HTC One Mini is a mid-range smartphone developed by the Taiwan-based phone maker, a smartphone that made the headlines over the past couple of weeks. Being the little brother of the HTC One, the One Mini model will borrow most of design elements and the UltraPixel camera sensor. Even though the HTC One Mini will have the same design as the flagship model the mid-ranger will ditch the ceramic edges around the smartphone’s body for ones made of plastic.
Earlier this month, the HTC One Mini technical specifications were spotted in some GFXBenchmark logs, showing that the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with two Krait cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 305 GPU. Now, courtesy of some AnTuTu benchmark logs posted by Androidnext.de we were capable to see what will be HTC One Mini’s display size and resolution. Just like the previous rumors were indicating, the mid-range smartphone will come with a 4.3-inch display with HD resolution.
The same benchmarks have revealed that the HTC One Mini will borrow the 4 megapixel UltraPixel from the HTC One flagship, while the front-facing camera will have a 1.6 megapixel sensor, compared with the 2.1 megapixel secondary camera of the high-end handset developed by the Taiwanese phone maker.
It seems that more and more phone manufacturers are choosing to launch Mini versions of their flagship smartphones. Besides the upcoming HTC One Mini, we already got a Galaxy S4 Mini from Samsung and the rumor mill speculates that Huawei, Oppo, ZTE, and Sonny will have a similar approach.
Even so, HTC’s One Mini seems to be the better one, and even though its technical specifications are similar to the ones of the Galaxy S4 Mini, the design of the Taiwanese mid-ranger will probably make it more popular among the customers. Anyway, Sony’s Honami Mini might as well come with a premium design, thus it will be a powerful competitor against the One Mini.
Moreover, HTC will reportedly launch a One phablet, too, unofficially dubbed HTC One Max, hinting that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 will have a lot of powerful competitors given that Sony already introduced its Xperia Z Ultra terminal.