Saturday , October 21 2017

HTC One Mini to launch on Vodafone and Telstra

HTC One Mini Black
Announced by HTC back in July, the HTC One Mini is a pretty hot little phone and HTC has just announced that the phone will be available on Telstra and Vodafone.

Telstra is advising on their Exchange blog that they will begin selling the Silver version of the One Mini from the 17th of September on their $60 ‘Every Day Connect’ Plan with an additional $2 handset repayment on top every month. The phone will be available to pre-order from the third of September and include a Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Bluetooth Speaker for the first 500 pre-orders. Telstra has also advised that the handset would be available for purchase outright for $480 from the 17th of September as well.

Vodafone will begin selling the HTC One Mini in early October selling the ‘Stealth Black’ variant exclusively, but have not as yet announced any plans and it does not yet appear on their website. Pre-orders may go live at some stage and there is also no mention of any Beats related pre-order bonus, we have asked Vodafone for comment on the release and will update as soon as we have futher information.

HTC One Mini Specs:

  • 4.3″ 1,280 x 720 (341 ppi) S-LCD3 Screen
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with Adreno305
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 16GB On-Board Storage
  • 4MP Rear Camera with BSI, f/2.0, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size – 1.6MP BSI Front-Facing Camera
  • Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX
  • MHL, DLNA, BoomSound
  • LTE:
    • EMEA: 800/1800/2600 MHz
    • Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
  • UMTS / HSPA+:
    • EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42Mbps
    • Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
  • GSM / GPRS / EDGE: All models: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Android 4.2, Sense 5 UI
  • 1,800mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)
  • 132×63.2×9.25mm @ 122grams

The One Mini does have a few compromises when it comes to being the Mini version – CPU, RAM and on-board storage have all been downgraded or reduced and the phone has no NFC, IR Blaster or Optical Image Stabilisation(OIS) for the Ultra-Pixel Camera. It’s a bit of a compromise when it comes to features as you do get the HTC Zoes and Blinkfeed that HTC is pushing but without the OIS for the camera, the low-light advantage of the Ultra-Pixel Camera may be lost, we’ll be attempting to get a review unit of the HTC One Mini as soon as we can.

Are you interested in the HTC One Mini?

 

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5 Comments on "HTC One Mini to launch on Vodafone and Telstra"

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Bobby
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Bobby

It’s silly Telstra only have them in silver, the stealth black look way nicer. Wanna join Telstra but might stay with Vodafone cos they have one mini in black.

Jay
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Telstra pricing… what else is new!
As for Vodafone, judging by the cost of the handset and subsidies… Free or $5 extra on a $50 24mth plan.

Sujay Vilash
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Sujay Vilash

Geez that is rather expensive from Telstra. $62 per month. Over 24 months that equated to $1,488. At Mobicity, who claim to have the Silver in stock, the Mini is listed for $600. Connect that to a $20 plan from TPG and over that same 24 month period, that works out to $1,080. A saving of $400 plus 1GB of data per month as opposed to Telstra’s 200MB. I know which way I’ll be going. Have been waiting for this phone for a while now.

John
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John

Unless it’s got a really good price, the 1GB of RAM is a big fail. Users who install a lot of apps and use widgets will find their phone slowing down over time. I should know, I have a One X 🙁

Nathan Thompson
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Nathan Thompson

Price it around $40-50 on contract with Vodafone and I’m sold.

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