The long-rumoured HTC One Mini has finally officially been revealed. Sharing many of the same features as the flagship HTC One that wooed critics earlier this year, it’s a more compact, mid-range sibling to what’s arguably the world’s best Android smartphone.
Making use of a 4.3-inch 720p screen (1280 x 720), it runs Android 4.2.2 reskinned with the HTC Sense 5 UI over the top, giving features like the BlinkFeed social aggregator to its users.
Like the HTC One, the handset uses an aluminium body, with polycarbonate edging, and looks just as slick as its larger counterpart, measuring 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm and weighing 122g. Under the hood sits a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, one of the few areas it can’t keep the pace with the flagship, which has a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. 1GB of RAM also features, alongside 16GB of storage, but there’s no microSD expansion.
On the back is a 4.1 “Ultrapixel” camera, promising good low light performance, as well as the optional Zoe camera features which let you merge still and video highlights together.
A 1800mAh battery powers the show, with connectivity including LTE and NFC.
Available in August, both EE and Phones 4U have already announced they will be ranging the phone, though no pricing has been revealed yet. Two colours will be available – “Stealth Black” and the silvery “Glacial White”.
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