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HTC One Mini will launch in August

The One has been very successful for HTC and is currently available in 181 countries and on over 583 mobile networks around the world. One of the few complaints about the HTC One is that the device is too large to fit comfortably into a pocket and HTC has answered that complaint with the new One Mini.
 
Features include:
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 Processor
  • 1GB system RAM
  • 4.3" 720p display
  • 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, and an LTE radio
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • 4MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.2
The HTC one measures 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm and weighs 4.3 ounces.


"We are proud to be behind the market's leading smartphone and now, with the addition of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale."

The HTC One Mini is available in glacial silver or stealth black colors. Like its slightly bigger brother, the body of the phone is made from aluminum and the device has a slim profile with tapered edges. HTC’s BoomSound feature gives the device dual front stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier for improved sound quality. The phone also has integrated Beats Audio technology.

The device will launch in select markets in August, confirming previous rumors, and will begin a global rollout in September with pricing unannounced.

Source: Street Insider



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In what universe...
By Motoman on 7/18/2013 10:58:11 AM , Rating: 3
...is a 4.3" phone a "mini?"

Yeah sure...everybody's selling 5" phones now. But if you took a survey of what consumers actually *own* and are using right now...you'd probably come up with an average screen size of maybe 4".

I don't mind that they're creating a different size of their product for differentiation. I just find the label to ludicrous. A "mini" something should be, you know, smaller than the norm. Not bigger. If it was a 3" screen, then they could get away with "mini."




RE: In what universe...
By daboom06 on 7/18/2013 11:15:08 AM , Rating: 4
along those lines--someone should change the name of the minigun. it's far larger than the average pistol.


RE: In what universe...
By daboom06 on 7/18/2013 11:15:36 AM , Rating: 2
\sarcasm


RE: In what universe...
By Reclaimer77 on 7/18/2013 11:54:07 AM , Rating: 2
The times are changing. Aside from iPhone users (and they don't count), nobody is rocking 4" screens anymore.

But there is no "norm" here. HTC is saying this is smaller than the full sized One. That's how I took it.


RE: In what universe...
By retrospooty on 7/18/2013 12:38:45 PM , Rating: 2
"In what universe...is a 4.3" phone a "mini?"

In this one, right here, where you live.

"A "mini" something should be, you know, smaller than the norm. Not bigger. If it was a 3" screen, then they could get away with "mini.""


the "norm" is 4.7 to 5 inches now, so 4.3 is mini. What you are looking for is Micro, or possibly Nano.


RE: In what universe...
By Motoman on 7/18/2013 1:20:46 PM , Rating: 3
No, the norm isn't 4.7 to 5". That's the maximum - which is considerably different than the norm.

The norm would be what the average is amongst the general population. So...count up the 3 billion or so smartphones currently in use in the world and average out their screen size.

Is the average screen size, in use today, 4.7 to 5"? No. It's probably 4" or less. Hence, for someone to credibly use the term "mini" for a smartphone, realistically you'd have to be notably smaller than 4".


RE: In what universe...
By retrospooty on 7/18/2013 1:30:36 PM , Rating: 2
"No, the norm isn't 4.7 to 5". That's the maximum - which is considerably different than the norm."

How is that the maximum? There are millions of 5.5 inch Notes2
s and there are even larger models from Sony and Samsung, as a few smaller payers that are well over 6 inches.

Anyhow, as far as a name, its simple. It's an HTC One, smaller than the regular One therefore its called mini. If its still too big for you, dont buy it.


RE: In what universe...
By Motoman on 7/18/2013 1:33:48 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, and now you're stretching into "phablet" range to try to prove your misbegotten point.

It's a stupid moniker because of the obvious reason I've stated, and if you want to continue to pretend it isn't then go ahead. This is more effort than it's worth.


RE: In what universe...
By retrospooty on 7/18/2013 4:25:22 PM , Rating: 2
I dunno man,. "phablet" isnt even a thing... It's just a mashed word someone made up. Goto any carrier website and lookup smartphones. You will see the Note 2's and such there... but you are right, it's not worth arguing over what its called. It is what it is. buy what you like and pass on the rest.


RE: In what universe...
By Rukkian on 7/18/2013 4:37:45 PM , Rating: 2
You are using history to prove your point in an industry that is changing fast.

The correct metric would be of all (non-iphones)that are for sale now, this is a mini device. Go into any cell phone store and look through the smart phones for sale, this will definitely be one of the smallest. This is right there with the S3 mini as well.


RE: In what universe...
By flyingpants1 on 7/19/2013 3:43:34 AM , Rating: 2
It's supposed to be the mini-flagship or premium model. Get it?


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