HTC Announces the HTC One Mini
Following the suite of Samsung and some other manufacturers, HTC too has made the trimmed-down version of its flagship the HTC One for people who don’t adore the large form-factors of today’s smartphones.
The new One mini has a 4.3 inch HD display and an UltraPixel camera at the back.
The One mini looks remarkably similar to its bigger brother. It features the same design (including the same speakers) and aluminium unibody. It does fell short in other departments though including the hardware.
Here are the specs:
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.3 inch HD display with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 9.3 mm thick
- Weight: 122g
- 1.4Ghz dual-core processor with Krait 300 CPU and SnapDragon 400 SoC
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 1 GB RAM with 16 GB non-expandable storage
- 4 mp UltraPixel camera with Full HD 1080p video recording and HDR
- HTC Zoe, Beats Audio, BoomSound
- 1.6 megapixel HD front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi Hotspot
- 1800 mAh battery
- Available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black
And compared to the HTC One here’s what has changed in the One mini:
|HTC One Mini||HTC One|
|OS (pre-installed)||Android 4.2.2||Android 4.1.2|
|Display||4.3 inch||4.7 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Processor||1.4 Ghz dual-core Krait 300||Quad-core 1.7 Ghz Krait|
|GPU||Adreno 305||Adreno 320|
|RAM, storage||1 GB, 16 GB non-expandable||2 GB, 16 GB non-expandable|
|Camera (rear)||4 mp Ultrapixel, 1080p video||4 mp Ultrapixel, 1080p video|
|Camera (front)||1.6mp HD||2.1mp Full HD|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, optional NFC||Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, optional NFC, Infrared|
|Battery||1800 mAh||2300 mAh|
So it’s obvious from the specs that the One mini isn’t a smaller carbon copy of its older sibling. That might not sound good but at least its better than the Galaxy S4 mini which doesn’t even come with an HD display. Also the One mini is considerably smaller than that phone.
If you want, however, you can also take any of the previous generation flagships for the same price. The One mini will retail for 449 euros or about 60,000 rupees. It will be available this September.