The smartphone is expected to officially be launched in August 2013.
HTC is reportedly working on a smaller variant of its flagship One smartphone which it is planning to launch during summer 2013 in a bid to compete against similar device built by Samsung.
The move is expected to assist the company to keep its momentum, and challenge Samsung’s slimmed-down device prior to Apple’s planned launch of low-cost iPhone in following quarter.
The new device is expected to be powered by a less-powerful dual-core Qualcomm processor, together with 2GB of RAM and will feature a 4.3in 720dpi display and incorporate a 16GB hard disk.
The Mini version of HTC One, which is to be officially launched in August, is expected to run on Google’s 4.2 version of Android operating system (OS).
Similar to the full-size version, the Mini would also incorporate HTC’s UltraPixel camera technology that processes images by pushing them through three separate image sensors and filters to offer the best composite photo.
The original One smartphone is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, paired with a 2GB of RAM and runs on the Android 4.1 with a new HTC Sense.
The smartphone is being offered with 32GB and 64GB internal storage memory options, while it features UltraPixel camera together with a 2.1MP front camera.