HTC smartphones displayed in a store
HTC smartphones displayed in a store (Reuters)Reuters

Before the company could officially launch HTC One Mini and Desire 500 smartphones in India, an online retailer has revealed the price and begun taking orders for one of the handsets.

Online retailer Flipkart has begun selling HTC One Mini for a whopping ₹37,299, while the price for HTC Desire 500 has been revealed as ₹21,490.  

The company's flagship HTC One Mini was unveiled in July. Like its name suggests, HTC One Mini sports a smaller 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 OS.

Inside, it packs a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and 1800 mAh battery. The miniature HTC One smartphone flaunts a 2.1-UltraPixel primary camera with dedicated ImageChip 2 processor, and a 1.6-megapixel camera with HD (720p) recording capability.

On the other hand, the mid-range HTC Desire 500 features a 4.3-inch WVGA (480x800p) screen with pixel density close to 217 ppi. It ships with Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Snapdragon 200 series quad-core CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, 1GB RAM and 4GB memory (expandable up to 64GB) and 1800 mAh battery.

Other specifications include an 8.0-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and LED flash support on the rear side, 1.6-megapixel secondary camera, 1800 mAh battery, Beats audio system with dual frontal stereo speakers having built-in amplifiers.

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