We've been hearing so much about the HTC One Mini, that it can't just be another rumor that'd lead to nothing, and it's apparently launching this summer. With those two facts in mind, you'd think that now would be the sort of time that HTC's marketing machine would kick into gear, right? Well, it looks like someone over at HTC pulled the trigger a little too early, and decided to backtrack.
As Android Police is reporting, an HTC teaser site went live for all but a fleeting moment and then disappeared again. The main feel of the site was apparently to tease the One Mini, that is surely coming soon. Here's the text that the folks from Android Police managed to snag:
"The HTC One, by many accounts, is the pinnacle of smartphone achievement. The beautiful metal design, powerful hardware, and innovative user experience pack a lot into a svelte package, making it hit with critics and consumers alike. This success has only boosted our passion to bring the One experience to as many people as possible.
In that spirit, here's an homage to little things that back a big punch.
Can you think of anything else that packs a big punch into a small package?"
The main take-away here is this little line "to bring the One experience to as many people as possible". Now, there's a chance that this could mean just a price drop or even further availability around the globe but, the One is already pretty damn easy to get hold of and it's also not too expensive. What's more than likely however, is that HTC are implying they'll soon have a One for people of all wallet sizes and of course, those that are more inclined to use a smaller-sized device.
We've seen some specs of the One Mini leak out and while HTC are promising "little things that back a big punch" the device doesn't sound too powerful with just 1GB of RAM and a dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU. Of course, at 4.3-inches with a resolution of 720p the One Mini would beat out the Galaxy S4 Mini at least at face value. If HTC can beat the S4 Mini's build and price, then they could have a great device on their hands. Until HTC decide when and how to release the One Mini, we'll know a lot more.