The HTC One has quickly become a favorite amongst critics and enthusiasts alike, and now HTC may be spreading the premium design of its newest flagship to other models. The HTC M4 has been a subject of rumors in the past, but today prolific phone leaker evleaks claims to have outed the phone as a mid-range handset that borrows the One’s good looks.
If evleaks is to be believed – and he’s had a pretty decent track record in the past – the HTC M4 will sport a smaller yet very similar-looking form factor as its big brother. He claims that the handset will have a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, Android 4.2 under HTC’s Sense 5 UI, LTE connectivity, the same UltraPixel camera tech found on the One and a 1700 mAh battery. Those internals mostly line up with a purported HTC M4 spec sheet evleaks dished last February.
Rumors like these should always be taken with a grain of salt, but this particular one could hold some weight. HTC released two cheaper and lesser-specced versions of its HTC One X flagship, the HTC One S and the HTC One V, last year, and the HTC One was said to be called the HTC M7 before becoming official. Other manufacturers have also introduced smaller versions of their flagships in the past, including Samsung and its Galaxy S III mini.
Evleaks claims that the M4 will sport “some sort of One branding” when it launches “near the end of the second quarter.” If it does hold up, expect the M4 to be a little lighter on the wallet than the One as well. TechnologyGuide has reached out to HTC for comment and will update accordingly.
Source: Phone Arena