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HTC One Mini official: specs, features, release date and pricing

The HTCOne Mini is official - we look at specs, features, release date and pricing for the handset. Read on for more details!
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July 18, 2013
HTC One Mini

After countless leaks and teasers, the HTCOne Mini is now official so we can finally look at its specs, features, release date and pricing.

Specs and features

Considering the numerous reports that have listed rumored specs for the new HTCOne family member, we can’t say we’re surprised by what the phone will have to offer in terms of hardware.

When it comes to design, the phone looks pretty much like the device spotted in those leaked images we kept showing you. The HTCOne Mini is made of aluminum (back plate) and polycarbonate (sides and front), and appears to look more or less like its bigger and more famous brother.

Before you ask, the battery is not user-replaceable and there’s no microSD slot here:

  • Size: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm
  • Weight: 122g
  • 4.3-inch S-LCD3 display with 1280 x 720 resolution (341 ppi)
  • 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB of DDR3
  • 16GB of storage but no microSD card
  • 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera with HTCZoe support
  • 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera
  • LTE support
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • BoomSound support
  • Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 on top and BlinkFeed
  • 1800mAH non-removable battery

Release Date and Pricing

Without actually mentioning solid release dates, the company revealed that the handset will hit select markets in August, and will be rolled out globally in September. The phone will be available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black.

HTC One Mini

A few days ago we heard the phone could hit the UK on August 9, although that release date is yet to be confirmed.

Pricing details will likely be unveiled in the coming weeks, as carriers prepare to launch the new handset – HTCdid not mention the cost of an unlocked HTCOne Mini at this time.

HTC One Mini on AT&T
Purported AT&T HTCOne Mini | Image credit: Android Police

Moreover, the handset is likely to be available from AT&T later this year, at least according to leaked screenshots obtained by Android Police which seem to show a HTCOne Mini test version running on the carrier’s 4G LTE network.

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The HTCOne Goes Compact With the Launch of the HTCOne Mini
HTC’s ultimate 4.3″ smartphone complete with HTCBlinkFeed(TM), HTCZoe(TM) and HTCBoomSound(TM)

LONDON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTCOne mini, a compact version of the award winning HTCOne, which has redefined the smartphone experience with revolutionary technologies including HTCBlinkFeed(TM), HTCZoe(TM) and HTCBoomSound(TM).

Available in 181 countries and across more than 583 networks worldwide, the HTCOne 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%1. The number of consumers intending to own an HTCin the next six months has also doubled as a result2 with the HTCOne being recommended by 94% of owners3.

Answering the call of consumers who want the best in mobile technology in a body that slips easily into a pocket, the HTCOne mini heralds an exciting period for the company, as it builds on its platform of innovation leader. Distilling the iconic design of the HTCOne, 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 HTCSense, 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 HTCOne mini, the best smartphone family in the world,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTCCorporation. “The HTCOne mini embodies everything that makes the HTCOne 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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne revolutionised the smartphone audio experience with HTCBoomSound’s dual frontal stereo speakers. Powered by dedicated amplifiers to deliver less distortion and finer detail, the HTCOne 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 Audio(TM) 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 HTCOne mini puts your favourite content at the centre of your mobile world. Transforming the home screen into a single live stream of relevant information, HTCBlinkFeed 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 HTCZoe and Video Highlights

Never miss a moment with HTC’s revolutionary camera experience powered by the stunning UltraPixel Camera and featuring HTCZoe. 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. HTCZoe 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.

Global Availability

The HTCOne mini will be available in select markets from August and rolled out globally from September.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTCCorp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTCpushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTCSense user experience. HTCis listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (twse:2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.

For more information on HTCBlinkFeed’s content partners, visit the HTCBlog.

1 Source Hall & Partners Global Brand Tracker, July 20132 Source Hall & Partners Global Brand Tracker, July 20133 Source GFK Recent Purchaser Product Tracker, June 2013

SOURCE HTCCorp.

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