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Someone Got Their Hands on an HTC One Mini, Posts Up a Full Gallery

HTC One Mini

The One Mini from HTC has been popping up on the web here and there, but there is still nothing official from Taiwan in terms of release dates or anything of that nature. Until that starts happening, we will continue to have to settle for leaked galleries from Mr. Blurry Camera, but in all fairness these newest pictures aren’t even close to some of the bad ones we have seen in the past of previous devices. 

This person even took the time to place the Mini next to a regular-sized One, allowing us to get a real perspective on just how big, err, smaller this thing really is. As a refresher, this device sports a 4.3″ 720p display, is said to be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, Ultrapixel camera and supposedly comes from the factory with Android 4.2.

Let’s take a moment to silently thank all the Mr. and Ms. Blurry Cameras out there.

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Via: Forte

  • http://www.yepi10.net/ yepi 10

    Someone Got Their Hands on an HTC One Mini, Posts Up a Full Gallery
    i want really an HTC ONE

  • Sanjay kumar negi

    HTC One mini is finally releasing very soon in the month of July. This phone is basically made for emerging markets like china to compete against galaxy s4 mini.

    http://www.91mobiles.com/htc-one-mini-price-in-india

  • http://www.yepiclip.com/ yepi

    That is what the product line smart mobile phone can do.

  • Earl Smith

    those goddamn bezels

  • feztheforeigner

    Take some of the screen edges of an HTC One and turn it into bezel. Out comes the HTC One Mini

  • Caleb Loop

    Htc’s cover photo on facebook is ppretty clearly the one next to the one mini.

  • Tim242

    They made the display smaller, and the already huge bezels bigger. The device is barely smaller…not a mini.

  • afazel

    Now why can’t it be smaller and still have the same internals? I’d be all over this.

  • JMonkeYJ

    that thing has enormous top and bottom bezels

    • flosserelli

      Agreed. Looking closely, it seems they are larger than the One’s bezels. So HTC shrank the display but made the bezels bigger…just the opposite of every other phone manufacturer. /smh

  • flosserelli

    Judging by the comparison photos, it is not very “mini”.

  • middlehead

    If Verizon could be bothered to pick this up, I’d have sex with it. Then take Sense off. Then have sex with it again.

  • http://ThisWeeksBeats.com Deez

    I like where this is going. Phones that are manageable in size, yet still maintain the same powerful guts (thought it wouldn’t hurt if it was 1080p). However, I think that HTC did not go far enough in that they did not make this phone small enough. The bezel is far too large and so the size savings may not be significant enough. IMO, if you are going to put a lower-res screen, you can make up for it by making the device cutting-edge in terms of its size (i.e. just large enough to contain the screen and buttons, narrower, shorter and thinner.)

    • techpro1993

      You really have a high standard. This phone has higher resolution than IPhone 5 and S4 Mini and is regarded as low resolution. Maybe they can make 1080p on 4.3 next year.

      • flosserelli

        No, he’s pointing out the fact that the bezel is 1-2 mm larger (top to bottom) on each end. Look at the comparison photos closely and you will see. HTC shaved 2 mm of screen on both ends, but they made the bezel larger(?) For what purpose? They could have had a smash hit with the smaller-is-better crowd, but the overall effect is a device that is marginally smaller than the One.

        • techpro1993

          That’s right. This might have to do with keeping proper aspect ratio between height and width because of dual frontal speakers.

  • Bigsike

    I’ll be more impressed if someone get their hand on a VZW HTC One…

  • npooty

    Anyone think that this is the HTC One Verizon will carry as a possible exclusive? They said they will offer the HTC One but didn’t actually say it would be exactly the One that’s offered now.

    I’m betting in the back photo he’s covering the Verizon logo with his finger and sticker.

    • Ian

      I doubt it, but Verizon never ceases to disappoint.

    • droidrazredge

      I think that will piss off people a lot more than they already are now if HTC and Verizon were to pull something like that. The furious people will probably write a singed petition,send it to Verizon Corporate and then form a mass exodus from Verizon.

    • techpro1993

      Probably not. Sticker probably has serial number or batch number to track down tester.

  • Cody

    The iPhone must be considered micro then!

  • MichaelFranz

    that black just looks better and better, honestly get rid of the nav button layout, leave the HTC logo for the sake of having a log and put on screen buttons…when will OEM’s listen to the public…

    maybe Moto X gets it right…new battery tech, new tech outside of software, and everythign else the public wants

    • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

      Unless someone decided to extend the screen for the nav buttons, I’d rather they stay off the screen and don’t take up my valuable screen space. I’ve had a Gnex and a GS3 and the amount of information the GS3 shows feels like double compared to the Nexus.

      • MichaelFranz

        I agree it does, but i go the custom ROM route and most of them offer a shrunken Nav bar option or even to hide the nav bar and use PIE controls.

        • http://twitter.com/wynalazca Andrew Webber

          I upgraded to the GS3 before the PIE controls came out. I tried them on my GS3 but they were kinda buggy and didn’t always pop up when I wanted. I’m sure I’d be using them if I was on a device with on-screen keys.

    • Blue Sun

      Why would you expect Moto to listen to the public & get it right?

      • MichaelFranz

        Because google has a say now, while Moto is technically independant, you knwo there is a say….plus….no more Sanjay

        • droidrazredge

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO You brought back those horrific memories again! The first rule about Sanjay is that you never talk about Sanjay!

          • MichaelFranz

            HAHA true, but just like the pending apocolypse, we always have to reflect back to see where we really came from.

          • Chris Schmucker

            He who must not be named.

    • nvitone23

      how does a 3500 mAh battery sound? oh and it will have on screen buttons

      • MichaelFranz

        battery size is great and all but i think we need to see some new kind of battery tech. As in how are they going to make 3500mah last longer not through software and are they going to use the same build of battery or switch to something else.

        • nvitone23

          well future processors will get better and better on battery life and once the transition to VoLTE is completely made and there is no more CDMA radios in the phones, that fact that it wont be switching around between 3g and 4g will save A LOT of battery, but yea I know what you are saying

          • flosserelli

            VoLTE is still a long way from becoming a reality, even on Verizon’s extensive network.

          • nvitone23

            beginning of next year if I am not mistaken

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    is it just me or does that app drawer icon (or the one to go back once inside the app drawer) look like HTC took some ideas from the Super Mario brick blocks?

    this one
    http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/MIni-5.jpeg

    vs. this one
    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKd7hF_jyy-hUDZbxxPk1FTOi22b4_22aTkezKUIANJejt5PFEqw

    • Blue Sun

      Time to bust some bricks for that flower power.

  • http://andymerskin.com/ Andy Merskin

    If this is the size of Mini, then I’d hate to see how small an iPhone Mini would be. :P

    Looks like a great phone, and a great size though. There are many in the market for a smaller Android device than the new average 4.7 – 5.8-inch phones we’re seeing.

    • http://andymerskin.com/ Andy Merskin

      Of course, if Apple were to release an iPhone Mini, it would probably be the standard 3.5-inch everyone was so used to before the 5.

  • turdbogls

    wonder if they are dropping the aluminum housing? wouldn’t surprise me being a mid range device, but you can clearly see the seams on the front where you cannot on the HTC One. and also the flash on the camera is in a spot that would normally contain a strip of plastic. time will tell, but i am assuming it is mostly plastic, or at least not a unibody design.

    not that that matters to me, this isn’t a device i am interested in.

    • http://ThisWeeksBeats.com Deez

      What indicated mid-range device in this post? I’m not up-to-date on the top processors, is this Snapdragon slower than the one on the larger One? It still has 2GB RAM which indicates to me a high-end phone. The 720p doesn’t throw me off since with lesser real estate 720p can be indistinguishable from 1080p.

      • Justin W

        It’s the 720p screen and dual core processor that make this phone mid range.

        @turdbogls, it should have the aluminum Infiniti according to rumors.

  • OGDX owner here

    for me personally the 4.3 size screen is perfect.

    • Col_Angus

      …Said no woman ever.

      • mustbepbs

        Okay Colonel ANUS!

        • Ian

          Okay mustbePMS!

          • Geoff Johnson

            Okay Iran!

          • mustbepbs

            Okay JERKOFF JOHNSON!

          • jacob

            okay Ian!

            i’m not very good at this.

        • Col_Angus

          My given name is Ennol… Ennol Angus

        • michael arazan

          I think its pronounced Conalingus = P

      • sk3litor

        Every gf ive had has said that. Hmmmm…

  • ahhh yes

    cue INXS New sensation!

  • Edwin M

    Do you think HTC comes out with an “Active” phone next? It seems like they are scratching and clawing to keep up.

  • ahhh yes

    Im not a fan of bigger phone 5″ screens etc. I would love a 4.3 w/ top of the line specs….why are the good specs saved for larger phones.

    • cortesjues

      that way components don’t need to be as small….

      • afazel

        I have a hard time believing the chip is smaller just because it’s a dual-core instead of a quad-core. Not enough to justify leaving the better processor out of a phone that’s not really all that much smaller.

        • cortesjues

          Might have to do with heat distribution… It just makes no sense to me that if they could fit more on the larger phone that they wouldn’t…

  • zepfloyd

    Basically follows the vein of the Incredible S and One S

  • Bob Buttons

    How do menu settings work on a phone such as this since there’s no ‘menu’ button as far as I can tell? I’ve never owned one like this. Does it solely rely on in-app icons for context menus?

    • turdbogls

      yes, but if there is not an in app menu button, it puts a “navigation bar” at the bottom of the screen with a single menu button on it. see below

      http://phandroid.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/menu-button-635×422.jpg

      however, some of the leaked 4.2.2 ROMs for the HTC one have included an option to use some swipe or longpress options on the home button to trigger a menu button press.
      i wish companies would just stick to the 3 button layout in googles order.

      • Blue Sun

        Moving the navigation buttons out of order vs. the stock layout “should” be considered a fork in the OS. The idea is to have some sort of consistency between devices & apps.

    • justincase_2008

      Yes it acts the same way the Galaxy Nexus did. A menu button shows up with in the app.

  • KleenDroid

    Looks like a cute phone for the girls.

  • http://twitter.com/litobirdy litobirdy

    wow, now 4.3 inch phones are considered mini and officially called mini phones? crazyyy times

    • CivilDroid

      Lol! no kidding. Remember when the DroidX was an absolute BEAST of a phone!

      • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

        I never remember when that _junker_ was a beast of a phone.

        • Chris Stuart

          Droid X was awesome for its time. Now the X2, that was garbage.

          • droidrazredge

            Hahahah Droid X was awesome. That thing is built “Ford” Tough. I’ve dropped that so many times and still runs like a champ. As a matter of fact last night I dropped it and it formed dead pixels about the size of a thumb print ran. I was like dang, this is the end of the Droid X. I started to put it in the damaged phone pile I have but I decided to run a screen pixel app and it repaired itself. Droid X will not die!!!! I do agree with you that the Droid X2 was a failure and complete garbage.

          • http://google.com/+derekross Derek Ross

            I guess I’m the only one that thinks locked bootloaders and the unability to run true custom ROMs (not second init stuff) is a big deal. I happily stayed away from the DX, happily using my DINC, at that time.

        • MatthewSimmons

          DX was a junker? No way… I loved my original DX

          • http://profiles.google.com/cory.simpson Cory Simpson

            that thing was tough as hell. I beat the crap out of it and the screen never even scratched. Every phone since then just looking at it wrong and the screen mars.

          • Chris Stuart

            I flipped a kayak with mine in my pocket. Was totally soaked for a good 4 hours after that. After it dried it worked perfectly except the camera. I used that as an excuse to use my insurance claim when assurion was replacing X’s with X2’s (when this site posted it). Worst decision ever.

    • j

      Not only that, but the overall size of this ‘mini’ is NOT mini compared to the full sized One.. Its like 5mm smaller.

  • http://www.coroflot.com/mellerad Adam Meller

    Love the size. Hate the nav button layout.

    • MariaxNY

      there is an update it will fix the menu

      • turdbogls

        it wont fix the stupid layout though.

        • cryosx

          you used get to it, but that logo really should’ve been a button