Preview: HTC One Mini

HTC One is certainly one of the best smartphones around and has come a long way towards helping the Taiwanese company out of its financial woes. It was only logical then that HTC will try to capitalize on that success by bringing the same formula to other parts of its portfolio. We already got the upscaled version with the Butterfly S, so now it’s time to shrink the design with the HC One mini. With the One Mini, HTC will try to reach the upper mid-range customers who find HTC One as a dream phone but too costly to invest a penny.

One mini at a glance:

  • General: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/ EDGE, quad-band UMTS/HSPA, LTE
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
  • Dimensions: 132x 63.2 x 9.3 mm, 122 g
  • Display: Size: 4.3″ 16M-color Resolution: 720p (720 x 1280 pixels) Type: Super LCD 2 capacitive touchscreen, PPI: 341ppi pixel density; Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 300, 1GB RAM, Adreno 305
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5
  • Memory: 16GB storage
  • Camera: 4 megapixel auto-focus camera with ultra-pixels; LED flash; Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps with HDR; 1.6MP front- facing camera; 720p@30fps video
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi- Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1,800mAh Li-Po
  • HTC Exclusive Features: Aluminum unibod with polycarbonate frame, Beats Audio, BoomSound stereo speakers on the front, HTC ZoeFirst ImpressionThere is only one questions – how will the chipset age? Will the next major Android update run fine on 1GB of RAM and for that matter will HTC even update the One mini? Last year’s One S, the spiritual predecessor of the mini and with very similar specs most likely won’t see Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it would be a shame for the One mini to follow in its footsteps.

Afnan

20 year old someone who loves watching football and cricket. Smartphone Aficionado. FIFA Addict. Currently using HTC One (M8) as his daily driver.

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