TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC's newly announced HTC One Mini smartphone has promptly gone up for preorder in the UK ahead of its release next month.
Mobile electronics retailer Mobilefun.co.uk hasn't messed around when it comes to selling the handset. The online shop started taking preorders just hours after the HTC One Mini was announced, revealing its £379.99 SIM-free price, almost the same price as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
The retailer has yet to announce a release date, but has confirmed that it will see a UK release at some point in August. There's no word on pay monthly pricing yet either, although we do know the handset will be available through Phones 4U, EE and Vodafone.
HTC announced the HTC One Mini this morning as a cheaper, smaller alternative to its flagship HTC One smartphone. Some of its specifications have been downgraded, unsurprisingly, with the HTC One Mini featuring a smaller 4.3in HD 720p screen, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and a casing constructed of both metal and plastic.
The HTC One Mini has one up on its predecessor, though, as the handset will arrive running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. Like the HTC One, this will be skinned with HTC's Sense 5.0 user interface, giving the phone the firm's Blinkfeed home screen.
Other specifications include a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, a 1.6MP front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage and two different colour models, Glacial Silver and Stealth Black.
Check out our HTC One Mini hands-on review. µ
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