A bunch of HTC phones made an appearance in Berlin today. The company not only confirmed the existence, and imminent launch, of the blue version of the HTC One and One Mini, but also announced two new handsets, the HTC Desire 601 and HTC Desire 300. As HTC revealed, both the blue HTC One and One Mini will hit the stores in select markets some time in the fourth quarter, which puts a huge question mark on the rumored September 10 release date. Both, the HTC Desire 601 and Desire 300 will go on sale in October in select markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Not only the Moto X made an appearance at AT&T store yesterday. Another smartphone we discussed a couple of times is available for purchase too. We are talking about a compact version of the HTC One. The carrier is selling the HTC One Mini for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement. Too long for you? You can opt for a one-year contract, but in this case you will have to pay $349.99. If you prefer not to sign any contracts whatsoever, you can grab the device for $429.99 outright.
A coupe of days ago we mentioned that HTC’s flagship smartphone, the One, is about to have a bigger and smaller version launched in the near future. We did not have to wait for an official word from the Taiwanese company. The just company announced today One’s wee brother, the HTC One Mini. Customers in select markets will be able to enjoy the handset next month, while users in other parts of the world will have to wait until September.
We finally know the dates of the 4.3-inch HTC One Mini and 6-inch HTC One Max phablet release. Ok, maybe not exactly dates as in exact days, but we do have some fairly accurate estimates. According to the latest rumors, the scaled down version of the HTC flagship smartphone may make its way to the stores by the end of this month. The phone’s larger brother will possibly go on sale two months later, by the end of September.
Gigantic smartphones are taking the market by storm, but recently we have been observing quite the opposite trend. More and more manufacturers are actually releasing miniaturized versions of their flagship devices. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is expected to go on sale as soon as July. HTC has also decided to join in the fun with its One Mini, also referred to as the HTC M4. The device should get its official introduction soon and is expected to hit the stores by August.