After a series of rumors made the headlines late May indicating that the HTC One will receive a Blue variant, the Taiwan-based phone maker has officially confirmed the new color for the flagship smartphone, also adding that the HTC One Mini will receive the same treatment.
Initially available in two body colors, silver and black, the highly-appreciated design of the HTC One has received a red coating earlier this summer. The red HTC One was build on the grounds of the black HTC One, an aspect given away by the black lines on the back lid, and the same has happened with the recently announced blue model.
As I was mentioning above, the One flagship will not be the only blue smartphone in HTC’s line-up for 2013, as the HTC One Mini will receive a similar treatment. For the HTC One Mini the new Vivid Blue color will be used for both the frame around the smartphone’s body and the distinct elements on the back.
As everyone anticipated, the besides color, there is no difference between the Vivid Blue HTC One and HTC One Mini and the terminals announced in February and July, respectively.
The HTC One is the flagship smartphone of the Taiwan-based company, sporting a full HD 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, while being underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. The smartphone also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal storage, while the connectivity options include all standards of WiFi, NFC module, infra red blaster, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The One comes with a 4 megapixel UltraPixe camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization and support for 1080p@30fps video recording.
The handset comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean customized with HTC Sense 5.0 user interface that integrates Blink Feed, Zoe, and Zoe Share. However, the terminal is upgradable to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
On the other hand the HTC One Mini runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box, while packing a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display with HD resolution and a Snapdragon 400 chipset with dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 200 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU. The smartphone comes with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
One Mini has a 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera, also with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, geo-tagging, face, smile detection and full HD video recording support, and all you will ever want in terms of connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.
The blue HTC One and HTC One Mini models will be available as of Q4 2013.