The new version of the HTC One mini is having the same problems staying a secret that it's larger sibling did in the lead up to its release a few months ago. The One mini 2 has appeared in a press render courtesy of @evleaks and also in the hands of an unwitting tester on public transportation that was promptly delivered to Phone Arena.
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Both pictures show the One mini with no Duo Camera (the second lens on the back for capturing depth information in photos) and no dual LED. The One mini 2 also has a slightly different sensor array up front, with stacked sensors on the left of the speaker as opposed to on the right next to the front-facing camera as found on the One (M8). The new mini looks a lot like the original HTC One mini. The speaker grills at top and bottom now have rounded corners though. One very cool aspect of the two pictures together is that they seem to show that the One mini 2 will have a microSD card slot in the same place as the One (M8). @evleaks previously mentioned the presence of microSD expansion.
The most interesting thing about the in-the-wild picture is the presence of accent colors on the plastic trim on the device. The press render shows three colors of chassis, black, gray, silver and gold, all of which have black trimming except the silver device which is white. However, the picture above shows yellow trim on a gray device. The rumored specs for the One mini 2 are a 4.5-inch HD display run by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 with KitKat and Sense 6.0. The camera on the back is rumored to be a 13 MP shooter.
Are you in the market for a smaller sized One (M8)? What kind of price would you be willing to pay for this to be competitive?