HTC One (M8) Mini Press Image Surfaces Online
Customers look at HTC smartphones in a mobile phone shop in Taipei (file photo). REUTERS/Pichi Chuang/FilesReuters

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 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
Ezyby ₹42,990 ₹29,990
Flipkart ₹42,251 ₹33,999
Infibeam ₹46,699 ₹34,999
Snapdeal ₹42,002 ₹30,064
Amazon India ₹41,000 ₹30,815


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
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
Weight 143 g 122g
Price (During Luanch) MRP: ₹53,590/- MRP: ₹36,790/-