HTC has launched a brand new addition to its popular HTC One range with the HTC One Mini 2. The device, which was widely expected following the launch of the HTC One M8 earlier this year, it a less powerful version of its bigger sibling, but has a different focus, and more attractive mid-range price tag than the flagship handset.
Rather than taking aim at the very top end of the smartphone market, and therefore competing with the One M8, the One Mini 2 will instead pitch itself as an affordable, but very reasonably specced device that's focused on helping users take the very best selfies.
With bundled software that includes the ability to automatically touch up images with minimal technical know how, and an improved 5MP front facing camera specifically for selfies, HTC believes it's found the perfect niche for the handset.
The HTC One Mini 2 features a larger display than last year's HTC One Mini, at 4.5 inches, as well as a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage space (upgradable by another 128GB using a microSD card)and a rear facing 13MP camera. Both front and rear facing cameras are capable of recording at 1080p.
Pricing has yet to be announced for the device, but will be confirmed in the very near future.