HTC One Mini
Leaked photo of HTC One Mini with HTC One (Photo Credit: Engadget) .

HTC One Mini has been under the spotlight lately as a spate of speculated features has surfaced online in instalments. Speculation is rife that the Taiwanese smartphone company is lining up a series of smartphones along the lines of the Galaxy S4 to beat the competition from its nearest rivals including Samsung, Sony and Apple.

The South Korean phone maker recently expanded its Galaxy S portfolio by introducing Galaxy S4 mini, S4 Zoom and the S4 Active. The highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 is also on cards, which rivals Sony's Xperia Z Ultra and HTC's One Max.

HTC has joined the fray with increasing rumours of One Mini and One Max. According to the latest GFX benchmark report, the leaked benchmark logs confirm some of the rumoured technical specs for the One Mini.

The One Mini is also codenamed HTC M4, which offers the design and looks of the flagship HTC One with a downsized 4.3in display (at a resolution of 720p) at an affordable price. The benchmark report further confirms initial reports of the handset featuring a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon 400 chipset with both Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and paired with Adreno 305 GPU.

Given the benchmark log details, the handset is expected to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 UI out of the box. The other rumoured but unconfirmed features of HTC One Mini include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera borrowed from HTC One. The One Mini is also expected to pack proprietary apps such as BoomSound and Beats Audio.