HTC (TPE: 2498) unveiled the HTC One mini, a compact version of its flagship HTC One smartphone, on Thursday, announcing that the device will be available in select markets from August while the global roll-out will take place from September.
Inspired by the design of the HTC One, the mini features a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels (341 ppi). The handset is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, clocking at 1.4 GHz, and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system with HTC Sense.
The HTC One mini has an aluminum unibody with a dimension of 5.20 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches (132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm). The phone weighs only 122 grams and will be available in two colors -- Glacial Silver and Stealth Black.
The smartphone offers 16 GB built-in storage and 1 GB of RAM. It also has a rear camera with the same 4-megapixel “ultrapixel” sensor and a front camera with a 1.6-megapixel sensor.
HTC announced the HTC One mini after Samsung (KRX:005935) unveiled the Galaxy S4 Mini, the smaller version of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, in May. The Galaxy S4 Mini also packs a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, though at a slightly faster speed of 1.7GHz compared to the HTC One mini.
In addition, the Galaxy S4 Mini comes with 1.5 GB of RAM, which is marginally higher than that of the HTC One mini.
However, the Galaxy S4 Mini takes a step down in screen resolution. Although it sports a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, the screen resolution -- 960x540 pixels -- is lower than that of the HTC One mini.
Although HTC is yet to disclose the price details of its new phone, UK-based retailer MobileFun has listed the device with a price tag of $577.99.
Here are some more details about the HTC One mini’s specifications, courtesy GSM Arena:
Battery: Talk time -- 20.4 hours (2G); 13.2 hours (3G). Capacity -- Non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh
Data: GPRS, HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
GPU: Adreno 305
Sound: stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers; 3.5mm jack