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The HTC One Mini Is Now Official (Update: Not Coming To Canada)

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 With No Comments »

HTC One Mini Press


Just got word from our HTC contact that this guy will NOT be making its way to Canada.  So if you were hoping to grab one of these it looks like you’re going to have to look online for it.  Things could always change (just like they did with the Xperia Z) but for the time being, no HTC One Mini for us.

The much leaked HTC One Mini has finally been made official.  It wasn’t a surprise by any means as the device has been constantly leaked for what feels like months.  There aren’t any real surprises with the device.  The design is exactly what we expected it to be, a smaller version of the HTC One, and the specs are more or less what we expected them to be:

  • 4.3-inch 720p S-LCD3 Display
  • 1.4GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon 400 Processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 16GB Internal Storage (Non-Expandable)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • 4MP UltraPixel Camera
  • 1.6MP Front-Facing Camera
  • 1800 mAh Battery (Non-Removable)
  • LTE, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm
  • Weight: 122g
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5 Overlay

While it’s definitely not at the same level as it’s flagship namesake, it’s still a very solid mid-level device with a killer screen and great camera.  Internal storage is a bit lacking and battery size is a little bit of a concern to me, especially since both are non expandable/removable.  Nevertheless, if HTC prices this device competitively it’ll make a very compelling mid-level device.

In terms of availability, the press release states that it will begin to launch in August with a wider roll out in September.  No specific countries were listed so we’ll have to wait and see if they decide to bring this guy to the great white north.

Anybody interested?

LONDON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award winning HTC One, which has redefined the smartphone experience with revolutionary technologies including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™.

Available in 181 countries and across more than 583 networks worldwide, the HTC One has proven to be an unprecedented success across the globe, receiving multiple industry accolades since launch and increasing the company’s brand awareness with young consumers to an all-time high of 87%1. The number of consumers intending to own an HTC in the next six months has also doubled as a result2 with the HTC One being recommended by 94% of owners3.

Answering the call of consumers who want the best in mobile technology in a body that slips easily into a pocket, the HTC One mini heralds an exciting period for the company, as it builds on its platform of innovation leader. Distilling the iconic design of the HTC One, this new addition to the family combines a 4.3″ display and powerful dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. It also runs the latest version of Android with HTC Sense®, bringing HTC’s flagship mobile experience to style-seekers who demand premium looks and performance.

“We are proud to be behind the market’s leading smartphone and now, with the addition of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale.”

An object of desire

Sporting a sharp and vivid 4.3″ High Definition 720p screen, the HTC One mini boasts HTC’s unrivalled design credentials. Available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black, its striking aluminium unibody, slim profile and tapered edges both look incredible and feel great in the hand.

HTC BoomSound: mobile sound changed forever

The HTC One revolutionised the smartphone audio experience with HTC BoomSound‘s dual frontal stereo speakers. Powered by dedicated amplifiers to deliver less distortion and finer detail, the HTC One mini offers the same huge sound, delivering the raw power that will put you and your friends at the heart of the action, whether listening to music, watching videos or playing games. Beats Audio™ integration takes immersive audio to the next level, guaranteeing the best listening experience available on a mobile phone.

HTC BlinkFeed: Your favourite content all on one screen

The HTC One mini puts your favourite content at the centre of your mobile world. Transforming the home screen into a single live stream of relevant information, HTC BlinkFeed delivers social updates, news updates and photos directly to the place you need them most.  Aggregating the freshest content, with more than 10,000 feeds served up daily from the most relevant and interesting sources, all the information you need is available at a glance, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.

HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe and Video Highlights

Never miss a moment with HTC’s revolutionary camera experience powered by the stunning UltraPixel Camera and featuringHTC Zoe. Capturing 300 per cent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, HTC’s UltraPixel camera captures photos in incredible detail and enhanced dynamic range, even in low light. HTC Zoe also brings special moments to life in three-second videos, enabling a range of advanced editing capabilities and creative flexibility.

With the ability to take awe-inspiring images and amazing self-portraits on the 1.6MP front-facing camera, you won’t want to keep them to yourself. Watch your photos come to life in a living, breathing gallery and share special events with visually stunning 30-second shows, created automatically by Video Highlights – no professional editing software or skill required. Simply select your own soundtrack from one of the pre-loaded themes or from your personal music library, before sharing your videos online for everyone to enjoy.

Global Availability

The HTC One mini will be available in select markets from August and rolled out globally from September.

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit

For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s content partners, visit the HTC Blog.

1 Source Hall & Partners Global Brand Tracker, July 2013
2 Source Hall & Partners Global Brand Tracker, July 2013
3 Source GFK Recent Purchaser Product Tracker, June 2013

[HTC Press Release]

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