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Is this the first decent look at the rumoured HTC One Mini?

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Looks pretty geniune to us (Credit: Engadget)

We've heard rumours, read about leaked specs and potential release dates, but now it appears that the HTC One Mini handset may be in front of our very eyes.

Engadget has posted a pic from a "trusted source," claiming to show the shrunken 4.3-inch device up against the flagship 4.7-inch counterpart.

If the picture is genuine, the smaller iteration of the device will maintain the aluminium unibody that was such a massive hit on the original HTC One.

According to the photographer who provided the leak, the phone will pack a scaled back 1.4GHz  dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, compared to the original's quad-core offering.

As of right now, the source claimed the device is packing the Android 4.2.2 the latest version of Jelly Bean, as well as Sense 5.0, with HTC's new Blinkfeed feature.

As to whether the UltraPixel camera tech will make its way onto the smaller handset, well that remains unclear, but full HD video is apparently on board.

The report didn't commit on screen resolution either, although previous leaks have suggested that a 720p display will be in play rather than the spectacular full HD offering on the original.

Engadget's report said to expect an announcement this "fall" whereas Bloomberg's report yesterday had suggested an August release was on the horizon.

Only official word from HTC will settle the matter which, at the moment, we don't have.

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