It's here, HTC fans! HTC has finally unveiled the new HTC One Mini. Is it everything you thought it would be? Maybe - it might also be more. Ready for the nitty-gritty details? Check out the specs below.
Features and Details
Just as many had suspected, the HTC One Mini includes 720p, 4.3-inch screen, a dual-core, 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB of storage, and a HTC UltraPixel camera. No major surprises there, but the One Mini doesn't disappoint either, and that's always a good thing.
HTC has also included a 1800mAh battery that has a life expectancy of up to 20-hours. But, the name of this devices is 'Mini,' and you can expect it to be smaller all around that its big brother the HTC One.
As far as design goes, the HTC One Mini has a nice aluminum enclosure that looks as good as it will, presumably, feel. The enclosure is shiny and compact, and some might even call it "cute." It all depends on how you look at it, really. Chances are that if you liked the HTC One, you will love the HTC One Mini.
The HTC One (if you are comparing) comes with almost twice as much storage, RAM, and a 1.7GHz, quad-core CPU. But, the Mini is a good option for anyone that finds the HTC One to be too big or overly bulky (that's why this one is called the 'Mini' after all!). Should you buy this phone? Is it worth the price? Does it live up to the hype?
Availability and Pricing
The HTC One Mini will come to various markets in August. Okay, HTC, 'select markets' isn't anywhere near specific! Will this phone be available in North America? It seems likely, but only HTC knows for sure. Still, August is the month to keep in mind here. HTC has also stated that a global rollout will happen in September, so if the HTC One Mini doesn't show up in your country in August, there's always September to look forward to.
As far as pricing goes, well, HTC isn't letting the press know those details yet. I'm guessing that the price of the One Mini will be in line with what HTC fans are expecting, but you never really know, right? For some, the HTC One Mini is a rip-off, but those seeking a smaller phone will like what the Mini has to offer.
At First Glance...
The Mini will certainly fill a gap that currently exists in the smartphone world. Some manufacturers are making phones much larger than they were a month or two ago, and some companies are moving towards smaller devices. Obviously, the Mini will appeal to those that want a smaller phone. This phone fits snugly in your hand, and it won't be heavy to carry around - all in all, the Mini seems to fit in line nicely with HTC's earlier phones.
What do you think of the Mini? Is this phone with the trouble, or is it really just a gimmick? More interestingly, are you looking for a larger or smaller smartphone?