HTC Expands its One Family: HTC One Mini & HTC One Max

Not content with creating one of the best-selling smartphones of the year with its flagship HTC One, the Taiwanese company has extended its One range by introducing two more devices.

Much in the same way as Samsung has done with the follow ups to its Galaxy S4, HTC has launched a miniature version of its HTC One and is rumoured to be releasing a ‘phablet’-sized model, ensuring all aspects of the smartphone market are covered.

HTC One Mini

HTC One Max

Sending the rumour mill into overdrive is the possibility of the oversized HTC One Max. It has been suggested that the device could be unveiled at annual technology trade show IFA 2013. And, with a speculated September release on the cards it would put the large device in contention with Samsung’s launch of the rumoured Galaxy Note 3.

The HTC One Max is believed to house a 5.9-inch 1080p display and a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, encased in the now trademark HTC One aluminium body.

Other rumoured specs of the One Max include 2GB of RAM, the same UltraPixel camera found on the HTC One, along with a secondary 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera and 16GB of expandable internal storage.

HTC One mini

The HTC One mini emerges as a compact version of its premium sibling, maintaining the stylish form factor but on a trimmed-down scale.

The 4.3-inch HD 720p display and 1.4GHz dual-core processor aren’t as sharp or as powerful as the HTC One but still pack an impressive punch, with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage also on-hand.

On the camera front, the One mini houses the same UltraPixel lens as the flagship, as well as an additional 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Zoe editing suite is also on board to ensure the perfect shot is captured every time, along with 1080p Full HD video recording.

The HTC BoomSound dual frontal speakers make an appearance on the miniature device along with HTC BlinkFeed, which pulls news and social updates through to the homescreen in real-time.

The device runs on Android Jelly Bean with HTC’s Sense UI skinned on top and is full of innovative functions like its premium counterpart. To see the HTC One mini’s features and functions in more detail, check out our hands-on video review below.

This guest post was written by Stefanie Keeling of Phones 4u – home of the latest smartphone contracts and #projectupgrade.

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