AT&T recently announced that it will be the exclusive carrier to launch the HTC One Mini, the smaller, cheaper version of the company’s flagship smartphone.
For weeks, AT&T was rumored to be releasing the smaller version of the HTC One, a device known as the HTC One mini that blends characteristics of the HTC One into a smaller frame. It was clear that the device, already official in other regions, was coming to the American network it was just a matter of when.
The device checks in at 4.3 inches, only a little smaller than the 4.7-inch HTC One. The tinier device comes with a slower processor, though, and at US$99.99 with a two-year contract, a smaller price tag.
Several of the other features are the same, such as the HTC BlinkFeed feature, which delivers live social media, news and photo updates from several feeds straight to the home screen.
The HTC One Mini also has an LCD screen with a 720p display, a 4MP UltraPixel camera and dual front-facing speakers with a built-in amplifier. The smartphone holds 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.
The carrier announced that the HTC One mini release date will fall on August 23rd. AT&T also confirmed the specifications for its HTC One mini, revealing that it will be coming with the same specs that arrived on the models that have arrived elsewhere around the globe.
The HTC One Mini comes with Android 4.2 and runs a Snapdragon 400 ARM chip. AT&T’s HTC One will come to the United States to battle devices like the Galaxy S4 Mini which is expected to land on at least a couple of American carriers in the days ahead.