HTC One M8.
Taipei, May 13 (CNA) A downsized version of HTC Corp.'s new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8, has received a green light from Taiwan's communications regulator, the National Communications Commission (NCC), to be sold in Taiwan's market.
NCC's website revealed that the model called the "HTC One mini 2" received the commission's approval on May 5, indicating that the mid-range smartphone could be available at local retailers in the coming weeks.
The new handset supports 4G LTE connectivity, including the 700 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequencies, according to NCC's data.
HTC declined to comment on an HTC One mini 2 launch when contacted Tuesday.
Earlier online leaks indicated that the handset should be larger than last year's HTC One mini. It reportedly sports a 4.5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
HTC launched three new versions of its flagship One series in 2013, including a 4.7-inch One in February, a 4.3-inch One mini in August and the 5.9-inch One Max in October.
(By Jeffrey Wu)