HTC have officially unveiled the little sibling to the HTC One, the HTC One Mini. The Mini will launch at a cheaper price-point and should suit those that found the HTC One to be a tad on the large side. In order to shrink down a few things had to be sacrificed, and so the Mini sports a 1.4GHz dual-core processor instead of the 1.7GHz quad-core processor of the normal One.
Also worth noting is that the display takes a hit and it taps out at 720p. The BoomSound speaker feature that HTC has been lauded for is thankfully sicking around, as is the Ultrapixel camera. In order to squeeze everything into a smaller package and save on costs, the HTC One Mini will incorporate more poly-carbonate plastic but will still be mostly aluminum.
Even though the HTC One has been performing well, it hasn't been enough to save the company just yet. Of course, the recent failure of the HTC First hasn't exactly helped. The HTC One Mini will hopefully be able to fill whatever need the HTC One hasn't been able to.
HTC have no announced a solid release date, but they expect the HTC One Mini to launch worldwide this August. The price also remains a mystery, but expect to be at least a little cheaper than the regular HTC One. HTCpedia will be carrying HTC One Mini products, so stay tuned for more info on that.
Is the HTC One simply too large for you? Well, don't worry, because a smaller one will be coming your way. Technically this isn't official news, but it is sourced from two different people at HTC. The HTC One Mini is said to launch in August, so expect an official announcement shortly. The HTC One Mini will feature a smaller display and generally lower specs. Expect a lower price-point, and hopefully the Mini One will be able to attack the market from a way that the full-sized version isn't hitting.