Around the previous years, smartphone makers began to trend towards the larger screen, 5-inch and above, the notion was coming to; “the larger the screen, the better the smartphone.” Apple, Samsung, Sony and other big players in the smartphone industries concentrated on making larger screen for their flagship smart cell device. The iPhone 5, the Galaxy S3 added more to the screen size than its predecessors.
Shockingly, Samsung made a mini version of the powerful Galaxy S3 best seller in an attempt to meet the needs of users who preferred smaller screen to the bigger slate it has ventured into. This year, after the Galaxy S4 debut, Samsung still went ahead to creating the mini version and it’s not doing badly in market at all. There are rumors that Apple will be making smaller screen low cost iPhone but we are yet to see them manifest.
It seems HTC has caught the vision, HTC One is one of the biggest hit of HTC in the smartphone market, therefore, in response to Samsung’s innovations, and HTC One mini arrives.
The HTC One mini device has the same build and design of the HTC One, but the cell phone’s front and side is made of polycarbonate/plastic as the back sports aluminum, unlike the senior brother which is entirely made from aluminum apart from the glass display and some inserts.
The device sports a 4.3 inch LCD3 display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution with density 341ppi.
The BoomSound speakers on the new HTC One mini is similar in production to the ones on HTC One itself, though they are smaller of course, the device is stripped of chamfered edges as seen on the original bearer, it does not offer the infrared blaster.
The smartphone is powered by a 1.4 dual core Snapdragon 400 Qualcomm processor supported by a 1GB RAM. It arrives with a 16GB internal storage without an external expansion options.
HTC One mini runs on Android 4.2 glamour with HTC’s Sense 5 UI and includes; HTC Blink Feed delivering social updates, photos directly and news update directly to phone’s homescreen.
The camera on the HTC One mini is the same as in the HTC One, it sports a 4 megapixel. It also has the HTC Zoe and Highlights imaging features. It also has a secondary front facing camera with 1.6 megapixels for video calls. The battery is a non removable 1800mAh power.
HTC has made Glacial Silver and Stealth Black for the debut color of the HTC One mini device. It will start rolling out in August and will go global around September. The company is yet to release the cost price of the device.