The long time rumored ”Mini” version of the Taiwanese flagship finally went official today. Although termed as a ”Mini” variant, the 4.3 incher is not at all on the smaller side being just 0.4 inches short of sharing the screen size with the flagship device. Apart from that, the handset features the highly appreciated aluminum unibody design of the original device while being an edge to edge replica of the same!
The beautifully crafted device borrows a lot of blood from the HTC One straight away from Blinkfeed notifications and Beats Audio to some Ultrapixel imaging to top it all. Let’s have a quick look at what the HTC One mini has to offer!
HTC One Mini Specifications:
- 4.3 inch 720p(~341ppi) SLCD2 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to protect the screen from a few bumps and scratches.
- Dual core 1.4 GHz CPU on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1 GB of RAM and Adreno 305 Graphics.
- 16 GB internal memory with no slot for expansion!
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 UI with Blinkfeed Notifications and HTC Zoe.
- Beats Audio integration with Dual front mounted speakers that use the HTC BoomSound technology.
- 4 MP Ultrapixel camera(using HTC’s ImageChip 2 and a BSI sensor of 1/3″ size but no OIS) with1080p video recording and HDR support while the front facing unit is a 1.6 MP one with a BSI sensor that can do 720p videos.
- Full fledged connectivity suite complete with LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 and 1800 mAh battery with a promised standby time of 692 hrs over WCDMA network.
Although the HTC One Mini came out just as we expected it to do, but it left a few tricks on the way but that seems enough to settle for a “Mini” position under the flagship being the master of all trades while one of the biggest let downs is the lack of a slot for memory expansion. Meanwhile, the handset looks really handsome enough to be a candidate for the best looking mobile device which is a title currently held by the Motorola Razr i and considering the aluminum unibody and HTC’s supreme UI customizations, the HTC One Mini does packs quite a lot of punch.