The rumored shrunken down version of the HTC One is just inbound, we’ve previously seen purported leaks including shots of the HTC One Mini but here comes the final pre-official confirmation via benchmark tests.
The handset is a month away from being unveiled but it happens that we know almost anything about it, that includes the SoC which was spotted on GFX Benchmark. It will carry the entry level Snapdragon 400 sporting four Cortex-A7 cores ticking at 1.4GHz coupled with the Adreno 305 GPU.
The smartphone will be a 4.3 incher with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels topping a pixel density of 342ppi. Android 4.2.2 will run the show backed by HTC’s own Sense 5 UI framework & Apps (HTC’s BeatsAudio & BoomSound features).
2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage is likely to be included while a 1700mAh backs it all up. We also expect a 4MP Ultrapixel camera on the back.
The HTC One Mini is expected to hit shelves in Q3 2013. Whether this new handset might alliterative HTC’s financial woes remains to be seen but the pattern is clear, HTC is willing to introduce more smartphones into the already crowded ecosystem. Much like Samsung does with their immense Galaxy series, will HTC succeed in the long run? Probably, but the competition is stiff especially when the South Korean giant already accounts for over 90% of the Android smartphone sales.