M4 will be HTC’s equivalent of the Galaxy S3 Mini

HTC will apparently release a new smartphone, one which carries the codename M4 fairly soon and will take on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. EVLeaks, writing for PhoneArena, says that Samsung may have taught HTC how to execute a well-oiled strategy which means that the HTC One may end up spawning an HTC One Mini, something that HTC tried before with the Desire HD and the Desire (but didn’t work just as well).

According to the news outlet, the HTC One “mini-me” will have the same form factor and design clues (possibly with the same material), a 4.3in display with a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, a dual-core processor, 16GB onboard storage (and no microSD card slot), 2GB of RAM, a 1,700mAh battery, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera, optional LTE capabilities and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

On paper the M4 appears to be way better than the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. But Samsung has muddied the water by cutting the price of that smartphone with a number of retailers offering it for £199 (down from £299 at launch). You can check the reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini here and that of the HTC One here.