After all the discussions and articles on the HTC One Mini, we finally get to see solid photos of the smaller HTC One device. The new smartphone is just a half inch smaller that its big brother. From the photos, it appears that the rim around the outside of the phone is plastic, not metal, but we can’t tell for sure until we see it with our own eyes and hold the device in our hands. Bad news for some of you may be the fact that the One Mini doesn’t have a MicroSD card slot, just like the HTC One.
Besides the lack of a card slot, the One Mini only comes in a 16 GB of internal storage version. Among other specs, we have a 4.3-inch 720×1280 display and 2GB of RAM. Rumors say that the phone features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 UI, based on the fact that it’s now rolling out OTA for the HTC One, according to our source. DigiTimes sustains that the smartphone will be released in Q3 2013. The handset is expected to feature BoomSound stereo speaker grills and Beats Audio. Also, a dual-core Snapdragon chipset has been suggested by some sources.
Other sources suggest a 4MP UltraPixel camera. The design is very similar to that of the HTC One, with a few minor details including two volume buttons on the right side of the One Mini’s chassis. The smartphone also includes the HTC One’s all-metal body. It is possible that the HTC One Mini will launch in August 2013 on AT&T. Past rumors also say something about the presence of a 1,700mAh battery and LTE connectivity. The HTC One Mini is expected to be a mid-range smartphone that will be competing with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
We don’t have a price tag yet, but as you already know, we’ll get back with more information when it comes out.