The HTC 10 is a little over a week away from its official debut, but the company could be saving something just as exciting for later this year. A new report suggests we could get an “HTC 10 mini” with a smaller frame and even better hardware later this year.
The rumor comes from Android-News, an Austrian site that claims to have access to several HTC insiders. It notes that the HTC 10 mini will launch in September, packing a 4.7-inch display, 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 823 processor. Those are flagship-level specs, but it’s possible the company could downgrade the Quad HD resolution on the HTC 10 to 1080p or 720p for the smaller screen on the 10 mini.
That Snapdragon 823 chip is still just a rumor too, but it has started to pop up in recent reports. Qualcomm’s upcoming processor is expected to offer the same chipset as the current Snapdragon 820, but will allegedly run at a faster clock speed. Rumor has it the chip may also power Xiaomi’s alleged Mi Note 2.