The newly announced HTC One Mini can be found for pre-order on the Mobilefun.co.uk website less than 24 hours after the Taiwanese manufacturer announced the slimline, less expensive alternative to the full price HTC One.
HTC may have only just announced the impending launch of the One Mini but at least one online retailer is not dragging their heels over taking pre-orders for the phone. Mobilefun.co.uk has announced a £379.99 pre-order price which would pit it against the likes of the similarly sized Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
The HTC One Mini is a downsized version of the company’s high end One smartphone. The smaller version will be made from the same brushed aluminium of its bigger brother but will incorporate plastic edging in order to ensure the price is kept down a little.
The screen is a 4.3” HD screen and it will be packed a dual core 1.4GHz processor. The software has been upgraded so that the new model will come packed with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software.
HTC did announce that the phone would be available from mid August but did not give anything away regarding the price. Whether Mobilefun are making an educated guess or have inside information on this remains to be seen but should we expect an HTC to cost about the same as a similar Samsung device and will it prove worth the same investment?
The £379.99 price is for the SIM free model but it has been announced that it will be available through a number of retailers including Phones 4 U and both EE and Vodafone. Check back on the Superzoo.co.uk website near launch to find access to the best prices on what could prove to be a major contender for the Galaxy S4 Mini’s crown.