Bloomberg: 4.3" HTC One Mini is real, to “go on sale by August”

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Have you heard of the HTC One Mini? Just like Samsung is milking its flagship branding for phones small, large and with optical zoom, HTC might be releasing a scaled down version of its 4.7-inch flagship too.

Bloomberg regurgitates the speculation we've heard on it so far, such as a 4.3" display with lower resolution than the parent, which on that screen size would still be swell, and a slower Snapdragon processor. The business publication, however, also confirms the One Mini to "go on sale by August".

Given that the HTC One has Full HD 1080p display and scorching Snapdragon 600, if the HTC One Mini sports "just" HD 720p screen and Snapdragon 400, for instance, it would still be a great midranger.

That's especially if it comes with an UltraPixel camera, as rumored, and the BoomSound dual front stereo speakers, which is expected as well. The only variable is the price, but if it's in the $400 ballpark sans contract, HTC might have a veritable hit on its hands.

source: Bloomberg

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31 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I've said it twice and I'll say it again: This is how you do midrange. Bravo, HTC.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

720p and dualcore processor is high end if the iohone 5 is considered high end. there isn't anything separating it. It is just the Apple koolaid at work that makes people call this mid range. Until you can fit 1080p into 4.3 and a Qualcomm 600 can run on something less than 2300 mah, this is about as high end as you can go for compact phones. Android fans seem oblivious to this fact. Sure the Z10 has 768p but no one wants that aspect ratio.

19. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Probably the first sensible comment from you Taters. :)

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I always speak in Logic, it is just that the Samsung haters have their heads so far up their asses that they ignore my valid points. Haha

30. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Nokia is leading in Windows Phones Samsung is leading in High-end phones HTC will now lead Mid-range phones Good :) LG and Sony are learning (y).

2. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

HTC One mini >>> Galaxy S4 Mini

4. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Reasons: HTC One mini is getting all the features of HTC One. 1. Boom Sound 2. Ultra Pixles 3. Aluminum Design 4. Blink Feed 5. Zoe 6. Beats Audio S4 Mini hasn't got any feature from S4. 1. No Smart Pause 2. No Smart scroll 3. No Air View 4. Multi Window 5. Not even 720 resolution display 6. No Air gestures (hover to accept call etc)

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Agree, also the Htc mini coming with same spec as Htc One, now there are loads a people who don't like and hate anything over 4.3, especially iFans. So this could attract loads a iFans, and Apple will soon head down South™

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This won't make much of a dent in Apple sales, but it'll provide a strong alternative. Heck if they steal even 10% of iPhone 5 sales, it would be a windfall for HTC.

28. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Hello kiddo!

31. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I say what's the big idear? Anti-Troll, what's going on..... ™®©

32. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Nothing is going on kiddo.

9. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

yup, S4 mini got pwned

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung failed on midrange.......HTC One Mini >>> Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. HTC FTW! Good job HTC!

6. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Exactly! +1 :)

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Have a nice 1 weeks vacation by PhoneArena™

5. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

HTC ONE MINI > S4 MINI Reasons: HTC One mini is getting all the features of HTC One. 1. Boom Sound 2. Ultra Pixles 3. Aluminum Design 4. Blink Feed 5. Zoe 6. Beats Audio S4 Mini hasn't got any feature from S4. 1. No Smart Pause 2. No Smart scroll 3. No Air View 4. Multi Window 5. Not even 720 resolution display 6. No Air gestures (hover to accept call etc)

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha.....exactly! +1

8. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Now you can't thumb me down plastic fans! Hahaha!

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Even galaxy s4 sell more than HTC One But HTC one mini will sell more than s4 mini..

27. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

get a life you got 6+ pa accounts TheBitterrTruth, xperiaDROID, ihatesmartphone ,TROLL and many more you are the only troll in this website

29. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

BEWARE!! Samsung fan has gone full retarded! Be safe.

10. ihatesmartphone unregistered

HTC mini with 720p 4.3 inch is a great deal but... $400!! It should be less than $350.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple Iphone 5. Below 720p 4 inch 1gb of ram Dual core processor. $649 Sure IOS costs more than sense, anything does, even WP8 and BB10. And the iphone has a nice GPU. Plus the home button is in the right place, but that is about it. $400 is fair, as long as the buttons works, there are no gaps, and the volume rocker doesn't rattle. If it has anyone of those though, then it is HTC failing hard, again. Surprise surprise.

23. Luisit0

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

thats 400 off contract, the s4 mini i believe is set to be released around that same off contract price

14. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

looks awesm! I wonder how it compares with the xperia sp. whichever wins will be my next phone.

25. lovefist unregistered

i think xperia sp has the advantage of the adreno 320 gpu. this htc one mini however will probably have better display (if they use the slcd panels) build materials and don't forget the 2gb ram and boom sound.

20. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

HTC One mini for $400. You can buy the Nexus 4 for $299. So why bother. If I was going to BYOP, the Nexus 4 would be my choice.

21. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

For the camera and speakers maybe. And I guess if you prefer Sense 5 over stock (any takers?)

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Simple reasoning would be because the Nexus 4 is short and fat and big. If you don't mind the size though, Nexus 4 hands down. I honestly don't listen to music without earphones on my phone nor do I watch movies in public, kind of a waste of space those speakers and amp. Unfortunately, if those leaked pictures are correct, the HTC One mini isn't that much smaller than the HTC One which would put it in the same size category as the Nexus 4.

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