Jun 12 AT 2:21 PM Nick Gray 21 Comments

New HTC One Mini details come to light, August launch possible

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The HTC One Mini has been captured on camera again. The source of the image claims that the phone runs on Android 4.2.2 and is equipped with a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display and an Ultrapixel camera capable of shooting Zoe and capturing full HD video. While the HTC One Mini does feature a fully metal body and a design similar to the HTC One, a plastic band runs around the edge of the device. The only other difference noted in the firsthand account is that the HTC One Mini will not sport an IR blaster embedded in the power button.

Not wanting to be left out of the hype, a story from Bloomberg claims that the phone will make its retail debut by August. No details were given regarding price or carrier support here in the US, but we suspect HTC will try its best to get the HTC One Mini on as many carriers as possible.

The HTC One Mini may not be up to par for those of us who simply must have the latest and greatest tech, but it’s definitely a compelling option for those seeking a budget-friendly smartphone. It’s nice to know there will be a great contender to battle the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in the mid-range smartphone space.

Via: HTC Source

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • jamal adam

    Is it me or does it feel a little too long. Aside from that I think this is going to be a great mid-tier smartphone one that’s better than Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini. If it has that 720p display that’s been rumored than this will pack quite the punch.

    • mattcoz

      Slower processor than the S4 Mini though.

      • rustic

        It should be the same Snapdragon 400.

      • Dharmesh

        I am torn into purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the standard HTC one and the HTC One mini. I need to get something that is 4g ready but good to hold & it must be good in build quality. My last phone is the HTC Desire S which was superb in build quality.

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC

    • Pete

      You IDIOT Hom0ncruse!

      Every time HTC announce a new phone you post the stupid “Final nail” post.

      So far that is a frigging lot of nails pal and the only thing finished here is you. LOL

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  • alexanderharri3

    It’s got a distinct white border around the black screen area that the One does not have – truth or fan attempt?

    All these “mini” phones which were the size to be at in 2011 all come with sub-larger-bretheren specs….what’s so taboo about a “smaller” phone with the same great guts?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      All the images of the HTC One Mini that we’ve seen have featured the same white border around the phone.

      You raise a good point about specs, but I think HTC is looking to target a different consumer segment with the HTC One Mini. If the device has the same processor as the HTC One, HTC would need to charge roughly the same price. Service providers are probably not interested in offering two phones with the same price and look since it would be hard for consumers to perceive the value difference between the two based on personal size preference. It would only add confusion.

      Bumping the specs down across the board allows then to bump the price down by at least $100. There’s a reason older iPhones outsell the new iPhone 5 – price.

      • uknowme

        Took the words right out of my keyboard.

      • Newmexican

        I disagree (moderately, as your statements are true for many).
        I strongly dislike the fact that all high-end phones presently come with 5 in+ screen sizes. They are too big for me. I’d rather have the option of a 4.3 in phone with high-end specs (720p screen is fine with me, helps with battery life).

      • newmexican

        I disagree (moderately, as your statements are true for many).
        I strongly dislike the fact that all high-end phones presently come with 5 in+ screen sizes. They are too big for me. I’d rather have the option of a 4.3 in phone with high-end specs (720p screen is fine with me, helps with battery life

      • Don

        You make valid points about marketing and price point, however the larger screen size also allows for the latest processors to be used. I for one would be quite happy to pay 100$ more for a phone with this size screen with upgraded specs. The loss of capacitance buttons and the menu scheme for android 4.2 and above actually makes the phone less enjoyable to use on a large screen device. I went back to my Rezound first from the Galaxy 3 and then from the One just for this reason alone.

  • CTown

    I like how HTC is differentiating its hardware better unlike last year. It was really confusing how the HTC One XL and HTC One S had essentially the same internals but One S lacked NFC (which is still not that big), had a non-HD display when apps were not optimized for HD, and had a metal body. Which is funny because according to HTC’s latest commericals, a metal body is the superior option.

    Still, this could make a great upgrade to the One S since it has a HD screen (reviewers like the Verge have said that 1080p is more than needed in their Xperia Z review) and a much better GPU.

  • Graham Steffaniak

    not that much smaller…….

  • HeadDoc

    Articles about HTC just make me sad. I think they are currently the manufacturer of the best phone ever made, but it won’t matter. I was looking into getting a FitBit Flex, and it is only currently compatible with the Samsung GS4 and some phone named after a kind of fruit. Samsung has amassed enough market share that it makes sense for companies like LifeProof and mophie to make products for the Galaxy line, but none of these accessory companies is going to make a product for the HTC One and NOT the GS4, while many of them will do the reverse. Thanks to AT&T remembering it is an evil company, I now can’t replace my One X+ until June of 2014 (at which point I will switch to T-Mobile). I am almost certain I will be getting a GS5, just so I can have a big selection of cases, external batteries, and the like. The only good news I have heard lately is that Samsung had to modify the GS4 to allow apps to be installed on MicroSD. Maybe Motorola can give Sammy some competition? I heard their parent company is pretty big and powerful…

  • donger

    Nice, go HTC.

  • thekaz

    Hmm.. HTC One Mini out in August… Verizon’s cryptic message about the HTC One coming to Verizon this summer…

    PLEASE tell me this isn’t the HTC One that Verizon is getting…

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  • redraider133

    They should have threw a quad core processor in there and it really could have boosted sales. Looks like a solid mid range device though if you want the aluminum over the plastic s4 mini.