As you may know, HTC has released in China market its flagship smartphone Butterfly X920e, which has landed in the US as DROID DNA and in Japan as J Butterfly. Other than than minor differences in hardware specs, the Chinese version of the phone also comes with a smaller companion handset known as HTC Mini. It seems like HTC China just think that the over-sized 5-inch Butterfly super phone is better to sit inside your pocket.
The candybar-style HTC Mini is designed to be a compact companion for the Butterfly. It uses Bluetooth to connect with the Butterfly and supports NFC for one-touch pairing. You can use the Mini to make calls, read and send text messages, take photos, play music and, of course, view notifications and calendar items. The handset is also a remote control when you connect the Buttetfly to a HDTV for media playback. In case you forgot where you Butterfly is, you can use the Mini’s phone locater function to ring the Butterfly so you can find it.
The HTC Mini has a sleek, slim design and an aluminum enclosure. It has a small display, number keys, Call/End buttons and directional pad.
As a sidenote, the HTC Butterfly X920e is available in China for 4799 Chinese Yuan (US$771). It packs quad-core SnapDragon S4, 2GB RAM, 5-inch 1920×1080 Full HD touchscreen, 8 Megapixel camera and 16GB onboard storage. Like the DROID DNA for Verizon, the handset lacks a microSD card slot; and it gets the same waterproof and dustproof capability as the J Butterfly. The handset comes without wireless charging and LTE support.
Hands-on pictures from Yesky: