We had a feeling that, similar to last year’s flagship, the upcoming HTC M8 (One 2, One Plus) would 1. see a release on all major US carriers, and 2. launch with in a “Mini” variant. Those predictions have been confirmed today from a variety of sources, the first coming from our friend at @evleaks, who tweeted off some initial specs that will likely accompany the HTC M8 Mini. Here are the quick specs:
HTC M8 Mini (mem_ul)
- 4.5-inch 720p display
- 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400
- 1GB RAM/16GB storage (with microSD slot)
- 13MP rear/5MP front facing cameras
- WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Sense 6.0
- On-screen buttons
Nothing too groundbreaking, but the device’s alleged 13MP rear and 5MP front facing cameras might offer an incentive for those considering smaller devices like the iPhone 5s (high-resolution selfies, anyone?).
On to the HTC M8, the device looks to have made an appearance at the Bluetooth SIG under the model number “0P6BXXX, HTC6525LVW.” It was back towards the end of January that, once again, @evleaks tweeted some model numbers for both the M8 (0P6B) and M8 Mini (0P8B), corresponding with the Bluetooth filing.
If there was ever any doubt the M8 would launch on multiple US carriers, the software build specifically calls out Verizon Wireless (0.60.605.1), AT&T (0.60.502.1) and T-Mobile (0.62.531.1). No word on Sprint, although we suppose there’s plenty of time for that version to hit the SIG in the near future.