HTC adds HTC One Mini, with 4.3-inch screen, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor

HTC has finally unveiled its much-rumored "HTC One mini" handset, to launch globally in September

HTC has finally unveiled its much-rumored "HTC One mini" handset, and will bring the compact version of its flagship smartphone to select markets as soon as August.

HTC One pictured on the right. HTC One Mini on the left.
HTC One pictured on the right. HTC One Mini on the left.

The new handset boasts a similar design as the HTC One, but has slightly lower hardware specs. The mini has a smaller 4.3-inch display, with a screen resolution of 720p instead of 1080p. The phone's processor is also slower, and packs a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, instead of the quad-core 1.7 GHz chip found in the HTC One.

Pictures of the mini also showed it having larger borders on its edges. It uses the same "UltraPixel" camera and HTC Sense user interface as the HTC One. Color options are silver or black.

HTC declined to provide further details on the device and its pricing, but it will be available globally in September.

HTC unveiled the new handset after Samsung also announced a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S4 at the end of May. The Galaxy S4 mini also has a 4.3-inch screen, and a 1.7 GHZ dual-core processor, and is already available in certain markets.

The Taiwanese smartphone maker's previous phone, the HTC One, garnered positive reviews when it was launched earlier this year. But the company has still struggled to lift its earnings. In the second quarter, HTC's net profit was down 83 percent year-over-year.

"The HTC One is one of the most successful products the company had in its history," said Nicole Peng, an analyst with research firm Canalys. "And having a more affordable version of this product will help getting it to more consumers who are fond of the design of the HTC One."

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