HTC unveils One Mini in India & Philippines

HTC has finally taken the wraps of One Mini for the Indian and Philippines markets today. The smartphone has been priced at INR 36,790 in India and PhP25,390 in Philippines. Both the countries will be getting the phone in the coming week.HTC One mini

“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 Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India. “The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale.”

To remind you, HTC One Mini features a 4.3-inch 720p display, Ultrapixel camera, 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.2. The phone also comes with 16GB of storage, 1800 mAh battery and 1.6MP front camera.

One Mini also comes with HTC’s Sense 5.0 user interface, which packs features like Blinkfeed, and HTC Zoe.

The pricing is clearly a disappointment in both India and Philippines and much better smartphones can be grabbed for lower price tag.

In related news, HTC is going to announce the larger variant of HTC One smartphone in the form of One max on October 15.

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13 thoughts on “HTC unveils One Mini in India & Philippines


    (October 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm)

    I don’t know why HTC is overpricing its device. For Indian markets, a lot of cheaper devices are available. HTC is making its loss more and more. HTC One didn’t work right, now its time for HTC One Mini. I don’t know who’ll purchase a 4.3-inch device for 36K.. :

      Kushagra Kalra

      (October 13, 2013 - 11:42 pm)

      well iphone 5 is a 4 inch device with price starting from 45k.

        too costly

        (October 14, 2013 - 9:26 am)

        Its not only the screen that matters,see configuration of HTC ONE Mini.When you can get Htc one around 40k then why you will be buying mini in 36k.

    Munir Hassan

    (October 13, 2013 - 11:32 am)

    Seriously? OK. Now I find another reason why HTC will be no longer in Smartphone (or probably any BUSINESS) market!
    You want to sale a 18-22K product at double IMAGINING this will reduce your loss! WOW! Who’s is your marketing advisor ehh?

    Kanaga Deepan N

    (October 12, 2013 - 9:05 am)

    I wonder what the hell, the whole HTC Team is smoking….

    View From The Top

    (October 11, 2013 - 6:21 pm)

    And they wonder why HTC is making losses! Nobody’s gonna buy your 4.3″ “Mini” phones for 36K when you can get a Galaxy S4 for cheaper :-O

    Yes, it’s prolly gonna retail for around 30K in a few weeks
    time, but that’s still wayyy too much when you’ve got the Galaxy S3
    available for 24K these days 😀

    As for the comparison with the S4, let’s see – Snapdragon 400 Dual Vs Exynos 5 Octa, 1GB Vs. 2GB RAM, 5″ FHD Vs. 4.3″ HD, 13MP/1.6MP cameras Vs. 13MP/2MP (Ultrapixel or not), guaranteed 2yr. update Vs. most probably a single Kit-Kat update, and the list goes on!!!

    Other options in the same price range include the Xperia Z, the LG G2, and the upcoming Nexus 5, which is gonna be cheaper (most probably) not to mention their own falgship – HTC One.

    So yeah, I think I’d pass, thank you. Not that I have that kinda’ money LOL, but even if I did, I think I know better than to buy the mini for any more than 15-16 grands($275).

    They’re shooting themselves in the foot with this kinda’ pricing. Nor do they upgrade their mid rangers for more than one year. Just a few days earlier, the Desire 500 was launched for 21K with similarly underwhelming specs. The thing should never have been priced upwards of 12K ($200) at the most. And that thing will prolly not even get another update beyond Kit-Kat.

    Unfortunately for us, the poor consumers, Samsung has become the default goto. They’re more aggressive than HTC, Sony, and LG put together. We buy SS not because they’re the best, but because they’re the ONLY hope if you don’t have money to burn and don’t wanna be caught dead with an Indo-Chinese toy from Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo etc 🙁

    Damn! This is where Nokia would have come in so handy had they decided to go with Android back in the day. Oh well 😉


      (October 11, 2013 - 9:14 pm)

      Good analysis dude.

        View From The Top

        (October 12, 2013 - 2:53 am)

        Thanks. I appreciate that 🙂


      (October 12, 2013 - 4:57 pm)

      You look like a market commentator…with highly American accent..I’ll just pray that you never lead a company because you will ruin it…

        View From The Top

        (October 12, 2013 - 6:13 pm)

        I don’t know whether to be flattered at that “market commentator who’ll run a company someday” comment or take offense at the “you’ll ruin anything you touch” barb.

        But thanks anyways for elevating me to that rank LOL. For whatever it’s worth, I’m just a student who watches too much American Television LMFAO!


    (October 11, 2013 - 5:41 pm)

    Wake up HTC. Your marketing and pricing strategies are becoming so pathetic.
    I’m not able to understand the logic behind pricing this device so high. I would wonder if a single person buys this at this price.


    (October 11, 2013 - 5:30 pm)

    The person who is ready to spend RS 36000/- for this device will definately never mind to spend 2k more to buy HTC one which is definately better than this mini version in all catogery ………..GEt the hell out of here HTC one mini

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