It’s like an HTC One M8, only smaller and less powerful

HTC today in London has announced the HTC One Mini 2, the follow-up to last year’s sub-flagship Mini. The 4.5-inch smartphone features a scaled-down display, scaled down internal specs — and poses a little bit of a conundrum if you’re looking to get into an HTC device but don’t want to pony up for today’s flagship, the HTC One M8. More on that later.

Here are the big strokes: The HTC One Mini looks and feels like a smaller HTC One M8. It’s only got one camera on the back, and it doesn’t record Zoes or stitch together video highlights. But it does up the resolution to 13 megapixels. So there’s that. There’s the same front-facing, 5-megapixel camera that you’ll find on the M8. The display is only qHD — that’s 540 by 960, and it’s pretty much as low as we’d go these days, even at 4.5 inches.

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