HTC announce the HTC One Mini: 4.3-inch 720p display and UltraPixel camera

HTC One mini_Jul18
Every new flagship smartphone the past couple of months has been 4.7-inches or higher with the HTC one being the smallest and 4.7. However HTC want to make sure that even the people that prefer smaller device can take advantage of some of the new features the HTC One has to offer, and with that in mind they have announced the HTC One Mini.

Coming in with a 4.3-inch 720p display, the new device doesn’t just share some specs like the Ultra Pixel camera and Sense UI and Zoe features, it also shares much of the design from the original HTC One as well. The few differences are mainly the overall specs with a lower screen resolution and CPU, which is the Snapdragon 400 dual core clocked at 1.2GHz.

We can’t really say for sure if the HTC One mini is a true smaller version of it’s bigger brother or if it’s simply too much of a diluted copy, we will have more information once we can get are hands-on with one a do a full review, in the mean time check out the press release below and full specifications as well. Availability is set for August in some regions with global launch later in September, pricing has yet to be announced.

HTC One mini specifications

SIZE: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm

WEIGHT: 122g

DISPLAY: 4.3 inch, HD 720p, 341PPI

CPU SPEED

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz

PLATFORM

  • Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY[i]

  • Total storage:  16GB, available capacity varies
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2

NETWORK[ii]

2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G/ 3.5G – UMTS/ HSPA:

EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps

Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps

4G – LTE:

EMEA: 800/1800/2600 MHz

Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz

SIM

  • micro SIM

SENSORS

  • Gyro sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  • HTC Connect™

HTC BoomSound™

  • Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
  • Sense Voice

CAMERA

  • HTC UltraPixel Camera
  • BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3″
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
  • F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video
  • Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor
  • Front Camera: 720p video recording
  • HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
  • Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback

MULTIMEDIA

Audio supported formats:

  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)

THE HTC ONE GOES COMPACT WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE HTC ONE MINI

HTC’s ultimate 4.3″ smartphone complete with HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC UltraPixel Camera™ and HTC BoomSound™

London, July 18, 2013 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award winning HTC One, which has redefined the smartphone experience with revolutionary technologies including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC UltraPixel Camera™ and HTC BoomSound™.

Available in 181 countries and across more than 583 networks worldwide, the HTC One 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%

Answering the call of consumers who want the best in mobile technology in a body that slips easily into a pocket, the HTC One mini heralds an exciting period for the company, as it builds on its platform of innovation leader. Distilling the iconic design of the HTC One, 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 HTC Sense, 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 HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world.” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One 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 HTC One 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 HTC One revolutionised the smartphone audio experience with HTC BoomSound’s dual frontal stereo speakers. Powered by dedicated amplifiers to deliver less distortion and finer detail, the HTC One 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™ 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 HTC One mini puts your favourite content at the centre of your mobile world.
Transforming the home screen into a single live stream of relevant information, HTC BlinkFeed 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 HTC Zoe and Video Highlights Never miss a moment with HTC’s revolutionary camera experience powered by the stunning UltraPixel Camera and featuring HTC Zoe. 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. HTC Zoe 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 HTC One mini will be available in select markets from August and rolled out globally from September.

Mat Smith contributed to this post.

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