HTC One Mini set for global release in September

18 Jul 2013

The HTC One Mini

HTC has revealed the truth behind the rumours of a new compact version of its flagship smartphone with the unveiling of the HTC One Mini.

The HTC One Mini looks just like the HTC One but in a smaller package just a hair slimmer than its big brother, housing a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720.

The smaller device also comes with less battery power at 1,800mAh and less storage at 16GB.

Judging by the specifications, the rear camera seems to be the same 4MP UltraPixel with Zoe featured on the HTC One, but the front-facing camera takes a step down from 2.1MP to 1.6MP.

Processing power comes from a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset and 1GB RAM. The phone will come with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 out of the box and HTC’s Sense 5 UI.

Other features include HTC’s BlinkFeed and BoomSound technologies.

Encased in an aluminium unibody, the HTC One Mini will be available in silver or black, reaching select markets in August followed by a global rollout in September.

The Taiwanese manufacturer is also expected to unveil a phablet-sized version called the HTC One Max in order to compete with Samsung’s broad Galaxy range of devices.

HTC One and HTC One Mini

HTC One (left) and HTC One Mini

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic