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HTC to launch One mini smartphone with 4.3in 720p screen

HTC to follow in the footsteps of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

HTC One mini

HTC is planning to launch mini version of its flagship HTC One smartphone.

Along with some other new smartphones, HTC will introduce a One mini, according to Digitimes. The phone, codenamed the M4, will supposedly go into production in July.

The report says the HTC One mini will use a 4.3in screen compared to its bigger brother's 4.7in counterpart with a 720 resolution instead of Full HD. It will retain the metal chassis and use a dual-core processor.

As you would expect, the HTC One mini will come pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. You can bet it will be accompanied by a cheaper price tag than the flagship model, too.

We haven't heard anything official from HTC but we wouldn't be surprised if the HTC One mini did tip up. The HTC One has been its most popular phone in a long time and it's a technique which has worked for Samsung with the Galaxy S3 mini and now the Galaxy S4 mini.

Starting in June, HTC will allegedly launch some other new smartphones too. These include the dual-SIM Desire 600, the Butterfly S and budget Desire 200 model.

HTC is also looking into the phablet market with a 5.9in whopper codenamed the T6 which will be powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.

All these devices are nothing more than rumours at the moment, but some sound very likely. We'll keep you up to date with any news as we hear it.

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