The term “mini” seems to be creating a new trend in the smartphone industry, with quite a few premium flagship devices being followed up by their miniature versions. A leak from Estonian site Forte has some photos that provide some details on the latest “mini” – the HTC One Mini – that has been stirring speculations in recent reports.
At first glance, the HTC One Mini is a miniature replica of its big-size counterpart, exuding remarkable similarities. Overall, the Mini’s features are downgraded from its big-size counterpart. The all-aluminum body has a smaller 4.3 inch-inch display with a resolution of 720p and pixel density of 342ppi. The 2GB RAM and 4MP camera remain the same. The camera will have HTC’s UltraPixel sensor, which is great for low-lit situations and is supposed to work at par with 13MP rivals.
The processor will be a dual-core chip, probably a Snapdragon chipset. The big-size HTC One has a quad-core CPU. The One Mini will run on Android 4.2.2 and offer 16GB of internal storage. It will be a hot competitor of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the miniature version of the flagship Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Mini has the same 4.3-inch display, a 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB RAM and 8GB internal storage expandable to 64GB. It will run on Android 4.2.2.
The HTC One launched in March came as a strong rival for the Galaxy S4. The HTC One Mini which surfaced hot on the heels of the Galaxy S4 Mini is also expected to vie with iPhone sales. The Galaxy S4 Mini, which was officially announced by Samsung, is expected to launch at the company’s June 20th event in London. Sources say that the HTC One Mini is slated for an August release and will be priced around $520.