HTC has officially announced the HTC One Mini 2, the sequel to last year’s HTC One Mini and the smaller (and lower-specced) sibling of the company’s latest flagship the HTC One M8.
The announcement of the HTC One Mini 2 doesn’t come as a surprise as information and images of the new device have been leaked over and over in the last few months. The One Mini 2 features a similar design to the HTC One M8 but instead of a full-aluminum design, the new device features a plastic border around the front side of the device. The HTC One Mini 2 also forgoes the UltraPixel camera on the HTC One M8 instead replacing it with a regular 13-megapixel shooter.
“The latest member of the award-winning HTC One family distills the advanced features that have earned it global acclaim, into an elegant, compact handset,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Its size and tapered edges fit perfectly in a hand, pocket or purse, making it look great and feel even better to use. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the iconic design of the HTC One (M8) yet want something more compact.”
The front side of the HTC One Mini 2 features the device’s 4.5″ 720p display, stereo BoomSound speakers, and 5-megapixel camera. Internally, the new device features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 15GB of internal storage. It will run Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat operating system under HTC’s Sense 6 UI with the company’s BlinkFeed app that gives users easy access to all their feeds. The HTC One Mini 2 will also feature HTC’s Zoe Highlights and Zoe sharing app to use with the device’s 13-megapixel camera.
The HTC one Mini 8 will be available in the same color options as the HTC One M8 – Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold – and will arrive in Europe, the Middle-east, Africa, and Asia sometime in June. HTC did not announce an SRP for the HTC One Mini 2 and has reminded that availability and features may vary from country to country.