HTC が Android スマートフォンの最新モデル HTC One mini を発表しました。フラッグシップモデルの HTC One を一回りコンパクトにしたようなデザインです。

主な仕様は 4.3インチ 1280 x 720 S-LCD3 液晶、2コア 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400、1GB RAM、16GB ストレージ、 Bluetooth 4.0 (aptXコーデック対応)、デュアルバンド 802.11a/b/g/nなど。

本体背面には、HTC One と同じf/2.0 レンズと1/3型400万画素裏面照射型センサーを採用した UltraPixel カメラを搭載。画素数は少なめですが、1画素あたりのサイズは2μm と大きく、より多くの光を取り込める(=暗所撮影やブレに強い)とされています。なお前面カメラは裏面照射型の160万画素。

OSは Android 4.2 に HTC Sence 5 インターフェイスの組み合わせ。

本体サイズは 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm、重さ 122g。HTC One は137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm、重さ 143g なので、一回りコンパクトかつ軽量になりました。

仕様について HTC One と比較すると、CPU が4コア 1.7GHz から2コア 1.4GHz、ディスプレイが Full HD から 720p、RAMが2GBから1GB、ストレージが32GB / 64GB から16GB、といった点が異なります。

まとめると、「HTC One mini は HTC One よりも軽量コンパクトになったが、処理性能では劣る」という、ある意味順当な仕様になったと言えそうです。


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HTC's ultimate 4.3" smartphone complete with HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC UltraPixel Camera™ and HTC BoomSound™

London, July 18, 2013 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award winning HTC One, which has redefined the smartphone experience with revolutionary technologies including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC UltraPixel Camera™ and HTC BoomSound™.

Available in 181 countries and across more than 583 networks worldwide, the HTC One has proven to be an unprecedented success across the globe, receiving multiple industry accolades since launch and increasing the company's brand awareness with young consumers to an all-time high of 87%

Answering the call of consumers who want the best in mobile technology in a body that slips easily into a pocket, the HTC One mini heralds an exciting period for the company, as it builds on its platform of innovation leader. Distilling the iconic design of the HTC One, this new addition to the family combines a 4.3" display and powerful dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. It also runs the latest version of Android with HTC Sense, bringing HTC's flagship mobile experience to style-seekers who demand premium looks and performance.

"We are proud to be behind the market's leading smartphone and now, with the addition of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world." said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale."

An object of desire Sporting a sharp and vivid 4.3" High Definition 720p screen, the HTC One mini boasts HTC's unrivalled design credentials. Available in Glacial Silver and Stealth Black, its striking aluminium unibody, slim profile and tapered edges both look incredible and feel great in the hand.

HTC BoomSound: mobile sound changed forever

The HTC One revolutionised the smartphone audio experience with HTC BoomSound's dual frontal stereo speakers. Powered by dedicated amplifiers to deliver less distortion and finer detail, the HTC One mini offers the same huge sound, delivering the raw power that will put you and your friends at the heart of the action, whether listening to music, watching videos or playing games. Beats Audio™ integration takes immersive audio to the next level, guaranteeing the best listening experience available on a mobile phone.

HTC BlinkFeed: Your favourite content all on one screen The HTC One mini puts your favourite content at the centre of your mobile world.

Transforming the home screen into a single live stream of relevant information, HTC BlinkFeed delivers social updates, news updates and photos directly to the place you need them most. Aggregating the freshest content, with more than 10,000 feeds served up daily from the most relevant and interesting sources, all the information you need is available at a glance, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.

HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe and Video Highlights Never miss a moment with HTC's revolutionary camera experience powered by the stunning UltraPixel Camera and featuring HTC Zoe. Capturing 300 per cent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, HTC's UltraPixel camera captures photos in incredible detail and enhanced dynamic range, even in low light. HTC Zoe also brings special moments to life in three-second videos, enabling a range of advanced editing capabilities and creative flexibility.

With the ability to take awe-inspiring images and amazing self-portraits on the 1.6MP front-facing camera, you won't want to keep them to yourself. Watch your photos come to life in a living, breathing gallery and share special events with visually stunning 30-second shows, created automatically by Video Highlights – no professional editing software or skill required. Simply select your own soundtrack from one of the pre-loaded themes or from your personal music library, before sharing your videos online for everyone to enjoy.

Global Availability

The HTC One mini will be available in select markets from August and rolled out globally from September.