HTC has today announced that they will be releasing the HTC One Mini 2 on the Telstra network.
From tomorrow, the HTC One Mini 2 will be available from Telstra stores and online in Gunmetal Grey, as well as a Telstra exclusive: Amber Gold. The HTC One Mini 2 will be available on a 24 Month contract on the $55 Mobile Accelerate plan with a $5 per month handset repayment on top. While Telstra has the exclusive on the Amber Gold coloured HTC One Mini 2, we’ve yet to hear if other carriers will receive the Gunmetal Grey version.
With the Mini name, so too comes the mini specs. There’s not too much of an update hardware wise with the HTC One Mini 2 from last years model, featuring the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, although at 1.2GHz instead of 1.4GHz (that’s right, it’s clocked slower) and there’s still just 1GB of RAM included.
There has been a bump in some specs though, the camera, is now a 13MP BSI sensor over the 4MP Ultrapixel Camera on the previous model, you also receive a microSD Card slot to expand your storage. There’s also a larger battery to hold you over, perhaps with a larger battery and slower CPU, there will be a corresponding bump in battery life.
Software wise, you’ll receive all the HTC Sense goodness that comes with a HTC phone. Blinkfeed and HTC Zoe are included, as are the wonderful BoomSound speakers on the front of the phone.
HTC One Mini 2 Specs:
- 4.5 inch, HD720
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs
- 1 GB RAM
- 16GB on-board storage with microSD card slot (up to 128GB)
- 13MP BSI Sensor f/2.2 lens for rear camera and 5MP BSI sensor on front-facing camera
- Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS + GLONASS
- 2G/2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G – WCDMA:850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
- 4G – LTE:
EMEA: Bands 3,7,8,20
ASIA: Bands 1,3,7,8,28
- Android 4.4.2 with HTC Sense
- 37.43×65.04×10.6mm @ 137grams
- 2100 mAh Battery
The HTC One Mini 2 joins the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the HTC One M8 as compatible phones for the new 700MHz Telstra network, which will launch on January 1st next year. If you’re in a compatible area, which so far includes Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith, with Sydney and Adelaide going live this month, you could also be trialling it out right now.
If you just want to purchase the HTC One Mini 2 outright, you can do so from Telstra stores for just $528, while the HTC Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for Australia stands at $599. The HTC One Mini 2 will go on-sale tomorrow, head on over to a Telstra store to check it out tomorrow.