A couple of weeks ago, I was relaying word from 3g.co.uk, suggesting that the HTC One M8 mini would arrive in the UK in May.
A further hint, this time from HTC’s home territory of Taiwan, gives credence to the notion of the One M8 mini being released next month.
This time around we’re looking at a Google Translation of an ePrice article, which reads: “M8 metal feeling like they want to take a small little phone a friend”. Uhm…
Reading between the lines of the terrible translation, ePrice appears to be saying, quite simply, that the HTC One M8 mini release date will fall – as previously rumoured in Europe – in May.
Rumoured HTC One M8 mini specs remain unchanged, so you can probably expect a 4.5in 720p display, 13MP rear camera (sans UltraPixel technology), 16GB internal storage and KitKat Android 4.4.
In the land of processors, the latest Qualcomm offering is the Snapdragon 801, though the HTC One M8 mini will supposedly adopt the Snapdragon 400. Brilliant.
Similarly, the HTC One M8 mini will make do with just 1GB of RAM, compared to 2GB on the full-size flagship.
We’d hoped other manufacturers would learn from the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which genuinely is – resolution aside – a smaller version of the Sony Xperia Z1. Alas…
It's worth noting, too, that one can pick up a smartphone with a 4.5in 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and KitKat for just £100. Moto G, anyone?