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First Pic & Specs For The HTC M4: HTC One's Cheaper Version

Loie Favre
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While we know that a Galaxy S4 Mini will be surfacing in the next few days, rumor now has it that HTC might be going down the same road. Apparently, an HTC One ''mini'', under the code name HTC M4, is in the workshop and will surely be a joy for everyone out there on a budget or who doesn’t want to spend so much for the HTC One (code name M7). An unofficial photo has surfaced, which seems to add some weight to the rumors.

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Can you tell the difference between the two? © phonearena.com

What we see here, curtosy of Phonearena and @evleaks, is a device that is nearly identical to its big brother, the illustrious HTC One, but in a smaller and more mid-range package. Regardless of its smaller size of 4.3-inches, it's still difficult to tell the difference from the exterior, due the fact that its design is nearly one-to-one. When you dig inside, this is where it shows its real colors. It ticks slower with a dual-core CPU and has 16 GB of storage. That being said, it would still hold a good amount of memory of 2 GB, like its bigger ''version''.

The display, if these leaked pics tell the truth, has a resolution of 720 p. It would also adopt the same Ultrapixel technology, which caused a bit of a stir with the flagship. It will have a smaller 1700 mAh battery and will also be non-removable, which some consider to be a major flaw. The word on the streets is that it will be running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will be LTE configured. If this be the truth, then we can expect to see this new ''mini-me'' by the end of the second quarter.

Now we'll have to compare which mini is better: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini or HTC M4? Who did the lower-priced, mid-range version best? I guess we will find out in the months to come.

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