HTC One Mini (M8)'s rather pricy European pricing leaks


The HTC One Mini (M8) was leaked out by two Finnish online retailers, revealing a steep price tag. Although Finland can be an expensive country in terms of tech pricing, the One M8's "mini-me" will retail for around $720 (520 EUR) including taxes, which doesn't paint a very optimistic picture for neither European, nor American customers that look forward to it and hope to save some change in their pockets.



Then again, the One Mini M8 isn't your typical mid-range daily driver - in addition to a 4.5-inch 720p display, the phone will proudly feature its big brother's metal build. The specs are also quite decent, with a dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU filling in for the quad-core Snapdragon 801, and a respectable 13-megapixel camera replacing the 4MP UltraPixel shooter and partnering duo-camera (as heard previously).



It's not yet known when HTC will announce the One Mini (M8), but it looks like you will have enough time to ponder whether the high price is justified by the phone's premium design and the attention given to it in all aspects.



via Afterdawn

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22 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

$720 for a low spec phone that reminds people of 2011? I thought HTC had fired the bad execs. I guess not.

15. Sid91 unregistered

I currently use the m8 and love it but the mini is a small screen phone and the on screen buttons take up part of the 4.5 screen leaving the useable screen real estate the same as an iphone , even the camera Im not sure will be good cuz the new htc 816 probably has the same 13mp cam and the reviews on web are not impressed by its snapper even recommending m8 over 816 in some cases. So personally I would recommend the previous htc mini or even a iphone 5 if you want a small phone however its up to you what you want.

16. Sid91 unregistered

I think the prices are much higher for HTC smartphones in Finland than other parts of the world so if someone from Finland can provide us with the current m8 price we may be able to get a more accurate price comparison for other parts of the world for the mini m8

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This has to be wrong. The One M8 was 530 euros when it first launched if I'm not mistaken, there's no way this would just be 10 off.

2. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't trust those numbers until they are made official. I remember the Note 3 neo was said to be pricier than the Note 3, and the Gear 2 will have the same price as the Gear neo and turned up to be nothing but rumors. As for the phone, I think it will be a worthy of an upgrade for my mom's iP5.

3. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

$720? I believe the higher price tag is of one of those "get it before anyone else" listings. $500 is what you should expect when it is launched

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

the problem with htc one mini was pricing....and it did not sell very well....... the same is going to happen to htc one mini 2...

5. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

and than htc wonder why they are losing market share and profit......

6. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

If this is true..then goodluck with your m8 mini htc..thats a lot of money for that specs!

7. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Please tell me the value of m8 in Finland.

8. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Shut up and stay away from HTC

9. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

the little brother has better camera than the big brother lol

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Big brother sees in the dark, haha

21. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

made my day ;)

11. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Vote me in for the Mini. Gunmetal, please. No matter the price. Sorry - but anuthing > 4.7/8 is not for me.

12. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

dead on arrival..... cause of death: overpricing

13. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

dead on arrival..... cause of death: overpricing

14. trqster

Posts: 176; Member since: May 17, 2013

Smartphones are bloody expensive in Europe! Americans are spoiled for choice. An HTC One M8 costs about 1.100USD in my (european) home country...

17. wideallyphan

Posts: 16; Member since: May 09, 2014

So Specs-wise it's basically a Moto G with a cam with more megapixels and an aluminium body. and for that you pay roughly $500 more. Nice deal, HTC.

18. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Son I'm disappoint

20. tahirk

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

What!!! Why would anybody go for it when they have the option to go for HTC One M7, Samsung Galaxy S4 or LG G2 at much lower price and will surely blow apart M8 Mini.

22. alexandrecastro

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I bought my M8 on ebay for less lol

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