Indian arm of the Taiwanese smartphone company, HTC has reportedly slashed prices of its flagship handsets HTC One Dual-SIM and One Mini.
The news was disclosed by an online retail shop ezyby.com via a tweeter feed, which said "Price Drop on HTC One Dual and ONE Mini New Price 42990 and 29990". Other e-retailers like Flipkart, Infibeam, Amazon India and Snapdeal too have reduced the prices of these two HTC phones, but it is still unclear if this is a limited time-bound special Christmas offer or not.
HTC One Mini made its debut in India in September. It was panned by critics and fans alike for its exorbitant price-tag of ₹36,720, which was much higher compared to more feature-rich phones like Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, Sony Xperia Z, LG Optimus G and LG Optimus G Pro. Even the new Nexus 5 (32GB) costs under ₹33,000.
The HTC mid-range smartphone sported a 4.3-inch Super LCD 3 screen with HD (720x1280p) resolution having pixel density of 341 ppi (pixels per inch) and ships with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS with HTC custom UI (User-Interface) Sense.
On the other hand, HTC One (Dual-SIM) was released in October for ₹53,590. Apart from additional SIM slot and expandable memory option, it featured same specifications as the original single SIM model. It flaunts 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 with RGB matrix display (pixel density: 468 pixel per inches) 1920 x 1080p display resolution and runs on Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with custom Sense UI powered by a Snapdragon 600 series quad-core processor.
Online vendor's Prices of HTC One Dual SIM and HTC One Mini:
|Vendors||HTC One Dual-SIM Price||HTC One Mini|
Key Specifications of HTC One Dual-SIM and HTC One Mini:
|Model||HTC One dual-SIM||HTC One Mini|
|Display||4.7-inch Super LCD 3 with RGB matrix display (pixel density: 468 pixel per inches) 1920 x 1080p display resolution||4.3-inch Super LCD 3 screen with HD(720p) resolutions having pixel density of 341 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Android v4.1.2 OS (Jelly Bean)||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense UI on top|
|Processor||Quad-core processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed(Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series dual-core processor with 1.4GHz CPU speed|
|GPU||Adreno 320||Adreno 305|
|RAM||2GB DDR2 RAM||1GB DDR2|
|Memory capacity||16GB, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card slot||16GB|
|Camera||Rear: 2.0 -ultra pixel camera (equivalent to 4.0-megapixel) with 28 mm lens, LED Flash, BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture.Front: 2.1 -megapixel camera with full HD 1080p video recording||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 abilityFront:1.6-megapixel camera with BSI sensor, 720p HD video recording|
|Battery||2,300 mAh;||Li-Polymer battery (1800 mAh);Talk time: 13.27 hours;
Standby time mode: 692 hours;
|Network||2G,3G & 4G/LTE in select markets||2G/2.5G, 3G/3.5G, 4G-LTE (only in select markets)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM, Bluetooth v4.0,Wi-Fi hot spot, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC (Near Field Communication), HTC BoomSound(front-facing stereo speakers)||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,|
|Dimensions||137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm||132.0 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm|
|Price (During Luanch)||MRP: ₹53,590/-||MRP: ₹36,790/-|