HTC One Mini Made with the Small-Handed in Mind
HTC today introduced the One mini, a smaller version of its flagship smartphone that offers many of the same high-end features with only a handful of trade-offs. The One mini sports an aluminum design that's similar to the full-sized One, but it reduces the size of the screen from 4.7 inches to 4.3 inches, and from 1080p HD resolution to 720p HD. The mini offers the same UltraPixel camera with backside illumination, Zoes, and dedicated ImageChip that are found on the One, though it loses optical image stabilization. The One mini has a 1.6-megapixel user-facing camera that can capture 720p HD video. As with its larger brother, the mini has a sealed battery, but it has been reduced to 1800mAh in order to fit into the smaller footprint. The mini has no microSD card slot, but it comes with 16GB of storage built in. The mini is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 series processor, which is paired with 1GB of RAM. Connectivity includes 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, and GPS, but there's no NFC. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and the same version of Sense 5 and Blinkfeed found on the One, and also has stereo BoomSound speakers. The One mini supports various HSPA+ and LTE bands, and is scheduled to reach world markets later this quarter.