Carphone Warehouse Set to Launch Pink HTC One Mini 2
Yet again HTC proved the speculators right and dropped the HTC One Mini 2 as a follow up to 2013’s HTC One Mini. This is a smaller, less expensive version of the flagship phone the Taiwanese phone maker launched in March this year.
It came with a 4.5-inch display with a 720p resolution, an obvious step down from the 5.0-inch 1080p display the HTC One M8 boasted. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that powers it is less powerful than the M8’s 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU but the two phones are very similar in other regards.
The Mini, which came out in May, runs on the same Android 4.4.2 KitKat as the M8 and has the same 16 GB internal memory.
And although it doesn’t have the flagship smartphone’s unique dual camera, the new Mini comes with a decent 13 MP rear camera. It also has the same 5 MP front-facing camera M8 users have for those high quality selfies.
Those who can’t afford the sleek, unibody HTC One M8 which now retails for about $659.00(£406) SIM-free, or simply prefer a smaller phone that slides easily into the pocket, have found the Mini 2 an excellent compromise.
Until now, however, the HTC One Mini 2 has only been available in gunmetal grey, glacial silver or amber gold. But thanks to Carphone Warehouse, you can have the same elegantly shaped metallic casing in a different colour.
The mobile phone vendor is offering the phone in a pink case this time round.
Beneath the cover everything remains the same; you still get the same 1.3 GHz chipset and 1 GB of RAM. And you still get the same stunning sound quality from the stereo Boomsound speakers.
The 2110 mAh battery and the front and rear cameras are also the same. Carphone Warehouse is offering the pink version of the Mini 2 for £379.95 off-contract.
If you want to go the contract route you will have to pay up to £169.99 up front and monthly payments of between £18 and £31.50.
For this you get anything between 500 MB and 4GB of 4G data and either 500 minutes or unlimited talk time.
You will also get unlimited texts regardless of the tariff you choose.