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HTC One Mini 2 Now Official: 4.5″ HD Display, Snapdragon 400, 13MP Camera

HTC One Mini 2

It may be late, but HTC is wide awake, and have just announced the One Mini 2. After plenty of leaks and rumors, the device is official, with availability beginning this June in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. However, there are currently no specifics from HTC as to when North America can expect to see the device. 

The One Mini 2 features a 4.5″ HD display, Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 5MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear-facing camera, NFC, BoomSound, 2,100mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and comes running Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” with Sense 6 on top.

While most potential buyers may be a tad upset over the inclusion of only a Snapdragon 400 chipset and 1GB of RAM, the company did throw in at least one monster spec, with the 13MP camera on its backside. And of course, buyers can also expect the same metallic premium quality feel that the One (M8) offers.

The device will come in the same Silver, Grey, and Gold color variants as its bigger brother, and when more release information is know for the US, we will let you know.

Let’s hear your thoughts on the One Mini 2 below.

One Mini 2 One Mini 2

HTC launches the beautifully compact HTC One mini 2

5MP front-facing camera, HTC BoomSound™ and HTC Sense™ 6 offer a best-in-class experience, wrapped in an iconic design

London, 15th May 2014 – HTC, a global leader in innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC One mini 2, the latest addition to its renowned HTC One family. Featuring a compact, yet generous 4.5″ HD display, HTC Sense™ 6 with HTC BlinkFeed™ and an impressive 5MP front-facing camera, the HTC One mini 2 brings the iconic metal craftsmanship and best-in-class experience of the HTC One (M8) to those in search of a more compact model. “The latest member of the award-winning HTC One family distills the advanced features that have earned it global acclaim, into an elegant, compact handset”, said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “Its size and tapered edges fit perfectly in a hand, pocket or purse, making it look great and feel even better to use. It’s the perfect choice for those who love the iconic design of the HTC One (M8) yet want something more compact.”

Beauty runs in the family

Sporting the same breakthrough design that led HTC to receive an iF gold product design award in 2014 for the HTC One (M7), the sleek HTC One mini 2 features the smoothly curved back and brushed Gunmetal Gray finish of the HTC One (M8). Also available in Glacial Silver and Amber Gold, its compact size and stylish design make it an obvious choice for those who want a phone that both looks and feels incredible.

High quality camera for naturally stunning selfies

With a 5MP front-facing camera, high-quality selfies are guaranteed. Re-takes won’t be required, as the front camera’s self-timer gives you ample time to prepare your pose before the image is captured.

To give those self-portraits an element of professionalism, the HTC One mini 2 also features Touch Up for subtle beauty enhancements to smoothen the skin, eliminate red eye and adjust the contours of the face, while still looking natural. If you’re feeling playful, you can also give your selfies a manga-like effect using Touch Up’s eye-enhancement feature.

HTC BoomSound™ – A small device that makes a big sound

It may be compact, but the HTC One mini 2 packs HTC BoomSound technology to deliver powerful, crisp and clear audio that has never been more brilliant. Equipped with the same amplifier as the HTC One (M8), the One mini 2 delivers rich tones from bass through to treble, producing high-quality, immersive sound through the dual-frontal speakers that have become synonymous with the award-winning HTC One family.

HTC BlinkFeed™ – The news that matters, live on your home screen

Turning your home screen into a live stream of the latest news and social updates, HTC BlinkFeed™ makes the content that matters to you more accessible and easier to read than ever before. Aggregating feeds from a growing list of over 1,000 partners, adaptable tiles display your social media updates and favorite news topics, giving you the latest information direct to your home screen. Continuous scrolling also makes it quick and simple to view different stories, keeping you up to date with the latest developments at all times.

Share and collaborate with Zoe™

Create Zoe Highlight videos of your most memorable experiences with the 13MP camera and share them with friends and family via the HTC Zoe app* and other social media channels. For those unforgettable moments, the Remix function allows your followers to add their own photos, videos and soundtracks to create new Zoe Highlight videos that help you re-live the experience from every perspective.

Regional Availability

The HTC One mini 2 will be available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold in EMEA from the end of May 2014 and in North Asia from June 2014.

  • Kavin William

    Hello friend, nice sharing. Buy Htc parts from reputed shop and get it at reasonable rate.

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    I wonder if that means the are going away from the ultrapixel concept is going away.

  • LionStone

    Right on! This is the perfect phone for the girl.

    So funny these guys that wanted the smaller M8 but complain about the lack of specs, even though it’ll run better or same as anything else out there.

    • M3D1T8R

      You’re mostly right except for the 1GB of ram. That will be felt. Too bad, 2GB and I’d consider this for my wife, maybe even for myself.

  • jnt

    Can’t wait to see the photo comps between this and the M8…

  • M3D1T8R

    Looks good and size is nice. Too bad they put in such low end specs. 2gb ram at least needs to be standard by now, I don’t care if it’s a “mid range” device.

  • LightofHonor

    Moto G LTE in a new case and better camera.

  • BoFiS

    Awesome, a less-stupidly-huge phone, however, is there still a MicroSD??

    EDIT: YES! It seems to include a MicroSD slot, score!
    ( http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14078 )

  • tu3218

    For being a 4.5″ screen, doesn’t seem much smaller. I’d like to see this next to a Moto X.

    • Cael

      It’s the same size as the first One pretty much.

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    This is probably a pretty decent phone, assuming you can sub out Sense for a ROM.

  • d-rock

    The only way for HTC to come back is to offer a Nexus type device for a nexus type price…if they offered a super phone for $400 or under, that had a great look and feel to it, they would be relevant again.

  • Jason Kahn

    The mini moniker should be used only when making a small phone, not when making a rather large phone with lower spec internals.

    However, on the plus side I hope the camera is a sign HTC had given up on the ultra pixel gimmick.

  • Tony G.

    purely for margins. new phone with specs from 2 years ago. majority of people dont care about specs like we do. have to make your $ somewhere

  • Jprime

    Am I the only one who finds this whole design ugly? Its so 80s looking (in a bad way).

  • Cael

    HTC One Mini 2: 5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches
    HTC One (M7): 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
    How is it Mini in any way?

    • LionStone

      Its a smaller version than the M8, hence mini. Doesn’t matter if the M8 mini is bigger than another phone.

  • benjaninja

    Does it have an IR blaster?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Nope.

  • SJ

    The only thing that disappoints me is the 1gb of ram. I mean, Yes it matters. I’ve used a Moto G and had it say to me You cannot perform this action due to ram. 1gb is just not enough for android any longer. The screen is fine, the proc is fine, the camera should be fine, but the ram…. arghh.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      What action are you trying to perform that it says 1GB of ram is not enough for? The fact is, the G runs 4.4 which was designed to run better on devices with lower specs. If you’re running an app that needs more than that, I’m not sure what to say. I’ve owned many iOS devices over the years (and many android devices) and have yet to see an app tell me I couldn’t do something because of a memory shortage.

      Blame the app, not the phone.

      • SJ

        Uploading pictures to web sites. Don’t think that is an app issue. Unless chrome sucks (which it does as far as ram consumption goes).

      • Chris

        doesn’t hurt to have more ram……

  • chris kilps

    how is 4.5 mini? I still getting used to 4.7.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      That’s what struck me as funny. The Nexus 5 is a bit too large for me, my wife’s Moto X at 4.7 is a perfect fit. Amazing though the direction that phones have taken in just a short period of time. I remember the launch of the original iPhone when 3.5 was considered a large screen.

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    I dont understand how manufactueres expect users to get the same experience in their new “mini devices” as their flagships when they cut the specs in half but keep the software basically the same…it seems just like bad business…and what this phone will be 100 with 2 year instead of 200? or w.e…its ridiculous…sony is the only company that gets it but to bad they give the states no love…our only choices for higher end phones in small packages now a days is seriously going to be just moto and apple(ick)

  • moelsen8

    Wow. They gimped it.

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  • hkklife

    How much internal storage? I wouldn’t be surprised to see it with only 8GB if it has a microSD slot. And 1GB of RAM is just a cruel joke so HTC doesn’t have to commit to future OS updates. They could have given it at least 1.5GB like the latest Desire 816.

    And this Mini probably shares the same 13megapixel sensor from the Desire, which means its not going yo be a GS5 or iPhone killer image quality-wise. I’m calling it DOA.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      16GB

    • Chris

      “And 1GB of RAM is just a cruel joke so HTC doesn’t have to commit to future OS updates.”

      given they already made it well known that they are in fact commied to OS updates, your comment is moot.

  • trophynuts

    smh @ that fact that 4.5 is now considered mini…..

  • Z Odbuster

    why is North America seemingly ignored by a lot of manufacturers of these products…

  • http://www.troymcilvena.com Troy Mcilvena

    @Timotato:disqus Any word of optical image stabilisation?

    • Eric R.

      Most likely not

  • Jordi Agricola

    If it costs over $299, this thing’s dead on arrival.

    • DainLaguna

      I know….because SO many consumers (aka non android enthusiasts) are buying out of contract straight up.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Taller than the GS4. A bit shorter than the g2. Width of the moto x.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      taller than the gs4? lmao some mini

  • Mia Watson

    Nice phone……. with camera.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    What a horrible name for a phone.

    • Jeff Jonson

      What a horrible name for a person…

      • The Narrator

        You’re missing an h

        • The Announcer

          You’re missing so much more….

          • The Narrator

            Yeah, I guess I’m missing a few “.” that you stole to add to your sentence for some reason.

          • Said no woman ever

            One can never have enough periods.

          • anon

            My wife begs to differ lol

        • Jeff Joqnshon

          (and the silent “q”)

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        Guess I’m getting popular around here to have people make fake accounts with my name -_-

        • YouMustBeNewHere

          Not fake – guest. No registration necessary.

          So no, you’re still as unpopular as ever. :)

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            You have way too much free time, Narrator.

          • Not The Narrator

            *laughing*

            Nope. I ain’t he. i generally completely disagree with him on almost everything, actually.

            (The “unpopular” jab was in jest…you wouldn’t take anything personally from a guest account, would you?)

          • The Narrator

            I don’t type like that

    • Josh

      At least its not the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

  • http://www.friv3go.com/ friv 3

    13MP, make sure that the image quality would be great, along with the technical specifications and stability updates.

  • Milind Shah

    why does every phone manufacturer except sony think that mini or compact means decreasing the specs along with the size? :/

    • Aiden Richardson

      Exactly!

    • Rated_mini

      wondering HOW MINI-ER in size it is in reality,
      considering that its display is 0.5″(?) smaller, but there are still all those black bars, logos, speakers and BEZELS.

      Awful branding BTW.

      • michael arazan

        Wonder how Mini-er the price will be

        Reasonably, it shouldn’t cost more than $300

    • MyFantasyTrumpsYourReality

      I want it all and don’t care that what I want isn’t realistic or feasible either. We should form a club!

    • The Narrator

      Should stop making mini phones. They’re useless and look bad.

      • guest

        oh really? how much does this useless phone cost?

        • The Narrator

          That’s not the point.

      • aQuickBit

        Please explain how they “look bad” just for being smaller. I’m genuinely curious.

        • The Narrator

          Specs

          • anon

            No….lower specs means cost effective….

          • The Narrator

            It’s really cheap to sell a device with top specs, they’re just greedy bastards. Hence, mini phones should die. If people want a small phone, buy a cheap prepaid phone or an iPhone. It’s simple.

          • anon

            I thought so to until I asked and it really isnt. Not only parts but R&D and patents with royalty deals. I asked why 1 free device didnt have an LED flash. Turned out it added an extra $20 to the price tag for that. So it isnt as clear cut as parts cost $100 that should be retail. Also you have to buy wall space in stores, shipping, all kinds of other stuff.

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      I didn’t want to reply*

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  • Aiden Richardson

    Sony are the only OEM who “gets” the compact phone concept. They’re basically the only manufacturer except Apple who have put high performance into a small form factor. The Z1 Compact blows this thing away – http://versus.com/en/htc-one-mini-2-vs-sony-xperia-z1-compact

    • WickedToby741

      I want one manufacturer to offer 3 sizes of an otherwise identical phone. Wouldn’t that make more sense from an R&D and support standpoint? Motorola shows they kind of get it too. The Droid Mini had most of the goods of its larger brethren.

      • hkklife

        Well, battery capacity can truly be a limitation of space/form factor. But I agree on all the other counts.

    • j

      lol jesus One Mini is massive compared to the Z1 with only .2″ more screen.

    • Nagini

      “High performance” and “iPhone” don’t belong in the same sentence….

    • M3D1T8R

      I agree except for the part about Apple. 1GB ram in the Iphone is – like this new One Mini – mid range at best. Most of its other specs as well (battery, screen, bezels…).

  • Tyrone Biggums

    Looks better than the M8! Those double cameras throws me off. I’d buy it.

  • Guest

    So this is effectively a Nexus 4 with better speakers and metal construction?

    • Eric R.

      And Sense

      • WickedToby741

        And LTE.

        • moelsen8

          And hipster troll car washes.

          • YeahIWantOne

            Everyone forgets about the huge tinfoil catamarans….

        • tyguy829

          and only 1gb ram

          • Guest

            and a better camera.

          • Adrynalyne

            and a better camera

    • Guest

      and it’s not glass

  • Erstam

    I bet the camera on this is better than the ultra pixel

    • Mini_Spec_Degradini

      +
      without that second camera it even looks a bit better!

    • K

      HTC probably purposely degraded the 13MP sensor to show how awesome the duo cam ultrapixel stuff is

      • michael arazan

        Here’s a terrific sports car, only problem is no one makes fuel for it.

  • Jeremiah Hawkins

    4.5 inches is mini? Wow, and I remember when the 4.3 inch Droid X was to big for some. I have my Note 2 so what do I care, but that isn’t mini.

  • Daniel Russell

    Even the mini has the wonderful HTC black bar!