HTC has let the cat out of the bag. For long, we have had to rely on leaks and unconfirmed specs when talking about the HTC One mini or M4, the device’s codename. But HTC has confirmed the existence of the phone after publishing its User Agent Profile (UA Prof) file.
UA Prof files are specifications files usually released by the company, even though it is not a necessary filing. But now that HTC has released this file, we have a near-official confirmation of the device. The file itself reveals only a few specs of the phone and also confirms the name HTC One mini and model number PO581. We will still have to wait till the official announcement for the full specs sheet. However, it does show the One mini as having a 720p display. Rumours have said that the One mini will have a 4.3-inch display and when compared to the resolution, it means the phone will have a flagship-like pixel density of 342 ppi.
An earlier leaked image of the phone
We did a little digging in the UA Prof file and it showed the maximum image resolution for an MMS is 2688 x 1520, which is incidentally also the maximum size of an image shot by the HTC UltraPixel camera in the One. This hints at the same module being used in the One mini too.
Other speculation is that the One mini will have the same aesthetics as the flagship One and will also share its aluminium unibody construction. Moreover, it is said to be sporting two front-facing stereo speakers. In addition, the smaller phone will have a less powerful dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 1700 mAh non-removable battery. We expect the One mini to be launched sometime in Q3 of this year, and we could very well see an official announcement when HTC’s June 19 event rolls around.
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013 10:18 am | Updated Date: Jun 18, 2013 10:18 am