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Official: HTC One Mini 2 Gets 4.5-Inch 720p Screen, 13MP Camera

Last year, HTC took their flagship Android phone, the One, and released a budget version called the One Mini that offered toned down specs for a modest price. This year, they’re doing the same with the new version of the HTC One (M8) and the downsized version will be appropriately known as the HTC One mini 2. It looks just about the same, with the same backing and even the same color options, but in a slightly smaller casing and with a plastic border around the screen.

Here’s what you get: a 4.5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, a microSD card slot, a 2100mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera. Gone is the UltraPixel camera, IR blaster, Duo camera, and the Motion Launch unlocking gestures.

As a gadget fiend who spends money he doesn’t have on things he doesn’t have, I sometimes forget that there’s a section of the consumer populace that doesn’t necessarily want all the bells and whistles that are available. The HTC One M8 is a fine phone and the HTC One mini 2 seems like a fine phone as well, perfect for those who want something both capable and compact. However, there’s no pricing information just yet, and when weighing the pros and cons of a budget phone, the price is one of the biggest factors.

The HTC One mini 2 is scheduled to hit Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia in June. There are currently no details regarding a US release.

via The Verge

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