A 'mini' variety of the One

A 'mini' variety of the One

HTC has had a good showing this year, particularly because of the One. Good news for early adopters of the HTC One, such as Mr Refresh himself, as the Taiwanese firm has been busy for the earlier part of the year, and on Monday began pushing out the Android 4.2.2 update to owners.

Although changes are minor, users will welcome the addition of a new drop-down menu selection, where there are quick access toggles to options like WiFi and Bluetooth.

As for other HTC-related announcements, it seems that HTC has followed in Samsung's shoes and will be releasing an HTC One Mini, and an HTC One Max.

So two newer phones with the same design, but in smaller and larger bodies respectively.

HTC One Mini

As you'd expect, the Mini version will likely have downgraded specifications. Besides a screen size of only 4.3-inches, it also only has a 720p resolution instead of a full High Definition display (HD).

The 4.3-inch LCD display will be acommpanied with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, which is a 1.4 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM, which is basically half of everything the original-sized HTC One is.

HTC's One Mini will also be lacking a microSD card slot and should only be available with 16GB of memory.

Colours will also come in silver and black, and similar to the HTC One, I think the black looks better than the silver.

If you're wondering whether the Mini will get the original One's amazing 4-megapixel (or UltraPixel) camera, HTC has wisely included it the smaller remake.

Although the One Mini doesn't differ from the One S (last year's 4.3-inch handset by HTC) in terms of specs, it can still be a dealbreaker because of the One Mini's camera and of course, the amazing non-plastic build quality that HTC has achieved with the HTC One.

The official announcement of the One Mini should be heard within the next two weeks.

HTC One Max

More entries to the 6-inch smartphone realm. HTC is said to be planning a 1080p Super LCD 3 screen with the larger HTC One to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note series.

Previously I had my heart set on the 6.4-inch super slim Sony Xperia Z Ultra, but HTC is also expecting to launch the One Max at a similar time as the Note 3, and Z Ultra in September.

I've always believe that if you pay premium price, your phone should be built to match that price. HTC One's built has been hands-down one of the best anyone has seen so far, and hopefully that will come to One Max.

Internally, it should have at least 2GB of RAM and a choice of either 32GB and 64GB internal storage with a 3,200 mAh battery (as compared to the One's 2,300 mAh).

This phablet's processor will likely come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, which is a quad-core 2.3GHz engine.

The HTC One Max means that there will be at least five different phablets breaking the six-inch barrier in the next three months, all from major manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Sony.

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