Rumors about a mini version of the HTC One M8 started making rounds almost as soon as the flagship phone hit the market. Earlier this month official images of the device, leaked out revealing its design, and suggested that the phone could be called HTC One Mini 2 and would be announced by the end of May. It turns out that today is the day. Just a few hours ago the Taiwanese manufacturer lifted the veils off of the HTC One Mini 2 presenting to the world the compelling sidekick for enthusiasts of smaller phones.
HTC One Mini 2 Android Smartphone
Design-wise the HTC One Mini 2 looks like a twin of the HTC One M8, except that it’s smaller, obviously. It has identical brushed metal body as its bigger brother and will be offered in the same three color options – Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold. Premium design aside, the One Mini 2 is much closer to last year’s One Mini than the all new One M8. Probably that’s why the Taiwanese manufacturer didn’t call its new phone the One M8 Mini.
Earlier rumors concerning the device’s specs proved true to the last bit. As expected, the HTC One Mini 2 sports a 4.5-inch display with 720p resolution and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor assisted by 1 GB of RAM. There is 16 GB of internal memory and microSD support for storage expansion.
The phone doesn’t have the One M8’s Duo Camera but instead is equipped with a 13-megapixel shooter with LED flash and 1080p Full HD video recording. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera, however, wasn’t replaced by a lower resolution sensor. Other features include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS naviagtion, NFC, BoomSound front stereo speakers, a 2,100 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6 on top. The phone measures 5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inch (137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm), and it weighs 4.83 ounces (137 grams).
The HTC One Mini 2 will go on sale Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia sometime in June. Rumor has it that in the US the phone will be offered by Verizon, however, at the moment there is no word on that might happen. Pricing also remains unknown, but definitely the handset won’t be dirt cheap, that’s for sure.