Nokia N97 Mini pics surface

N97 mini leaked pic

Nokia is working on a compact version of its recently released N97 handset, according to reports.

There have been mumblings about the arrival of an N97 Mini for some time, but now pictures have surfaced that hint at what the device could actually look like.

The photos, obtained by Engadget, suggest that the N97's younger sibling will be a bit smaller, lighter and more svelte than its predecessor.

By shrinking its form factor, other design aspects are for the chop too, such as the camera cover and d-pad.

Last month, a forum moderator for Vodafone Ireland let slip that the operator would most likely opting for the mini rather than the regular N97.

"Vodafone Ireland will not be launching the N97 but will be launching the N97 Mini later this year. Due to the N97 Mini's competitive pricing, we feel that it will appeal to a wider segment of consumers," claimed the forum post, which has since been taken offline.

Nokia is keeping tight-lipped on the situation, with a spokesperson telling IT PRO that the company doesn't "comment on rumour or speculation."

Our reviewer wasn't exactly enamoured by its bigger brother the fully grown N97. Check out what they had to say here.

Image credit: Engadget

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