The HTC One Mini is expected to launch at the end of July and new images of the smartphone, as well as its specs, have just leaked.
HTC plans on making a series out of its flagship HTC One smartphone. The company will reportedly launch both an HTC One Mini and an HTC Max phablet to take on Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Note 3. Both devices are expected to retain the flagship HTC One's aluminum unibody enclosure, UltraPixel camera, HTC BoomSound front facing stereo speakers and its Android overlay, HTC Sense 5.
The HTC One has been a tremendous success partly due to its design and use of premium materials used to build the smartphone. The HTC One Mini will offer most of the features that made the HTC One a hit, all wrapped up in a smaller and less expensive smartphone. New images and specs of the smartphone have now leaked, painting a clearer picture of what to expect.
German site Android Next has posted new images of the HTC One Mini, along with more specs from an AnTuTu benchmark log. The HTC One Mini will be wrapped in the same aluminum unibody enclosure found on the HTC One and will be around 1 cm shorter than the flagship. It will feature a 4.3-inch 720p display, run Android 4.2 and HTC Sense 5 UI, pack a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait 400 processor with an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit (GPU).
The smaller version of the HTC One will also include 16GB of internal storage (12GB of which will be available to the user), 1GB of RAM, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera, HTC BoomSound front facing stereo speakers, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The size of the battery was not listed.
HTC will position the Mini to be its mid-range smartphone offering, set to go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, Apple's upcoming low-cost iPhone and Sony's rumored 'Honami mini'. It seems that all of the major smartphone players plan on releasing 'mini' versions of their flagship devices to battle it out in the mid-range market.
The HTC One Mini is expected to be available on AT&T and T-Mobile when it makes its official debut.