To date, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the only “mini” handset we’re willing to get on board with. Releasing a smaller version of a phone with butchered specs and the price dropped only moderately is seriously not cool.
Alas, that’s seemingly the deal with the imminent HTC One mini 2; we’re hearing that it won’t come with the HTC One M8’s Duo Camera setup. Quelle. Fuggin’. Surprise.
That’s the story according to PhoneArena, which shares a press render passed along by a “loyal reader”. Said press render clearly shows a single rear camera lens on the HTC One mini 2.
To be fair, the HTC One M8’s Duo Camera has proved divisive, with some ruing the loss of optical image stabilisation, and others pointing out that many of the same results (bokeh, for example) can be achieved via software trickery.
It’s also worth noting that the HTC One mini 2 is tipped to come with a 13MP rear camera, so we’re not exactly talking entry-level.
But swinging back into negative territory, other HTC One mini 2 specs will supposedly include a 4.5in 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and KitKat Android 4.4.
It’s worth noting that you can grab a 4.5in 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and KitKat Android 4.4 for £100, thanks to the Moto G. Over to you, HTC.