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.
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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