I'm just going to go ahead and call it right now: 2013 is the year of the leak. Forget Samsung's continuing success, forget Motorola's comeback - 2013 is the year of the leak. We've seen the leak culture explode these past 6 months and there seems to be no slowing down, with folks like @evleaks and tipsters all over the place, it seems like no phone manufacturer is able to keep a secret this year - or at least, not for long.
Speaking of tipsters, one of them has sent Android Police some more images and details of HTC's One Mini, with this variant heading for AT&T. We've already seen the One Mini on camera a number of times but, seeing a smartphone that's not even released yet is still a lot of fun, right? Well, either way, the 4G LTE logo - and obvious "operator name" listing - in the below photo gives it away as an AT&T device.
The tipster ran a benchmark on the device as well, and it confirms the specs that have long been rumored.
- 4.3-inch 720 Display
- Dual-Core Snapdragon 400
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB of Storage
- Android 4.2
- LTE Connectivity
So, it looks like HTC are sticking with just 16GB of storage in the One Mini and while that 720p display is going to be a looker, it would be nice to have seen 2GB of RAM here. The dual-core CPU here is not going to win any awards for speed but, it's more than adequate for everyday sort of stuff. Design wise, it obviously looks a lot like the One we know and love but, the tipster also said that the heft was similar to that of the One, so there's a strong chance that the rumored aluminum build is going to carry on over to the smaller brother.
AT&T seem to be hosting a little event later on today, so we'll be sure to keep you posted, hopefully their "little" piece of news is going to put an end to all of these leaks and we'll see the device hit shelves soon after.