HTC has finally unveiled its much-rumored HTC One mini, a smaller variant of the company’s flagship One smartphone.
The new handset boasts a similar design as the HTC One, but has slightly lower hardware specs. The mini features a 4.3-inch Super LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, dropping down from the full-sized version’s 1080p 4.7-inch screen. The phone’s processor is also slower, and packs a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, instead of the quad-core 1.7 GHz chip found in the HTC One. The 2GB RAM has also been reduced to 1 GB.
Additionally, the One mini carries 16GB (as opposed to HTC One’s 32/64GB ) of on-board storage and an 1800mAh battery, while the existing One is equipped with a 2300mAh battery and 32GB and 64GB storage options.
On the software side, the variant will come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0, complete with the BlinkFeed home screen and Zoe camera software. The phone also features the 4 MP camera present in the HTC One but without the optical image stabilization feature.
The HTC One mini will launch in select markets in August and will roll out globally starting September. Pricing has yet to be announced, although according to The Verge, HTC intends on offering the One mini “two price points below the HTC One.”