HTC One mini 2 is here: 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, BoomSound, and a 4.5" display
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
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.
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HTC One mini 2 sports a premium aluminum chassis
1. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
Why do companies have these 'mini' phones which are midrange? Is sony really the only company that is concerned about the users in the premium sector that wants a compact flagship? Come on, HTC you can do better!
5. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
True that, Sony is the only one in the Android market providing a pure mini of there flagship phone. I would really love it if they stepped their game up when it comes to marketing, because Android loyalists need another dominant player to push each other and give us the best devices possible.
19. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
because no one will buy a mini which is priced like a flaship. plus these days 5 inchers are considered compact...
2. ara.armagedon (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2013)
I actually like this one better than the M8, guess why? (you have 13 guesses)
16. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yeah, a mini better than its flagship atleast in Camera.
3. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I usually don't care about thick bezels, but I hate them on the mini 2. I just saw a hands on comparison on gsmarena, and god, the ones on the mini are almost 5mm thicker than the bezels on the M8. HTC must do something with their upcoming phones and eliminate them, look at the Z2, much much improved bezels than those found on the original Z and Z1.
7. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
This one mini 2 even bigger than the original one.. what a nonsense.. those black htc logo bezel such a pain for my eyes!!
11. maherk (Posts: 1183; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
There is the super thick bezels, the size that is now almost as big as the original M7, and the 1gb of ram. HTC is shooting themselve in the foot with their strategy, they need to learn from LG and Sony, they are doing their best to lure Samsung buyers to their side, and HTC is standing there arrogantly with their stupid management.
4. GreekGeek (Posts: 844; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Yeah, i dont expect this one to be priced reasonably.
HTC's arrogant pricing is what pulling them into the mud.
9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1524; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
in my country the desire 816 is about half the price of the m8. So I think htc might price this one mini 2 reasonably
6. uchihakurtz (Posts: 275; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
The first Mini that out-performs (in camera) the original.
8. tiara6918 (Posts: 1524; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
This is gonna be a hit especially with htc's right strategy. Just price it somewhere near the price range of the desire 816
10. mayur007 (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Still wont success
1gb ram in 2014 learn from sony
13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Actually i'm impressed with an overall package with the sexy aluminium body. Hope they price it right to make it a tempting mid ranger. But moto G is also a quite similiar experience atleast in specs.
14. Alex123 (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
For me personally, nothing to complain about this time but just hope HTC prices it right then i will get one too :). I really wonder on how htc will price this phone because HTC One (M7) is USD 560 while One mini (M7) costs USD 430. Hopefully, it is below the One (M7)
15. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
That moment when mini version has better camera than flagship version........... Plus i want to know why companies are not using s4 pro processor or s600 processor in this year's mini or their midrange devices......???
20. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
If it weren't for the bezels, this would be a great phone.
21. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Very impressive. If I were going to get a mini version of a phone, this would be it, best option on the market. Good job HTC.
23. Odiin (Posts: 301; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
Only Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the true mini.