HTC has recently pushed the latest Android 4.3 update to its One flagship internationally and the company is all prepped to also release it's Mini variant of HTC One in India soon. Amidst the rumors that are related with HTC One Max variant, the mini variant has eventually popped up in the company's official India website. However, back in August, the device was spotted in one of the e-commerce sector, Homeshop 18 under coming soon category.
Lets have a look at the specs of the device:
HTC One Mini comes with a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixel and of 341 ppi pixel density. It will boast the new HTC Sense UI along with the HTC BlinkFeed homescreen. Inside HTC One Mini, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.4GHz dual-core Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 305 graphics and it is also supported by 1GB DDR2 RAM.
The internal memory is 16GB but unfortunately there is no microSD card slot for expanding it. The HTC One mini runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean but chances are that it could also get updated to 4.3 because its original flagship has already started receiving the update.
Moving on to camera, users will find a 4MP UltraPixel rear camera similar to that of its bigger sibling HTC One. The only difference between them is the lack of optical image stabilization on the mini variant. The Mini One still comes with HTC's ImageChip 2 and a BSI sensor of 1/3" size. The front-facing camera is 1.6MP and sports a BSI sensor that can shoot 720p videos.
Connectivity options on the HTC One mini include LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, Wi-FI a/b/g/n with DLNA and GPS + GLONASS. HTC has provided a range of sensors like gyro, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors. And speaking of its front, the HTC One mini has adopted the One's frontal stereo speakers. Obviously, Beats Audio is on board and it is powered by a 1,800mAh Li-polymer battery. The company claims the battery will offer up to 13.27 hours of talktime and up to 692 hours of standby time on 3G.
You will get to see two color variants of the HTC One Mini viz. Glacial Silver and Stealth Black.
As of now, there is no details on price and availability of the device but since it is already come to the official website in India, it looks like HTC is planning to release the handset soon in the upcoming festive month.
Since there are lot of devices in the market that have been launched off late, thus competition will be tough for this handset if it comes around October. Ignoring the price of the handset as of now, when it comes to the devices that will come to compete against HTC One Mini, they are: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9192, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, Sony Xperia Z, HTC Desire 600C and Nokia Lumia 925 among others. The advent of the Mini HTC One might also impact the sales of most of the above mentioned devices adversely.
Lets take a look at the specs and price of the aforementioned devices:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The device comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM, 1.4GHz Cortex- A9 Quad Core processor, 16GB/32GB of internal storage, 8-mega pixel rear camera,2100mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, NFC, A-GPS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The smartphone could quite simply be called the younger brother of Samsung's current flagship phone. It is currently priced at Rs. 25,999.
Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z comes with a 5 inch full HD Reality Display and houses a 13.1 MP camera, equipped with Exmor RS sensor and HDR technology that ensures best shots. It runs on Android v4.1 OS. The front and back panels of the phone are made of durable tempered glass. The device is engineered with the Sony USP feature which is resistant to water and dust, which adds to its durability. Xperia Z is powered by 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and is supported by 2GB RAM. Other features include Adreno 320 GPU, LTE/4G, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, 16GB flash memory, 32GB expansion, and 2330 mAh battery. It is currently priced at Rs. 31,450.
HTC Desire 600C
HTC Desire 600C comes packed with a 4.5-inch qHD display having a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.1, an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera and a 1.6-mega pixel camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card), Wi-Fi, 3G, DLNA, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 among others. The makers have added a 1,860mAh Li Ion battery. The phone supports dual SIM connectivity (CDMA +GSM). The Desire 600c dual SIM has already been listed on company's official site for some time. It costs Rs. 29,089 in India.
LG Nexus 4
Priced at Rs 25,990, the LG Google Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch IPS display having resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 318ppi. The phone is powered by a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (quad-core) coupled by 2 GB RAM and 16GB of ROM (non-expandable). The device supports Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile OS. There's an 8-mega pixel rear facing camera with Auto Focus and LED flash and a 1.3-mega pixel front facing camera for video call. The makers have added a 2,100mAh Li Ion battery. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
Priced at Rs. 29199, the Galaxy S4 Zoom runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and comes 4.3 inch with 540 x 960 p Super AMOLED capacitive multi touch, touchscreen display, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 processor and Pega-Dual +XMM6262 chip along with Mali-400 graphic, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, microSD slot ( 64 GB), connectivity features including GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and MicroSD and 2330 mAh battery.