The award-winning HTC One will soon be available in a slimmer, more compact form. The Taiwanese handset-maker announced the One Mini Android smartphone today for those who prioritize smaller size over power and premium features. It looks like the flagship One, but it’s really a completely different mid-range device.
“We are proud to be behind the market’s leading smartphone and now, with the addition of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world.” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale.”
The One Mini is no slouch though, as it features a respectable set of specs: a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, HTC’s UltraPixel camera, a 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound, Bluetooth 4.0, and an 1800 mAh battery. Weighing 122g and measuring 9.25mm thick, the package is wrapped in a slimming aluminium unibody design with complimenting tapered edges. As for software, it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 UX, which includes software enhancements like HTC Zoe and HTC Blinkfeed.
The HTC One Mini will be released in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black color options in select markets this August, followed by a global launch in September. No word on pricing, but its bite-sized stature suggests it will be quite affordable.