HTC One mini 2 launched with 4.5" screen but no UltraPixel camera
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HTC today took the wraps off the HTC One mini 2, the counterpart to the recently launched HTC One M8 and the successor to last year's HTC One mini. The smartphone takes many design cues from the One M8, including three choices of colors, but fits into a smaller package without the premium features.
Coming in at 4.5" and featuring an HD display, the One mini 2 looks almost identical to the One M8 though it features a plastic border along its screen. In addition, the UltraPixel camera is nowhere to be found, though a 13MP rear-camera takes its place and a 5MP front-camera promises "naturally stunning selfies".
With regards to hardware, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU does the heavy lifting in coordination with Android 4.4/Sense 6 and 1GB of RAM. HTC has also equipped the smartphone with BoomSound speakers and the same amplifiers as the One M8, while a 2,100 mAh battery keeps everything churning.
As a whole, the HTC One mini 2 promises to deliver much of what the One M8 offers but its value is tough to judge since no pricing info has been released. The smartphone is expected to be available next month in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, however, no US details have been announced.