Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a bunch of new info pop up about the upcoming HTC One mini, a downsized version of the flagship HTC One. We’ve named it as one of several Android devices worth waiting out for, and for good reason. The rumored specs are really not that bad, and a recent appearance on the GFXBench web site confirms this.
A page for the HTC One mini recently appeared on the GFXBench web site, revealing some info about the phone’s technical specs, as well as its 3D graphics performance when compared with its big brother, the HTC One, through a couple of benchmarks.
The benchmark listing’s info matches what we already know. It says the HTC One mini uses the model name “m4″ and will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Also, its processor will have a minimum CPU frequency of 384MHz and a maximum CPU frequency of 1.4GHz. Its GPU is identified as the Adreno 305, as it should be with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC.
Interestingly, the incomplete benchmark results tell us that the HTC One mini performs, on average, about 60%-70% lower than the HTC One when it comes to 3D graphics. But then again, that’s what it’s supposed to do, and it shouldn’t really have all that power given that it has modest specs — starting with its use of a 720p HD (1280×720 pixels) screen.
There may be more of the HTC One mini that we have yet to see. Its rumored release date is supposed to be in August, which is less than a month from today, so perhaps the leaks will be even more frequent in the coming weeks.
Are you waiting for the HTC One mini? Which of its rumored qualities so far do you find most exciting? Let’s hear your thoughts on it below.