HTC One Mini

1.4GHz Snapdragon S4, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 720p display

The HTC One Mini hasn't yet been officially announced, but thanks to a steady stream of leaks we already know a great deal about what to expect from HTC's upcoming mid-ranger. The device has appeared yet again today, over on German-based blog The outlet scored shots of the Mini's front face and back panel — almost identical to the full-size HTC One, with a few minor differences — along with a hardware details from the CPU-Z app which confirm what many were suspecting.

The HTC One Mini is said to pack a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, of which 11.2GB is available for use, and a 1280x720 display. The phone has a 4-megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera around the back, and a 1.6-megapixel front-facer, the site reports. On the software side, it's running HTC Sense 5 atop Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean — the same Android version to which the European HTC One has recently been updated.

With the device now in carrier testing, according to today's report, hopefully it won't be too long before the HTC One Mini is officially unveiled for all to see. Sources have told Android Central to expect an early August launch for HTC's "Mini," while the larger "HTC One Max" is on track for a September arrival.


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outlooker says:

This is provably the perfect device for someone who wants a device for medium level usage, not much gaming and heavy multi tasking. Not everyone needs a top of the line smartphone. And its nice to smaller sized Androids in the industry. Heck, even five inch screens are the norm these days. These devices allow users with a smaller taste to own a latest device.

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Drizzle18 says:

I agree, even though I'm not one of those people. I'd push this thing to its max.

godfrey2000 says:

1 GB ram is ridiculous... Ram is the most important thing in the smart phone.You can use less powerful CPU but won't touch ram.

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PaulKinslow1 says:

I agree, after much personal frustration with 1g I will refuse anything limited to that. What is it with 16gb of storage? Even some high end non-expandable phones are limited to 16gb. It seems very inexpensive now so why limit that feature? I'm by no means a power user, but I'm way past 16gb already. I'm fine with mid-range phones otherwise but stuck buying a big high-end phone because of these two issues.

miwaca says:

This device could easily dominate the midrange segment. All that matters is the price.

godfrey2000 says:

This device will not run smoothly last android is version

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outlooker says:

This is perfect for a people who don't necessarily need a top of the line smartphone but want a decent, newest model android for their regular needs. But again, the price of this will decide everything.

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There is going to be stiff competition at the mid Moto X, S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini.
It all comes down to pricing though. Rumour has it the Moto X will be competitively priced around $299. The S4 Mini is already expensive on the European market.
If HTC could price the One Mini around $300-349, they will have a winner.
My only gripe with the One Mini is the 1 Gb RAM.

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Stakoman says:

My only complaint is the 4megapixel camera

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It's the same on the One. Nothing to complain or to worry about.

3Dee says:

Don't forget the Sony Xperia SP...

I don't think that the Moto X will be the device that will be on equal grounds with ones you mentioned but indeed better.

SniperDaws says:

I wouldn't touch this phone, not because it's a bad phone Infact it's gorgeous but HTC don't support their midrange phones :-( I preferred the look and price of the HTC one s over the x and the s actually turned out to be much faster but HTC have dropped the HTC one s and won't be updating it to 4.2.2 with Sense 5 but they are updating the laggy as shit One X :-(

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anubis2kx says:

What One X have you used that's "laggy as shit"? I'm using the One X now and it's by far better that the One S. But I do feel your pain about the lack of previous phone was the HTC Sensation which apparently wasn't 'able to run Jellybean' according to htc.

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randyw says:

HTC said the same thing about the Desire HD/Inspire 4G and ICS. And they ran custom ICS roms very well and some folks are running Jelly Bean on them.

Luke Smith1 says:

I would like to check camera result!Civic Floor Mats

TheDu9du says:

Boo!! give it more RAM!!
we want RAM!

Saneless says:

RAM is weak for a Sense device, and storage is even weaker. Other than that it's perfect. Unfortunately manufacturers aren't willing to give customers choice on storage sizes, and also we know from even recent experience that since it's not the top of the line from HTC, they'll never support it after 6 months.

godfrey2000 says:

I don't understand all this "mini" fashion... Why for a god sake 1 GB ram? Do we need also Mini Productivity from this mobile? Mini must refer only to screen size...but not for hardware inside... Otherwise this phone is same as galaxy s2 ...maybe little better...

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mssca says:

Too many HTC fans on AC. Oh well... Good to see more choice for mid range too.

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GoGetemB says:

Honestly, who is going to want this?
With the pace of technology, this phone is going to be outdated soon as it drops...
An average user is not understand that once you really start putting apps on this and daily usage is going make this seem like it is trash.

Maybe if this phone was free and made to be locked so maybe a teen could use the phone and not go ape...

HTC wonders why they have such big losts...Samsung can afford mid-level phones, HTC cannot.

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MrJedi says:

Kind of sick of of the specs of the mini devices from all manufacturers. Mini should relate to form factor, not nerfed internals. I understand the screen can't have the same specs as a flagship, but why does the RAM and storage have to suffer as well? 12GB is not enough usable storage when there is no SD card.

TauSigmaNova says:

I'm fine with the specs but after going back to my sgs tab 10.1 with a tegra 2 and 1gb ram from my nex4, I realize that 1 GB of ram is really terrible and unusable.

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DWR_31 says:

Last year's Galaxy S 3 is pretty much a bigger S 4 mini. The point is buying last years flagship will get you the same specs cheaper. Yes I know this is an HTC post, but the same applies.

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1GB of ram and Sense..... yeah that'll work. (sarcasm if it wasn't clear enough) Sense restarts and horrible multitasking killing applications web browser closing for lack of ram, and why the H does sense itself eat up so much memory!

My advise to anyone looking at this phone is to skip it. Maybe if it was running without sense or maybe cyanogen it will be useable.

richard_c says:

Can someone please tell me whats wrong with only 1GB RAM? Seeing as most people agree its a good mid range phone, so using Facebook, playing games like angry birds and not much heavy multi-tasking. So it isnt aimed at hardcore die hard power users.

I just dont get why people rip into mid range phones and go they're rubbish and cant do this or this, its a mid range phone. I for one wish more phones like this would come out with screens at 4" and 4.3" instead of these huge phones that are like bricks in your pocket

Baleeted says:


People don't seem to understand that for the normal person, 1GB is more than enough RAM for pretty much everything.