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Mini and phablet versions of the HTC One (M8) seemingly in development

Zach Epstein
March 26th, 2014 at 4:24 PM
HTC One M8 Max

As we made clear in our HTC One (M8) review on Tuesday, HTC’s new flagship smartphone is the best Android phone that has ever been made. Those looking for a more manageable smartphone might find the device to be a bit large though. Similarly, phablet fans looking for a more massive handset like the HTC One max were left out in the cold as well. But just as nearly anyone who follows the industry might have guessed, it looks like HTC is following last year’s model and prepping both a smaller and a larger version of the new One (M8) for release later this year.

Without providing any additional detail, phone leaker @evleaks posted the following on his Twitter account:

The insider seems to have confirmed that HTC is indeed working on a One (M8) mini. The handset is expected to be similar to last year’s HTC One mini in terms of its positioning in the market as a lower-end device available at a cheaper price point. Separate rumors suggest that the HTC One (M8) mini’s specs include a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a 4.5-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.

As for the “M8 Ace,” @evleaks has no idea what it is but many have speculated that it could refer to the HTC One max phablet’s successor.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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