We’ve heard about the HTC M4 before, but at the time it was only thought to be a variant of the HTC First (particularly because the two devices share very similar specs). Well, according to new images leaked by PhoneArena it would appear that this phone will actually be a derivative of the HTC One. It sports a strikingly similar design, including a metal-alloy chassis, but comes in at just 4.3 inches compared to the One’s 4.7. Could HTC be thinking about bringing us an “ HTC One Mini?” It’s possible.
If accurate, the specs of this device would include a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch 1280×720 display, 2GB of RAM, an UltraPixel camera on the back, a (possible) 1.6 megapixel camera on the front, 1,700mAh battery, 16GB of internal storage, 4G LTE, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and more. The release date for this puppy is set for the end of Q2, apparently, which means it could be a nice summer stop-gap for HTC while we await the OEM’s next flagship.
The HTC M4 would’t be quite as impressive as the phone we think it’s based on, the points made in our HTC One review attest to that, but it would still be a decent device for anyone who doesn’t want or need the biggest or most powerful smartphone out there. The specs would suggest this thing will carry a budget price tag, but we don’t want to make any assumptions too soon. For now, we’ll be passing the time to its release by enjoying the HTC One just a little while longer.