Is the M4 a smaller, cheaper HTC One?
Samsung produced its first 'mini' handset with the Galaxy S3 and soon after the Galaxy S4 was launched, rumors started swirling about an S4 mini. However, it seems Samsung isn't the only smartphone maker keen to produce lower-spec versions of its flagship handsets.
Rumors about HTC working on a smaller version of the HTC One (pictured above) back in early May. Codenamed M4, the device was said to share a similar aesthetic to the One and boast a 4.3-inch display along with 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 4-megapixel camera. Comparatively, the HTC One boasts a 4.7-inch screen, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and a 4-megapixel camera. Not too far off each other, eh?
This week, Estonian site forte.delfi.ee obtained photos of the rumored device, which really does bear a startling resemblance to the HTC One. At first glance, it's hard to tell the two apart. Check it out:
Though we've heard nothing from HTC on the matter, Forte.defli.ee is saying we can look forward to an August release date and a price of around €400 (just shy of $525). For more photos, hit up Forte.defli.ee.