The HTC One Mini, the company’s miniature follow up to its popular flagship handset, the One, is finally official. After numerous rumors detailing the handset, Thursday’s One Mini announcement hardly comes as a surprise. As the name suggests, the One Mini will be a compact variant of HTC’s popular flagship design while providing many of the same key features in a mid-range package.
To that end, the HTC One Mini will incorporate the same aluminum frame design that helped to make the HTC One such a success. The One Mini will offer additional key features from its predecessor, including HTC’s BoomSound dual front-facing speaker design, BlinkFeed, and an UltraPixel camera with Zoe imaging software.
The most noticeable difference between the two handsets will likely be the HTC One Mini’s smaller screen size. The HTC One Mini will feature a 4.3-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, as opposed to the 4.7-inch screen (with full HD, 1080p resolution) found in the One. The new handset will also house a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and a 1,800 mAh Li-Polymer battery. The One Mini will run on Android 4.2.2 along with HTC’s Sense 5.0 UI.
The One Mini will be available in select markets starting in August and then later rolled out to other global markets in September. Specific pricing and availability for the US is expected to be announced later this summer.