HTC unveils One mini 2 smartphone


EE and Three announce they will be ranging the device which will be available this summer

HTC has unveiled the latest addition to its smartphone portfolio, the One mini 2. It will hit UK stores on May 30.

The device is the successor to last year’s HTC One mini – the first scaled down version of its flagship series of handsets. Despite its ‘mini’ status, the new device is still larger than some competitor devices, such as the iPhone.

The 4G device comes with a 4.5-inch HD screen and is powered by HTC Sense – the manufacturer’s own take on the Android KitKat OS.

Other features include a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 16GB of storage, and a 2100mAh battery.

“Its size and tapered edges fit perfectly in a hand, pocket or purse, making it look great and feel even better to use,” said HTC chief executive officer Peter Chou.

Phones 4u has opened pre-orders on the device, and will range it in grey and silver. EE will begin pre-orders on May 23 for sale in June. It will range it in grey, as well as gold, which is exclusive to the operator.

O2 will also begin selling the One mini 2 on May 30, offering it in silver. Three has also confirmed it will stock it, although didn’t provide any further details.