HTC One Mini, also known as HTC M8 Mini, will be launched in India at a price of around Rs 24,000 over the next two weeks.
HTC will also be making available other phones like the Desire 820 over this period.
The phone will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, which has been panned by consumers for its heavy price.
Both phones have very similar specifications, but unlike the Galaxy S5 Mini, the HTC One Mini has Cat 4 LTE in all the versions that have been released so far. As a result, the India version is also likely to have LTE, which will be a key differentiator other 4.5-inch phones.
In other ways, the HTC One Mini is very similar to the S5 Mini. It is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor (Snapdragon 400) and comes with a 720p super LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 and a 13 MP camera at the back and a 5 MP shooter at the front.
While the phone comes with KitKat, HTC has promised to upgrade it to Android Lolipop later. The Taiwanese manufacturer has a good trackrecord of upgrading its phones. It is currently upgrading its 2013 models to KitKat.
Other features of the HTC One Mini are 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and support for upto 128 GB of microSD card.