As expected, HTC has just unveiled the recently teased One mini Android smartphone. As the name suggests, the device is a smaller version of the HTC One flagship smartphone, though hardware-wise the two handsets are not similar at all.According to HTC, the One mini will be initially launched in Europe next month (August), while the rest of the world will get it starting September.
For the time being, HTC did not reveal any details regarding the smartphone’s pricing options, but given the fact that One mini is mid-specced, it shouldn’t cost too much.
Unlike the high-end HTC One that weighs 143g and measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm, the mini version is lighter at 122g (battery included) and a bit smaller at 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm. It features an aluminum body and the same design layout as the HTC One.
The good news is that HTC One mini will be delivered with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, integrated with HTC Sense 5 UI.
Furthermore, the smartphone sports a decent 4.3-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution.
On the back, the One mini boasts the same 4-UltraPixels camera that has been embedded onto its bigger brother as well.
The main camera lacks OIS, but can capture pictures with a maximum resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels. In the front, there’s a 1.6-megapixel camera for video calls.
Hardware-wise, HTC One mini comes packed with a 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
There are 16GB of storage inside, but there’s no microSD card slot for memory expansion. This might be one of the HTC One mini’s only downsides.
Last but not least, the smartphone is powered by an 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery and features dual front facing speakers, HDR dual microphones, as well as HSPA+ (42Mbps) and 4G LTE support.