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HTC One mini 2 price and release date

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HTC One mini 2 price and release date
Will the real "mini" please stand up? This could be you, One mini 2, as you right all wrongs with the previous One mini edition. HTC's munchkin might have a midrange silicon, but there is now a microSD slot housed inside that prime aluminum chassis, a larger display, and a 13 MP camera on the back that is worth its salt. Add to these the BoomSound stereo speakers, a larger, 4.5" display, 5 MP wide field of view camera in the front, plus a well-sized battery, and the shrunken One is ready to pique your interest.

The HTC One mini 2 will be available in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold in European, Middle Eastern, African and Asia Pacific countries from June, while the North American release is yet to be commented on. The exact price of the One mini 2 will inevitably vary by market, but the midranger shouldn't be hovering much above the 400 USD/EUR or £250-300 mark without subsidies, if it wants to stay in the game, as the Xperia Z1 Compact would quickly eat its breakfast then. Granted, we had the HTC One mini 2 preorder pricing leaked out by two Finnish online retailers, revealing a steep price tag, but the Scandinavian region is pretty puffed up when it comes to tech costs, plus those preorder tags are often rather inflated and misleading, feeding on the early adopter frenzy. We are now getting reports (thanks, Timon) that the One mini 2 price in the Netherlands has actually been pegged at €469 already, including the value-added tax, so the aluminum munchkin might be breaking the 450 USD or EUR barrier after all, which would put it against some formidable competition.

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posted on 15 May 2014, 02:16 4

1. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

1gb ram ?? In 2014

Learn from sony htc.. for mini flagship

And your pricing is the worst...

I expect the good price to be 399$ at max

Or around 350$ is good price but ram is the issue

Should have had 1.5 at least

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:17

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Agreed, it should have the same specs as the M8
Also the M8 Mini is as tall as last years M7
M8 mini is 137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm
M7 is 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
I like that size, but that is not "mini" sized IMO
Maybe HTC need to make a M8 Nano

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:51

8. mayur007 (Posts: 577; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

@vince - agree
@csoulr - 1gb is at the mini flagship is not enough ..
then its not future proof ...

look at sony z1 compact it has the same features and z1 but screen res is less

thats mini .. not this

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:45 2

7. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)

Despite what most people think, 1GB RAM is ample for a smartphone of such specs............Excluding a few people(People following tech news), most people will have no problems with it.

A company has to look at the masses, not a certain group. Plus "Mini" versions including the Z1 Compact haven't actually sold much and will most probably never will

posted on 15 May 2014, 03:03 4

2. RedFox (Posts: 18; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

I believe moto X and nexus 5 are better options with a lower price 300-350$

posted on 15 May 2014, 03:25 1

4. Killua (Posts: 270; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)

It's certainly getting more brutal in that price range, especially after One Plus joining the fray (Despite their controversial invite stunt).

posted on 15 May 2014, 03:11 3

3. saenaedewe (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 May 2013)

ain't worth it

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:07

5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

With those specs anything over 300 Euros is a rip off.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:35

9. Moonbrook (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 May 2014)

I dunno if it worth the waiting, should l go with M8 or wait for this one, l want a better battery life, l hate my s4 l have to charge it 4 times daily

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:11

10. newbey123 (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

I would get the M8. If you can wait a little longer, you should hold out for the M8 Prime! Going to be a beast like the M8, but bigger screen and battery!

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:24

11. yankel (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

5 MP wide field of view camera in the front
Resolution has nothing to do with field of view

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