HTC appears to be following Samsung's lead with a smaller version of its flagship handset.
Leaked images and information acquired by phone arena reveal that Taiwanese phone maker HTC is developing a smaller smartphone with the same look and feel of its HTC One device and that it could be launched as early as this summer.
The HTC One is suitably named as it is one of, if not the best, premium Android smartphone available on the open market.
Clearly inspired by Apple's design ethos, the handset combines premium materials and the highest internal specifications with a number of well-considered features, rather than just packing the device full of apps and add-ons that take up room and will probably never be used by the average owner.
By building a smaller, less powerful version of the same device, HTC will be able to offer a premium device at a lower price point and therefore to an even larger potential market - exactly what happened when Samsung launched a 'mini' version of its Galaxy SIII handset in 2012 and the reason why Samsung will also be releasing a smaller version of its current flagship, the Galaxy S4 this summer.
Phone Arena claims that the smaller handset would use a dual-core rather than the quad-core processor found in its big brother. It would also only have 16GB of internal storage but it would have an impressive 2GB of RAM and would retain HTC's UltraPixel photography technology. - ©AFP/Relaxnews 2013