on sale worldwide, but the company is apparently planning to launch an HTC One M8 Mini as well. The trend of launching a smartphone powerhouse as the flagship and then releasing a smaller version with mid-range specs as the “Mini” model of said flagship seems to be on the rise, and it doesn’t look like it will go away anytime soon. LG has just joined the party with its LG G2 Mini, and HTC is expected to follow its strategy from last year and launch an HTC One M8 Mini as well.
Just last week a Swedish carrier spilled the beans on the yet-to-be-announced HTC One M8 Mini by listing it along with several devices that support HD voice, and now we have some more information on the matter.
According to a new report from 3G.co.uk, the HTC One M8 Mini may be ready to hit the UK as soon as May. The publication claims to have learned this information from a trusted source, the same one who accurately predicted the launch of the Sony Xperia E1 in the country.
“Our source inside a UK retailer has confirmed that the HTC One M8 mini is coming and that it is scheduled to go on sale in May,” reports the publication. “They also confirmed that the HTC One M8 mini will incorporate its bigger brothers premium uni-body aluminum design, but the touch-screen display will be reduced to 4.5-inches. However, it’s still unclear whether it will run at a 1080p or 720p resolution.”
The aforementioned screen size of 4.5 inches diagonally would mark a 0.2 inch increase compared to last year’s HTC One Mini. The resolution is not clear at this point, but it’s safe to assume it will be at least 720p.
Mini versions of popular, high-end flagships have proved to be very popular among consumers, as they feature many of the most popular features found on their larger siblings, but packing them in a more compact design at a budget-friendly price tag.
The report further notes that the purported HTC One M8 Mini will not boast the dual rear camera system found on the original flagship, but will instead offer a regular rear camera setup with a single sensor. HTC has made no official announcements in this regards so far, but an HTC One M8 Mini is expected to debut soon.