HTC One Mini 2
The HTC One Mini 2 will be available in gold, silver and white and will come with a 4.5in screen. HTC

HTC has confirmed that it will launch the HTC One mini 2 next month, with the much-rumoured device featuring a high definition 4.5in screen and a high resolution 5 megapixel front-facing camera for taking the perfect selfie.

The phone is the successor to HTC's original compact One mini which was launched last year but has seen the screen size increase from 4.3in to 4.5in.

The phone will mirror the look and feel of the company's flagship smartphone, the HTC One (M8) which was launched earlier this year.

CEO of the Taiwanese company Peter Chou said the phone was "the perfect choice for those who love the iconic design of the HTC One (M8) yet want something more compact."

Selfie camera

One of the standout features of the new phone is the 5 megapixel on the front which HTC says is perfect for taking 'selfies' with smartphone manufacturers looking to jump on a trend which has been growing ever since that Oscars selfie.

Huawei last week launched the Ascend P7 which will features an 8 megapixel front facing camera.

Other hardware specs include a Snapdragon 400 chip from Qualcomm which is paired with 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage available with expansion available through a microSD card.

The phone will feature HTC's own Sense 6 interface including the Blinkfeed visual newsfeed, all of which sits on top of Android 4.4.

Specific release dates and pricing is not yet available, but the company said the HTC One mini 2 will be available in "EMEA and North Asia in Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold from June 2014."