We all know that the HTC ONE is a great phone. Packed with near perfect engineering, fresh design, top-of-the-line specs, and an improving customer service, there’s nothing more we could ask for.
Except one thing! I’m not sure how many of you actually feel that all the new and good phones are way too big for comfort. I find even 4.7″ a little too big for my pocket. I loved the iPhone 4/4s size and wished that someone could cramp all those specs into that small piece of gadget. Sadly, no one has really managed to do that right yet – until I heard the rumours today.
@evleaks is reporting that HTC might launch a new, downsized version of the ONE, with very good specs, called the M4. It will feature the same exterior as the ONE, but with a 4.3″, HD 720p display. It will cut back the processor to a dual core but the 2GB RAM is here to stay. Storage drops to 16 GB too, still without any external memory slot. The camera will boast HTC’s UltraPixel technology – which is really awesome. LTE and Android 4.2 makes this an even more wholesome phone. The 2 downsides are the lack of a removable battery and microSD card slot. Space wise, I can live with 16 GB. I don’t think I’ll need so much storage when I won’t be watching much videos on my phone. The battery included in only 1,700 mAh which can be quite a letdown. It probably won’t last half a day with that beautiful screen.
It is rumoured to be released near the end of Q2 2013.
While most mini variant or downsized version of their bigger siblings have proven to be very weak and totally unfair to the branding (see S3 mini, etc.), HTC’s M4 might just change that perception.
If this phones come to the market and survives a few decent reviews, I’ll definitely go for this – that’s only if they don’t sell it at skyhigh prices. But it shouldn’t, by how much cheaper the phone is compared to SGS 4 and iPhone 5 with any telco contract.
HTC, please make this a reality!
– via Phone Arena