HTC have today officially announced the HTC One mini – bringing a smaller brother from the HTC One to the market. I was lucky enough to go hands on with the new handset recently and what a beauty it is. Specs wise, it may be lacking in a few places compared to the flagship device, but size wise I actually prefer the One mini. It just feels the right size for me.
In terms of pricing things are not yet confirmed but imagine the HTC One on a 24 month contract and then drop two price tiers. That is where this one will sit – so I am told by HTC.
Design wise the HTC One mini mimics its big brother being made from a single piece of aluminum and has the same robust feel to it. With a 4.3 inch display the mini may well appeal to a larger market of average consumers. Powered by a dual core processor as opposed to quad core on the HTC One this thing is still a speedy little son of a gun. The camera on the One mini is the same as the One so potential buyers will have piece of mind that they can get some quality photographs and video from the device.
Some sweet accessories will also be available for the One mini – there are a selection of different coloured flip style cases as well as a rather nice windscreen mount for in the car.
You can view the full specs/press release along with some photos below:
London, July 18, 2013 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award winning HTC One, which has redefined the smartphone experience with revolutionary technologies including HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound.
Available in 181 countries and across more than 583 networks worldwide, the HTC One has proven to be an unprecedented success across the globe, receiving multiple industry accolades since launch and increasing the company’s brand awareness with young consumers to an all-time high of 87%. The number of consumers intending to own an HTC in the next six months has also doubled as a result with the HTC One being recommended by 94% of owners.
Answering the call of consumers who want the best in mobile technology in a body that slips easily into a pocket, the HTC One mini heralds an exciting period for the company, as it builds on its platform of innovation leader. Distilling the iconic design of the HTC One, this new addition to the family combines a 4.3″ display and powerful dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. It also runs the latest version of Android with HTC Sense®, bringing HTC’s flagship mobile experience to style-seekers who demand premium looks and performance.
“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.”
An object of desire
Sporting a sharp and vivid 4.3″ High Definition 720p screen, the HTC One mini boasts HTC’s unrivalled design credentials. Available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black, its striking aluminium unibody, slim profile and tapered edges both look incredible and feel great in the hand.
HTC BoomSound: mobile sound changed forever
The HTC One revolutionised the smartphone audio experience with HTC BoomSound’s dual frontal stereo speakers. Powered by dedicated amplifiers to deliver less distortion and finer detail, the HTC One mini offers the same huge sound, delivering the raw power that will put you and your friends at the heart of the action, whether listening to music, watching videos or playing games. Beats AudioT integration takes immersive audio to the next level, guaranteeing the best listening experience available on a mobile phone.
HTC BlinkFeed: Your favourite content all on one screen
The HTC One mini puts your favourite content at the centre of your mobile world. Transforming the home screen into a single live stream of relevant information, HTC BlinkFeed delivers social updates, news updates and photos directly to the place you need them most. Aggregating the freshest content, with more than 10,000 feeds served up daily from the most relevant and interesting sources, all the information you need is available at a glance, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.
HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe and Video Highlights
Never miss a moment with HTC’s revolutionary camera experience powered by the stunning UltraPixel Camera and featuring HTC Zoe. Capturing 300 per cent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, HTC’s UltraPixel camera captures photos in incredible detail and enhanced dynamic range, even in low light. HTC Zoe also brings special moments to life in three-second videos, enabling a range of advanced editing capabilities and creative flexibility.
With the ability to take awe-inspiring images and amazing self-portraits on the 1.6MP front-facing camera, you won’t want to keep them to yourself. Watch your photos come to life in a living, breathing gallery and share special events with visually stunning 30-second shows, created automatically by Video Highlights – no professional editing software or skill required. Simply select your own soundtrack from one of the pre-loaded themes or from your personal music library, before sharing your videos online for everyone to enjoy.
- SIZE: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm WEIGHT: 122g
- DISPLAY: 4.3 inch, HD 720p, 341PPI
- CPU SPEED -Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz
- PLATFORM -Android with HTC Sense
- HTC BlinkFeed
- MEMORY -Total storage: 16GB, available capacity varies, RAM: 1GB DDR2
2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
3G/ 3.5G – UMTS/ HSPA:
EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
4G – LTE:
EMEA: 800/1800/2600 MHz Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Ambient light sensor
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptXTM enabled
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in
Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio
HTC UltraPixel Camera
BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 ?m, Sensor size 1/3" ? Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically
set by distance to subject
1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor, Front Camera: 720p video recording
HTC ZoeTM with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share ? Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
Audio supported formats:
Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Video supported formats:
Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) Recording: .mp4
Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Capacity: 1800 mAh
Up to 13.27 hours for WCDMA
Up to 20.72 hours for GSM
Up to 692 hours for WCDMA Up to 500 hours for GSM
Thinking of picking this one up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Posted by: James