Recent leaked images show a purported HTC One Mini 2. The image comes from Evleaks via Twitter and shows a variety of colors as well as a 13-inch camera.
Possible specs for HTC One Mini 2
The leaked image shows HTC Corp (TPE:2498) may be taking a cue from Apple by offering the HTC One Mini 2 in silver, gold, and gunmetal. The current device only comes in silver. A few months ago, Evleaks “revealed” specs for the upcoming smartphone which include a 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD storage, 4.5 inch screen, and Android KitKat 4.4 operating system.
This is comparable to the original HTC One Mini which features a 4.3 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, 4-megapixel rear camera, and 1.6 megapixel front facing camera. If the rumored specs for the upcoming device turn out to be true, it will be a major upgrade.
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Just last week, Swedish telecom carrier shared a list of high-definition voice enabled phones which included the HTC One Mini 2, which is also sometimes refered to the M8 Mini.
If the leaked image proves to be the real device, the new version will lack the Duo Camera. This could also indicate HTC will skip the Ultrapixel technology found in the first HTC One Mini phone.
HTC outsourced production for some phone models
In other HTC Corp (TPE:2498) related news, a recent report from Wall Street Journal reports the tech company outsourced production for some of the smartphones during the first time this quarter. Some of the outsourced models include three from the Desire series to China-based Wingtech Group and Taiwanese manufacturer Compal Electronics, Inc. (TPE:2324). The manufacturers already started mass producing HTC smartphones this spring.
This latest move is part of several key changes the company is making to turn around business. HTC Corp (TPE:2498)’s chairwoman Cher Wang and marketing consultant Paul Golden (former Samsung marketing chief) are collaborating for a significant turnaround.