The Verizon HTC One was spotted in a Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) filing earlier this month and we have since seen that handset announced. Well, it now looks like another HTC branded handset has been spotted in a similar filing. This other is carrying a Design Name of PO58XXX. Or more to the point, this is believed to be the HTC M4, aka, the HTC One Mini.
Coincidentally, this filing shows the approval as coming from Jean Chin, the same person that dealt with the Verizon HTC One. While we have those similarities, there is one likely difference in that we are not necessarily expecting HTC to drop an official announcement for the HTC One Mini today. Time will tell when that will happen, but one thing seems certain — just like we have seen countless rumors and leaks dealing with the HTC M4, they will likely continue until announcement time.
Looking back, earlier rumors have placed the HTC One Mini as having a 4.3-inch 720p display, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM and the same 4.3 UltraPixel camera that is found on the HTC One. This handset is also expected to arrive running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0. As implied by this latest Bluetooth SIG filing, the HTC One Mini will be arriving with Bluetooth 4.0.
The HTC One Mini is expected to be announced sometime in the late-summer. Otherwise, aside from this Bluetooth SIG filing containing a mention of PO58XXX, that same model number was previously used in a Wi-Fi certifications filing, though at the time there were a few more X marks included. That particular filing revealed support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Anyway, aside from the HTC One Mini, we are still looking towards a release of the Google Edition HTC One which is set for June 26th. And while Verizon has officially acknowledged the HTC One, they have yet to say exactly when it will be arriving and for now have that listed as being sometime “later” this summer.