We’ve seen HTC launch the HTC One M8 at the end of March and now the company has introduced the “companion” HTC One Mini 2 which comes with some improved specs for the last year’s HTC One Mini edition. By a “mini” edition we usually understand a smartphone or a tablet that comes with a smaller size and not necessarily lower specs, but some OEMs have decided that “mini” also means that. So, unfortunately, while the HTC One Mini 2 does come with some appealing specs, they are far from the ones featured in the One M8. So, here are its main tech specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- 4.5-inch Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen display with 720p resolution
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage and microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- 13 MP rear camera with a 5MP front-facing one
- 2100 mAh battery
- Dimensions of 137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm and 137 grams
- Metal design like the HTC One (M8), coming in gunmetal gray, glacial silver, and amber gold colors
- HTC BoomSound front facing stereo speakers just like on the One (M8)
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Speaking of the launch, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, said the following:
The latest member of the award-winning HTC One family distills the advanced features that have earned it global acclaim, into an elegant, compact handset. Its size and tapered edges fit perfectly in a hand, pocket or purse, making it look great and feel even better to use. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the iconic design of the HTC One (M8) yet want something more compact.
Compared to the One Mini, the One Mini 2 comes with a slightly bigger display, a higher capacity battery, a different camera design and bigger sensor, but it has the same processor, RAM, and storage capacity. And, unlike the One M8, the One Mini 2 comes with a single rear camera, which could possibly result in better images. On the software side, we see the device running Sense 6.0, a forked version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. HTC Zoe and BlinkFeed are also present, of course.
For the time being, we don’t know the price of the smartphone, and it seems that HTC doesn’t have any plans for now to launch the One mini 2 in the United States. The device will begin making its way in Europe, the Middle East and Asia from next month.