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HTC One Mini 2 arrives with Android 4.4 Kitkat, 4.5in HD screen

But "miniature" smartphone is larger than last year's HTC One
Thu May 15 2014, 10:21

HTC One Mini 2 with Android 4.4 Kitkat and HTC Sense 6.0HTC ANNOUNCED the HTC One Mini 2 smartphone on Wednesday, a miniature version of its flagship HTC One M8.

With a 4.5in 720x1280 resolution Super LCD2 display, the HTC One 2 mini isn't actually very small, and with measurements of 137.4x65x10.6mm, it is larger than the original flagship HTC One smartphone.

While not all that small, the HTC One Mini 2 features downgraded specifications compared to the flagship HTC One M8, with the handset having a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and only 16GB of built-in storage. However, thanks to the onboard microSD card slot, this can be expanded up to 128GB, giving it the same amount of storage capacity as the Samsung Galaxy S5.

While its internals have been downgraded, the HTC One Mini 2 arrives running Android 4.4 Kitkat, which comes skinned in the latest version of HTC's Sense user interface. This provides the pint-sized handset with the same software features as its flagship sibling, including the latest version of HTC Blinkfeed and HTC Zoe.

The HTC One Mini 2 sports the same design as the HTC One M8 too, and will be made available in the same grey, silver and gold flavours.

It doesn't feature the same dual camera sensor module, however, although given our experience with the HTC One M8, this might not be such a bad thing. Instead, it features a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP camera on the front.

Other features include a 2,100mAh battery, which HTC claims will over over 16 hours of constant talk time, 4G LTE support, HTC Boomsound audio and NFC connectivity.

HTC CEO Peter Chou said in a statement, "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.

"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 HTC One Mini 2 will be available in the UK from June, although HTC has yet to announce pricing details. O2 and Three have been quick to announce that they will be selling the handset, as has EE, which will exclusively be offering the gold-coloured model. µ

 

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