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

Published Mar 26th, 2014 4:24PM EDT
HTC One M8 Max
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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 Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.