Will Verizon also score an HTC One M8 Mini launch exclusive?

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When the HTC One M8 debuted last month, Verizon scored a bit of a coup in the US, as while AT&T and Sprint joined in on the day-one sales action by offering the phone through their websites, only Verizon had the One M8 in its stores, ready for customers to walk in and pick up at their convenience. Eventually the other carriers were able to get in on the brick-and-mortar retail sales themselves, but not until after Verizon’s head start. With the One M8 now here, rumors have shifted their attention to a possible One M8 Mini, and the latest gossip we’ve heard suggests that Verizon will be involved for the launch of this guy, as well.

At least, @evleaks reports that Verizon will carry the One M8 Mini upon it arrival. He doesn’t delve into the possibility of another arrangement like Verizon saw with the full-sized One M8, but considering we’re talking about HTC and Verizon again (and with no mention yet of other carriers), it’s something we feel we have to consider.

Launch specifics aside, we also have some big unanswered questions about the One M8 Mini’s hardware, since early leaks purporting to describe the phone’s specs seem a bit unbelievable in the wake of the actual One M8’s release – specifically in regards to how they described the Mini’s camera. We’ve heard that a launch could take place as soon as next month, though, so it may not be long before we have our answers.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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