With flagship smart phones already entering the world of phablets, most Android manufacturers are looking towards launching the mini versions of some of their flagship products. While Samsung is coming up with the Galaxy S4 Mini, the HTC One Mini is also awaiting its launch in the months to come. So, what does this scenario mean for Sony’s Honami Mini? Will it move ahead of the competition or linger behind with disappointing specs like those of Samsung’s S4 Mini.
It is expected that the Honami Mini will be similar to its parent Honami in features and will not cut back too much in the vital specs. It is expected to come packaged with Qualcomm Snapdragon’s 800 quad-core processor, a mini version of the camera present in the Honami and 4 or 4.3-inch 720p display. The screen resolution is expected to be in the range of 720p HD and give better and more decent performance than some of the other flagship models in the fray.
It remains to be seen whether Sony Honami Mini can match the expectations of its users and market watchers, or will fizzle out over time. However, this certainly isn’t good news for the others in the field –THAT of the likes of HTC One Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini.… Read the rest
HTC is going head to head with Samsung in the smartphone market. The recently launched HTC One, its Android flagship smartphone, is allegedly competing with the Samsung Galaxy S4 followed by the HTC One Mini for the Galaxy S4 Mini.
The rumored launch of HTC One Mini has been in news for quite some time which makes it more definite that the launch is going to be held in near future. And now, Mini is all set to head to U.S. carrier T-Mobile as stated by an official user agent profile released by HTC. A recent tweet from @LlabTooFeR also confirms its debut on T-Mobile renouncing all rumors about the same to be headed to Verizon.
The UAProf file gives only some surface information about the device such as a 1280 x 720 display resolution along with a reference to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system whereas, the same used to illustrate all details including capabilities, resolution, model number and other facts about the device earlier.
According to various rumors, 4.3- inch HTC One Mini sports a 4.3-UltraPixel rear-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers with Beats audio technology, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a Qualcomm 1.6GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor to power the handset.… Read the rest
HTC One has already been applauded for its high-quality design and specs matched up with the likes of iPhone. The Taiwanese smartphone maker is making headlines once again, with the release of the HTC One Mini in this summer. According to a report by Bloomberg, HTC would be walking parallel to Apple’s low-cost iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini with the launch of HTC One Mini.
The smartphone is supposed to sport a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0, a Qualcomm 1.6GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB or RAM, the same 4.3-UltraPixel camera currently found on the HTC One, HTC BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers with Beats audio technology, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, anodized aluminum unibody case, and a 1700 mAh battery.
If the specs and designs are true, then the HTC would be at higher place than Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini. And its early entry to the market before Apple’s new iPhone will further benefit it in the smartphone arena. HTC One Mini will hit the shelves in July or August followed by the launch of HTC One Max which would be a great threat to Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The HTC One, the Taiwan- based company is coming up with HTC One Mini or HTC M4 soon to give competition to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. The leaked images and comparison list by Estonian site Delfi.ee confirm the rumors about the M4. Android Central also verifies that the M4 is a smaller version of the HTC One without the aluminum unibody.
HTC One Mini would adorn a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, UltraPixel camera of 4 megapixels with Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean, according to the Estonian site’s sources. It further reveals that it may sport HTC’s Sense 5 software and BoomSound front-facing speakers.
The release date is still not final as some reports indicate that it would be sometime between July and August. The M4 is speculated to be priced around $520.
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with the same 4.3-inch display would surely face a challenge with the release of the HTC One Mini in the bigger smartphone race. It would be interesting to see which smartphone battles it out for top honors after the release in July.… Read the rest