HTC One Mini Launch Pegged for July
The HTC One Mini, which is thought to be coming to shelves to compete against the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, will reportedly launch at some point in mid-July, shortly after Google and HTC release the Nexus version of the HTC One.
In the past few weeks, rumors have swirled in regards to a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and an HTC One Mini. Samsung fortunately cleared those rumors, announcing the 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini last week. Pertinent details, such as release date and pricing, in regards to the Galaxy S4 Mini remain unclear though rumors suggest that the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered device will be touching down on AT&T in the future.
As for the HTC One Mini, also known as the HTC M4, it remains in the shadows though a new rumor suggests that we could see it arrive in the middle of next month.
According to information from E-Price, the HTC One Mini will be making its arrival in mid-July. Previously, we had heard that the HTC One Mini would be making itself known at the end of June and that’s still a possibility, even with July emerging as a possible launch date. It’s still unclear where the HTC M4 might be headed, carrier-wise.
The HTC One Mini could take on the Galaxy S4 Mini with some substantial specifications including a 720p display – better than the Galaxy S4 Mini’s qHD display, a dual-core processor, Ultrapixel camera – just like the HTC One, metal design and more.
The report also claims that HTC will debut a new HTC Butterfly, dubbed HTC Butterfly S, which will likely replace the original HTC Butterfly. This incremental update to the Butterfly series will evidently be similar to the HTC One though it could come with a larger battery and will likely come with a larger display. Rumors have pointed to a third quarter release for the new HTC Butterfly though it now appears that it could launch in June. According to @LlabTooFeR, this new HTC Butterfly S will have a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor on board, just like the regular HTC One.
As for the HTC One, the report claims that a red model will arrive in July with a rumored blue color option coming in the weeks or months after.