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HTC One mini 2 is here: 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, BoomSound, and a 4.5" display

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HTC One mini 2 is here: 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, BoomSound, and a 4.5
Where there's smoke, there's fire - we've been hearing about a potential sequel to last year's "mini" version of HTC's flagship, and the company didn't disappoint. HTC One mini 2 just got announced, and the most notable thing about it is that it eschews the UltraPixel camera line of HTC for a 13 MP backside-illuminated sensor. Given that the HTC One (M8) sports the unique Duo Camera that uses two sensor/lens combos for extra depth perception, the getup might have been too complicated to place into the more compact One mini 2, plus now we'll be able to resolve more detail in the pictures, as the UltraPixel unit, despite all its touted virtues, is still with a 4 MP sensor.

What most people are looking at in the trendy "mini" flagship versions, is a more compact chassis than the larger sibling, whose screens now cross well into the 5" mark at times. Well, the One mini 2 doesn't disappoint here, too, as it sports a much smaller chassis than the One (M8), housing a 4.5" display with 720x1280 pixels of resolution. The rest of the specs make it a decent midranger, too, as the munchkin sports a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage (12 GB user-available). This time HTC has provided a microSD card slot, too, which alone makes it a worthy upgrade from last year's One mini.

Add to these the new 5 MP wide-angle front camera, the BoomSound stereo speakers at the front, plus a larger, 2100 mAh battery, and the One mini 2 becomes a serious contender in the crowded midrange category. The handset runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, with Sense 6.0 sprinkled on top. As for price and availability, all we know so far is that the HTC One mini 2 will be available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold in EMEA countries and Asia from June, while the North American release is yet to be commented on. Do you like what HTC did with the "mini" One this year?

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