As expected, HTC has taken the wrap off the smaller version of its latest flagship smartphone, the One M8. The first press render of the HTC One mini 2 leaked a few days ago, along with most of its specs, so those who have been following us and read our reports already know what to expect.
Unlike the previous HTC One mini smartphone, the new model comes with lots of camera and social media apps and services, such as HTC Zoe, BlinkFeed and Zoe Highlights.
The One mini 2 hasn’t taken all the features of the One M8, but it has the same form factor, design and it’s made from the same brushed metal alloy.
According to HTC, the One mini 2 will be available for purchase in multiple colors such as Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold. No details on the price tag have been shared, but the Taiwanese company has confirmed that the smartphone will be launched in EMEA and Asia starting in June 2014.
Specs-wise, the One mini 2 comes with decent features that put it in the mid-range category of smartphones. First of all, the handset ships with Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system out of the box and Sense 6 UI on top.
HTC One mini 2 is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which is complemented by 1GB of AM and 16GB of internal memory.
The smartphone also packs microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 128GB) and the usual HTC BoomSound speakers. On the back, it lacks the Duo Camera, but sports a 13-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and full HD (1080p) video recording.
One mini 2’s 4.5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display supports HD (720p) resolution. There’s also a secondary 5-megapixel front-facing camera with full HD (1080p) video recording.
Other highlights of the HTC One mini 2 include: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and 2100 mAh battery.
“The latest member of the award-winning HTC One family distills the advanced features that have earned it global acclaim, into an elegant, compact handset.
Its size and tapered edges fit perfectly in a hand, pocket or purse, making it look great and feel even better to use. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the iconic design of the HTC One (M8) yet want something more compact,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.