HTC expected to release the HTC One Mini later this year

According to recent leaks from within HTC, the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to release a new version of the HTC One – dubbed the HTC One Mini – near the end of the second quarter of 2013. This new device will include a 4.3-inch 720p display, dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an Ultrapixel camera, LTE, and 1700mAh battery. It is also expected to run Android 4.2.

The device is apparently codenamed the M4, and looks like it will be aimed at the lower end of the smartphone market – the screen is a lower resolution, the processor isn’t as powerful, the internal memory was reduced, and the battery is smaller. (HTC EVO fans, think EVO Design 4G.)

There’s no word yet on pricing or carrier availability, but this is a device we’ll definitely keep our eyes on. In the meantime, do you think it’s wise for HTC to try and target both ends of the smartphone market, or should HTC focus all its efforts solely on the HTC One?

[Phone Arena]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.