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.