Update (25 Aug 2013): HTC Singapore just teased the One mini in a photo on Facebook. Will be available very soon.
The HTC One mini has just been officially announced. The mini shares the same design code as its bigger brother, and sports many similar features.
It will have a 4.3″ LCD2 display with 341 pixels per inch, protected by Corning gorilla glass 3.
Under the hood of the HTC One Mini there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.4GHz dual-core Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 305 and 1GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16GB and sadly, there isn’t a microSD card slot for expanding it.
It also sports the One’s ultrapixel camera, though without the optical image stabilisation.
The HTC one mini comes with Android 4.2.2 jellybean, with sense 5.0 UI, bringing with it Blinkfeed and Zoe. It also sports Beats Audio.
Measuring 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 the HTC One mini weighs 122 grams. The battery that powers it is an 1,800mAh Li-polymer unit and according to the HTC estimates is good for up to 13.2 hours of 3G talk time and 692 hours of 3G stand-by.
There’s no word from HTC Singapore about the availability of the device, but the mini is said to be available in black and grey from August in select markets, while the global rollout is in September. We’re not too sure if Singapore is under one of those “select markets”, but since we have a history of getting the latest phones the moment they come out, you should expect the mini to be available soon.
It’s nice to see that HTC is providing a mid-ranger similar to its flagship, especially since there has been a lack of HTC phones in Singapore since the announcement of the One. The galaxy S4 mini has also recently been announced, so it looks like HTC has taken the flagship competition down to the midrange level as well.