HTC Unveils The One Mini

Posted Jul 18, 2013

HTC has unveiled the HTC One mini, which is not as powerful as the original HTC One.  The HTC One mini is a 4.3-inch device, 720p resolution, and the same aluminum design as the HTC One. The BoomSound speakers are a bit smaller than the original HTC One.

The buttons and ports are in the same place as the original HTC One with the micro-USB being on the bottom and micro-SIM being on the left.  Volume buttons are on the same side on the right of the phone.  On top of the One mini is a 3.5mm headphone jack and the power button.

The One mini will have Android 4.2.2 out of the box running on Sense 5.0.  It has a 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera on the back with BSI f/2.0, 1/3-inch sensor, but no optical image stabilization.  The camera has several different levels of flash intensity and 2 nanometer pixel size.  The front camera has a 1.6-megapixel resolution.  ImageChip 2 is on board and Zoe (slow-mo video capture and Video Highlighting).

Within the One mini is a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM.  The HTC One has a quad-core Snapdragon 600 and 2GB of RAM.

The One Mini has a smaller battery at 1,800mAh and there is no NFC.

Arriving in the U.S. in August and globally in September, the price of the HTC One mini is not yet known.  Below are more detailed specs:

HTC One mini Specifications

SoC – 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 (MSM8930 – 2 x Krait 200 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU)

RAM/NAND/Expansion – 1GB LPDDR2, 16 GB NAND

Display – 4.3-inch LCD 720p, 341 ppi

Network – 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (MSM8930 MDM9x15 IP block)

Dimensions – 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm, 122 grams

Camera – 4.0 MP (2688?×?1520) Rear Facing with 2.0 µm pixels, 1/3″ CMOS size, F/2.0, 28mm (35mm effective) no OIS, 1.6 MP front facing

Battery – 1800 mAh (6.84 Whr)

OS – Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5

Connectivity – 802.11a/b/g/n + BT 4.0, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, DLNA

Misc – Dual front facing speakers, HDR dual microphones, 2.55V headphone amplifier