Leica has its upcoming ‘Mini M’ camera listed on its website now. The ‘Mini M’ name appears to be where it fits in the lineup among Leica cameras, rather than the official model name.
No other information is known about the Mini M at this point; however, the logical conclusion would be that the Leica Mini M would be a rangerfinder-style, interchangeable lens, APS-C camera as a nice fit between the full frame Leica M and the fixed lens, APS-C Leica X2. Leica offers a newsletter signup on its website for future Mini M news.
B&H has the Leica M9-P with a $1000 price drop, which brings the price down to $6995. Still, it’s a pricey camera but, hey, it’s a Leica. If the price still shows $7995, add it to your cart and you should see the price drop. Check it out here at B&H Photo.