HTC officially announced the One Mini on Thursday, following weeks and weeks of rumors that suggested the device was coming soon. It’s smaller than the HTC One and has mid-range specs, but HTC says that is in an effort to keep costs down and make it available to a wide range of users around the world. Despite a few drops on some hardware specs, the HTC One Mini offers a very similar experience to the One but in a tinier form factor.
The device is equipped with a 4.3-inch display and a 720p resolution, instead of the 4.7-inch 1080p screen on the One. It also has a Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM instead of a Snapdragon 600 chip with 2GB of RAM. It packs the same aluminum unibody design, however, and will launch in silver and black. Other features include the same 4-Ultrapixel camera found on the One, complete with Zoe shooting and highlight reels,1080p HD video shooting and amazing low-light performance. Other features include 16GB of onboard storage, a microSIM card slot, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, HTC BlinkFeed, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, HTC BoomSound speakers, a 1,800mAh battery and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera that HTC told TechnoBuffalo is still able to capture wide-angle shots.
HTC said the One Mini will launch in select markets in August and will roll out across the globe in September. It has not yet announced carrier partners or pricing, however.