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HTC One Mini Passes Through Chinese Certification as the “601e”

July 17, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

At this point, is there any doubting that there’s going to be a One Mini? Nope, not really. Of course, HTC could very well decide to go with a different name but, in the picture above, it sure looks like a smaller version of the One to us. The above photo is from the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, the TENAA and as you can see it looks an awful lot like the silver version of the HTC One we all know and love. The volume rocker is a little different but, the overall design is still here, with a white surround instead of the edgy silver cut-off on its full-size brother.

On to more boring stuff, and the “601e” moniker handed to the device puts this in the same line as the Desire 600 and other devices, which could be a sign that HTC are positioning this as more of a budget-minded device. Still, rumors are pointing to BoomSound, the UltraPixel camera and the great build to still remain, so we shouldn’t have too much to complain about. That looks like a 4.3-inch device to us, and with a rumored resolution of 720p we can’t wait to set eyes on it.

The “601e” is a single-SIM device with WCDMA support but, that’s likely to mean very little outside of China as we’re sure HTC will be delivering variants around the world relatively soon now. One thing we hope that HTC don’t cheap out on in the One Mini is the storage, when we reviewed the One we found its 32GB of storage to be more than enough, and with no microSD card slot that we can make out, 16GB might not cut it in the One Mini.

We’ve still got some time to go before HTC decide to finally pull the trigger on this but, it looks as if they’re gearing up already, so let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.