The 4.3-inch sibling of the flagship HTC One will be available first in silver for S$688 contract-free, with the black version following at a later date.

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HTC has announced that the HTC One Mini will retail locally from the end of September. Coming in silver initially (the black version will be available at a later date), the 4.3-inch handset will be available from all 3 operators (Singtel, M1 and Starhub) and contract-free at S$688.

On the heels of the highly lauded HTC One flagship, the One Mini comes in as a mid-range alternative with marginally trimmed down hardware. Specifically, the Mini has a 4.3-inch 720p display, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and lacks NFC. The Mini retains most of the other key features such as the Ultrapixel camera and dual front-facing speakers, otherwise known as HTC BoomSound. Software-wise, the handset runs Android 4.2.2 out of the box with HTC Sense 5.0 atop.

In terms of looks, the Mini is pretty much a downsized carbon copy of its flagship counterpart with the same aluminium unibody construction, save for a plastic trim in place of the chamfered edges found on the HTC One. All in all, the One Mini remains an extremely capable handset that easily trumps competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in terms of both specifications and build quality.

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