It’s a good thing HTC didn’t call its M8 flagship the One 2 and they probably should have adopted the same strategy for the newly launched One mini 2. Awkward as the name sounds, the smartphone is part of the company’s flagship family and it comes with the same premium design found on the larger model, with a small number of exclusions, of course.
The smartphone is larger than last year’s compact flagship and it has slightly better specifications. The display size has been increased to 4.5 inches and the resolution is 720p HD. There’s a 5MP shooter on the front as well, for satisfying your selfie needs. Android 4.4.2 KitKat runs the show here and there’s Sense 6 with BlinkFeed out of the box.
As mentioned above, HTC has dropped a few features, most notably the dual rear cameras. Instead of the UltraPixel sensor, the company has gone with a 13MP primary shooter and there’s only one LED flash. Also, the BoomSound speakers are present here and the company will preload the phone with the Zoe Highlights and Zoe application for creating and sharing video compilations of images and clips.
HTC notes that the One mini 2 will go on sale starting next month. The device will initially be available in EMEA and Asia in color options of gunmetal grey, glacial silver and amber gold. No price has been provided for the smartphone as yet.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications:
– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Sense 6
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 1GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot
– 2100mAh battery
– 5MP front camera
– 13MP rear snapper