The first, and possibly only, US wireless service provider to carry HTC’s mid-sized, mid-range One mini 2 is Verizon, but, as expected, Big Red is going at great lengths to avoid using the “mini” moniker. Instead, their compact take on the all-aluminum One M8 will be titled One Remix and go up for grabs tomorrow, July 24.
The 4.5 incher should be available immediately both online and in brick and mortar stores, and subsidized pricing makes sense… at first: $99.99. Only right now, the full-sized M8 can be had at 100 bucks on two-year contracts too, and given the glaring hardware differences between the two devices, it doesn’t seem very fair to pay an arm and a leg for the “Remix”.
Oh, well, maybe it’ll be worth your time contract-free. Or as part of the Verizon Edge program for eligible customers looking for an upgrade.
Extravagant retail costs aside, the One Remix isn’t half bad for people who appreciate a smaller form factor, packing XLTE speeds, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 GB RAM, a spacious 2,110 mAh battery and outstanding 13 MP/5 MP cameras.
The 4.5-inch display is really as good as (tiny) things get, at 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution, and then you get those bitching BoomSound stereo speakers, plus a customized copy of Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense UI and BlinkFeed on top that’s actually pretty neat.
Via [Verizon News Center]