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It's been two months since HTC's mid-range smartphones - One Mini and Desire 500, made their global debut. Now, the handsets are reportedly set to be released in the Indian market.

Before the company could officially announce the release date and price, online seller Snapdeal has gone ahead to take pre-orders for Desire 500 for ₹999 as advance amount. Other e-retailers like Saholic and Flipkart have listed One Mini and Desire 500 as 'Coming Soon'. 

HTC One Mini was unveiled in July this year. It sports a 4.3-inch super LCD 3 HD (720x1280p) screen with pixel density of 341 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on Android v2.2 Jelly Bean powered by 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor with1GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory.

Like its bigger sibling (original HTC One), it too houses an innovative 2.1-UltraPixel camera on the rear side with dedicated ImageChip 2 processor and on the front side, it flaunts a 1.6-megapixel camera with HD (720p) recording capability.

On the other hand, the HTC Desire 500 too features a 4.3-inch screen sans high display resolution (pixel density: 217 ppi). It packs a Snapdragon 200 series quad-core processor, Adreno 203 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB memory (expandable up to 64GB).

Other notable features of Desire 500 is its 8.0-megapixel camera with BSI censor and LED flash support on the rear side. On the front, it houses a 1.6-megapixel secondary camera.

Key specifications of HTC One Mini and HTC Desire 500:


HTC One Mini

HTC Desire 500


4.3-inch Super LCD 3 screen with HD(720p) resolutions having pixel density of 341 ppi (pixels per inch)

4.3-inch WVGA screen with 480x800p display resolutions

Pixel density: almost 217 ppi


Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI on top

Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean and HTC Sense UI on top of it


Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series dual-core processor with 1.4GHz CPU speed

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 series quad-core processor with 1.2GHz


Adreno 305

Adreno 203




Storage capacity


4GB, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card


Main: 2.0 UltraPixel camera (equivalent to 4.0-MP), BSI sensor, F/2.0, dedicated HTC ImageChip 2, smart flash support, 1080p HDR video recording ability

Front:1.6-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, 720p HD video recording

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, auto-focus, LED flash support, dedicated HTC ImageChip, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens

Front : 1.6-megapixel camera with BSI sensor


1800 mAh;

Li-Polymer battery with 1800 mAh


2G/2.5G, 3G/3.5G, 4G-LTE (only in select markets)

2G/2.G5 & 3G/3.5G


Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers having HTC BoomSound and Beats Audio technology,

Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, Beats Audio,


132.0 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm

131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm





Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced

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