Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Thursday July 18, 2013.
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HTC has finally confirmed that it will launch a smaller version of its best smartphone, the HTC One, that will scale down certain aspects of the device's hardware. The new HTC One Mini will soon rewrap the HTC One into a shiny but smaller package.
The HTC One Mini follows its predecessor by featuring an aluminum unibody design in silver or black. It also has a HTC BoomSound dual front-facing stereo speakers and an Ultrapixel camera optimized for taking lowlight photos. The latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Sense - with Blinkfeed, Zoe, and Beats Audio - are included as well.
The "Mini" aspect comes into play because the latest HTC One shrinks that screen to a 4.3-inch, 720p display. The smaller size barely leads to a smaller device, but the measurements drop from 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm to 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm. The One has a slower processor with a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, an 1,800 mAh battery, and 16GB of internal memory. There's no IR blaster or NFC, so there are definite drops in features.
A global rollout of the HTC One Mini will occur by September. Select markets will begin selling the device in August, but specific release dates and pricing information will be handled by carriers.via: Image courtesy of SlashGear
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.