After weeks and weeks of leaks, we’re pleased to say that the HTC One Mini is finally official. HTC has now acknowledged the device in an official capacity, confirming a list of specs that were only previously rumors. Hands down, it looks like patience is going to pay off in a big way as the HTC One Mini still packs some generous specs compared to its bigger brother.
The best thing about the HTC One Mini, is that HTC are stressing that no corners have been cut, in terms of hardware performance compared to the original. HTC has said that the experience should be the same as what you would expect to see on the 4.7-inch version, albeit on a smaller 4.3-inch display.
That display is a 720p Super LCD display, but reduction in screen quality is apparently unnoticeable when comparing it with the 4.7-inch 1080p display on the bigger One. There is a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor on board, combined with 1GB of RAM, LTE support, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the same Ultrapixel rear camera that is featured on the original HTC One.
One potential issue could come with storage though, as while the HTC One Mini will have 16GB of onboard storage, the device will not have the option to expand upon this with MicroSD cards. We will bring you a detailed breakdown of specs compared with other devices on the market soon, but now it’s time to talk about availability options.
It’s not confirmed yet, but AT&T may have exclusivity on the device in the US. HTC has officially confirmed that the device will first be available to buy in August, but has failed to give a set launch date yet. What we can tell you though, is there are already strong rumors suggesting that the device will be available in the UK on August 9.
With this in mind, it looks like UK may have first dibs on the device, followed by AT&T launching the HTC One Mini shortly after for US consumers. Let us know your initial thoughts on the One Mini and if you are willing to spend your money on the device or not.
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