A couple days back we found ourselves checking out rumors of an upcoming high-end Xiaomi smartphone, the 5.7-inch Note 2 with a quad HD screen, pressure-sensitive touch panel, and options for as much as 6GB of RAM and maybe even 256GB storage. Powering this phone we’d supposedly find the Snapdragon 823 SoC, a heretofore unknown model that would presumably deliver some degree of improvement over the current Snapdragon 820 flagship. But what exactly? An octa-core configuration? Extra power savings? Today we pick up some possible new details about what to expect from the chip as we see it mentioned in a new report, this time attached to rumors of a possible HTC 10 mini.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new HTC One mini phone, and after the One mini 2 landed back in 2014, HTC declined to follow that model up with a 2015 edition.
Instead of the 4.3-inch screen on the One mini, or the 4.5-inch component on the One mini 2, this rumor claims we’re looking at a 4.7-inch display for the HTC 10 mini – “mini” just doesn’t mean what it used to, eh?
The hardware described here suggests a much higher-end phone than previous mid-range One mini models, with 4GB of RAM and this Snapdragon 823 chip. As for that SoC, we also hear that the 823 could deliver the same feature set as the 820, but operate at a significantly higher clock frequency, hitting 2.8GHz. While we love to see that combination of smaller handsets and flagship-level specs, right now we’re not sure just how reliable any of this intel might be, so excitement might be a little premature.
According to this data, the HTC 10 mini could make its debut this September.