HTC Drops The Ultrapixel Technology In The New HTC One Mini 2

HTC One mini 2 PerRight Silver

The perfect size for a Smartphone tends to vary with some people preferring bigger screens while others are content with smaller screens. These differences in preferences have pushed Smartphone manufacturers to unveil both big Smartphones (phablets) and their smaller counterparts thereafter. To date, only one company is able to do this perfectly and that is Sony. Sony did this perfectly well with the Xperia Z1 Compact that had similar specs to its bigger brother the Xperia Z1.

Now that we are done with that, let’s look at a new Mini device that was unveiled earlier today. This is the HTC One Mini 2 that is supposed to be the smaller version of HTC’s flagship, the One M8. The One Mini 2 borrows heavily from the original M8 but has some specs stepped down overall. Even though some specs do not match those of the bigger M8, I still think HTC did a commendable job.

Let’s dive in and look at the One Mini 2 closely. It has a smaller 4.5-inch LCD display compared to the 5 inch one on the One M8. This is actually what makes this device a mini. The screen has a 720p resolution with 326ppi. This is not that very bad actually. The screen also has Gorilla glass 3 to protect it from minor scratches when it falls.

The outer body shape resembles that of the M8 but it is not Full unibody.

Inside the device you get a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor that is quite impressive with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. If the 16GB is not enough for you, you can expand it up to 128GB using the microSD slot. The One Mini 2 will run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box just like the M8 and will also have HTC Sense 6.0.

The back of the HTC One Mini 2 is quite different from that of the M8 as the mini does not have the Duo camera feature. Still on the camera, HTC dropped the Ultrapixel technology in favour of a single 13 Megapixel camera. This camera is still able to shoot full HD 1080p video but not Zoe photo/video hybrids. The front facing camera has the same 5 Megapixel and can also shoot Full HD videos.

The BoomSound speakers have been added to the HTC One mini to ensure you enjoy your music and videos. Connectivity wise, you have many options including LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC and WiFi a/b/g/n. To ensure you stay connected without running out of battery, the HTC One Mini has a 2,100 mAh battery.

The HTC One mini 2 will be  available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North Asia from June. The price has not yet been announced but let us keep our fingers crossed and hope it lands in Kenya at a reasonable price.

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