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HTC One ‘mini’ shown in clearest leak so far

Need some more proof that the HTC One ‘mini’ is very much real? Ask, and ye shall receive. Engadget has provided the internet with the clearest picture yet of the smaller handset next to the original HTC One. Naturally, the publication went on to detail the specs and give us a little more info about the phone.

According to Engadget, the phone does indeed feature a 4.3-inch 720p display, along with a 1.4Ghz dual-core processor, presumed to be a Snapdragon 400 chipset. In addition, that UltraPixel camera from the HTC One will be along for the ride, ensuring that low-light snaps will come out with decent clarity. Engadget also says that the aluminium build makes a return despite the presence of a new plastic ring adorning the front of the device.

HTC also seems to have removed the IR blaster functionality from the ‘mini’. It was always a curious addition on the One to begin with, so we won’t cry too hard at its omission. Other than that, the ‘mini’ looks to be as close to a mid-range One as you could possibly get while retaining the same design. Engadget believes that the ‘mini’ will be released later this year in the third quarter. Bloomberg, meanwhile, recently reported that HTC intends to put the handset on sale in August.

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