HTC One Mini 2 Lands In Australia As A Telstra Exclusive

What's in a name? Well if you read the name of HTC's latest smartphone a couple of times you quickly begin to realise it's quite a lot. Especially when you're phone is confusingly named the One Mini 2. This won't end badly at all! Anyway, the new One Mini is finally in Australia, and it's exclusive to Telstra. Here's how much you'll shell out for it if you're a fan of the smaller device.

The One Mini 2 is the latest smartphone from HTC, building on the original One Mini from last year. It has a 4.5-inch, 1280x720 display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel camera (none of this 4-megapixel Ultrapixel business this time around) and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera to boot.

It's also wearing a similar design to the all-metal HTC One M8 flagship introduced earlier this year.

You'll find boosted network capabilities under the hood on the One Mini 2, with support for Telstra's upcoming 700MHz network for faster speeds and more consistent coverage. You can only get 700MHz in a few select areas right now, but Telstra's working on it.

The One Mini 2 retails outright for $528 from Telstra, or if you're in need of it on a plan, you can get it for $5 per month extra over 24 months on the $55 Mobile Accelerate plan.

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    I think a 4.5" version makes a lot of sense, especially when it retains all of it's big sister's sex appeal, the full size One (M8) is just too big.

      Just compared the mini 2 to my M7..

      HTC One mini 2: 4.5in (326 ppi) display, 137.4 x 65 x 10.6 mm, 137g
      HTC One (M7): 4.7in (469 ppi) display 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm, 143g

      So, this year's mini is last year's full size? Same length, slightly narrower, slightly thicker, very slightly lighter, smaller screen, less resolution. All up, just buy last year's model? $579 (unlocked) at The Good Guy's (I assume they've got stock). Unless I'm missing some new whizzbang feature?

      You must have small hands. I want to update my 5.3 inch phone to a 5.5 one.

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