HTC One Mini

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Take a look at the image above? Can you spot the difference? The smartphone on the left is the HTC One and the smartphone on the right is the HTC One Mini. The new little brother to the HTC One still packs a wallop despite its “mini” name. Although the One Mini is mostly aluminum, its edges are plastic as opposed to aluminum, its screen size 4.3-inches (720p) instead of 4.7-inches (1080p) and the processor is a 1.4GHz dual-core over a 1.7GHz quad-core. In the miniaturization process, the RAM has been slashed in half from 2GB on the One to 1GB on the One Mini, and the storage halved from 32GB standard to 16GB.

The camera on the One Mini is identical to the 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera on the One, but without the optical image stabilization and and the front camera’s been downgraded from a 2.3-megapixel one to a 1.2-megapixel cam. Battery also got shaved a smidge: 1800mAh on the mini over the 2300mAh battery in the One.

But again, the specs for the HTC One Mini only tell half the story. HTC’s BlinkFeed and Sense 5.0 skin on top of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean work out pretty fluidly and the smartphone still screams. Put into perspective, the One Mini should give the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini a good run for its money.

The HTC One Mini will arrive worldwide in August in silver and black. Prices will vary by region, but we’re hearing around €450 (~$490) for Europe.

Price: €450 (~$490)
Source: HTC