New HTC One mini 2 shows up at the GCF

New HTC One mini 2 shows up at the GCF
Expected to be officially announced later this month, the HTC One mini 2 (aka HTC One M8 mini) appeared at the GCF today. 

Since the GCF (Global Certification Forum) is an official “independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3GPP standards”, the existence of the One mini 2 is now pretty much confirmed.

It seems that this particular One mini 2 that was certified by the GCF is the European model, as it comes with LTE bands mainly used in Europe (bands 3, 7, 8 and 20). However, that doesn’t mean the handset won’t have a US version. In fact, we already heard that Verizon may launch the new One mini at some point.

Not long ago, we saw the One mini 2 in three color variants, and even in a hands-on photo. The new handset should be slightly larger than last year’s One mini, allegedly sporting a 4.5-inch 720p display. Other features should include a 13MP rear camera (no UltraPixel technology), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable internal memory. Like the 5-inch One M8, the HTC One mini 2 will run Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI. Well, we're now waiting for HTC to finally announce the handset.

source: GCF via Juggly (translated)

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One mini 2
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(16.2h 3G talk time)



1. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

13 mp and htc? Sounds gimmicky!

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No. Sounds great.

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

yup flagship is 4mp .... while mini got 13.... very bad strategy... what you all say

11. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

since when is better bad? ...the people on this site

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yeah totally agree Disspicable

3. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

So the mini will have a better camera? :p not good marketing..

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They will use a terrible 13MP to make 4MP look good

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Assuming more megapixels automatically makes it better. Megapixels don't mean everything. The Titan 2 had a 16 MP camera, and it was terrible compared to the One. The Droid DNA and One X had 8 MP cameras, they captured slightly more detail than the One, but the One beat them in every other category.

6. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

My Z1 Compact is far more powerful than this.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

That's how a mini should be Learn from Sony HTC

8. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Pretty good for a mid ranger. I am waiting for the M8 Prime with the bigger screen. As far as mini options go, this will be the best one available. Good job HTC. Now bring on the Prime.

12. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i think the prime is a silly idea. its a good way to dilute value of your regular m8 and communicate to your customers a lack of confidence in your original version. albeit you may want one, it's not a good idea to build long-term value in your brand.

10. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

just sayin... make that 2gb ram and we might be in business.. i don't need all the torque from six core processors but i would definitley appreciate the RAM.... it depends on the support too. if the cm community picks this one up i might too. but there's no way i'm running stock. this is why HTC has been my favorite since the beginning. it's really too bad that Carriers are trying to lock down rooting... why? is 15B profits not enough? someday i really would like to see the numbers on this. carriers estimated $100,000 lost due to rooters teathering. they still pay for the data of course, just not the extra teathering package..... wow... much detrimental. such poor.

14. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

sprint and tmo are a lot better about it than att and verizon when it comes to bootloaders

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