Yesterday, my HTC One received an update to the Sense TV app. I’m running a Sense 6 build on my phone, so the update came through the Play Store, and one thing in the changelog stood out to me–‘Fix UI layout for devices with different resolutions’.
Out of HTC’s released devices, only the One M7 and M8 and the One Max have IR blasters to control the TV. The app itself also includes a TV guide, so it’s not solely a remote control application, but HTC doesn’t ship it on the One mini which doesn’t have an IR blaster. The M7, M8, and One Max all have the same 1920×1080 screen resolution, so this update clearly isn’t aimed at any current HTC devices.
We know HTC will be bringing out a successor to the One mini, as well as new models in the Desire line. Even if the IR blaster doesn’t make its way down to the Desire, it seems like there is a very good chance that the One mini 2 will ship with a built-in IR blaster and the Sense TV app.