We learnt yesterday that the miniature version of HTC’s flagship smartphone HTC One, HTC One Mini, is headed to AT&T. The HTC One is different in many ways from the parent HTC One, not the screen size alone, and it appears AT&T cannot wait to make it available to their customers. This smaller version of HTC One targets average smartphone users who consider 5 inch smartphones too bulky for them or wish to have a high performing smartphone with 4G LTE capabilities to use on the network but have a lot less to spend than they would have if they went for the HTC One. If you are one of these customers on AT&T, it appears you will only need to wait till August to have the phone!
If you have been following developments regarding the HTC One Mini on this or other blogs, you should know all the leaked specs of the HTC One mini by now. Two days ago, we learnt that the mini HTC One will retain the HTC One Mini Moniker as we suspected all along and we also learnt that it has a 4.3 inch screen, just like the screen size of its formidable competitor the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The screen will not be a full HD 1080p as One but with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a display density of 342 ppi, the display is quite impressive.
HTC One will come with a dual-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor, have 2 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard memory. Just like the HTC One, the mini will also come with special HTC features including an IR Blaster, 4G LTE network capability, a 4 megapixels ultrapixels rear camera and a front camera for video calls and all the network connectivity features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP and Infrared.
AT&T is expected to make this handset available in their online and local retail stores sometime around August this year but other details including price are still unknown. It would probably be best for AT&T if they become the first to make the HTC One Mini available first to capture a market that is awaiting this little but awesome smartphone but we also know that it will be available on T-Mobile probably before AT&T stock it.
News source: Phone Arena