Today’s a pretty big day for AT&T! Earlier we learned that the Galaxy Mega 6.3 would be arriving to AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular. Now AT&T has also announced they will carry the HTC One Mini as an exclusive.
So that’s a new 4.3-inch device and a new 6.3-inch device. Talk about size extremes!
We’ve heard on more than one occasion that the HTC One Mini would be making its way to AT&T, so today’s announcement really comes as no surprise. Still, it’s still nice to finally have confirmation. As for the pricing and release date? The HTC One Mini will set customers back just $99.99 with two-year contract and goes on sale August 23rd.
The HTC One Mini might not be as powerful as its bigger brother, but it is still a sleek, sexy device that could be perfect for those looking for something a bit more modestly sized – and priced.
For those that need the refresher, the phone is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 and is accompanied by 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage, a 4MP UltraPixel cam, 1.6MB front cam, LTE, Bluetooth, BoomSound, an 1,800 mAh non-removable battery and Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5.
So how about it, anyone interested in picking this one up from AT&T?
AT&T to Launch HTC One Mini
Dallas, Texas, August 19, 2013
AT&T* announced today its plans to launch the HTC One mini, a compact version of the award-winning HTC One. The HTC One mini shares the iconic design and must-have features of the HTC One and will be available exclusively from AT&T beginning August 23 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. To see the HTC One mini in action, check out this video.
“Our customers loved the HTC One, so we are excited to offer this slimmer, more compact version,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We’re proud to continue to offer our customers so many choices with a broad smartphone portfolio all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”
Jason Mackenzie, President of North America, HTC, said “The HTC One mini is pocket-friendly but packed with large experiences – an HD screen, our breakthrough UltraPixel camera, a home screen with customized feeds from news networks to social networks including Instagram, and huge sound from its front-facing stereo speakers.”
Shorter, thinner and lighter than the original HTC One, the new HTC One mini boasts a striking aluminum body with a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 HD 720p display, a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, and HTC’s UltraPixel Camera with backside illuminated sensor that captures 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, so you can take better photos in low light and bright light.
The HTC One mini packs all the great features you love about HTC One including:
HTC BlinkFeed™ puts your favorite content at the center of your mobile world, delivering social updates, news updates and photos directly to your home screen. It aggregates the freshest content, with more than 10,000 feeds served up daily from the most relevant and interesting sources. Enjoy all the information at a glance, without the need to jump between multiple applications and websites.
HTC Zoe™ brings special moments to life in three-second videos, enabling a range of advanced editing capabilities and creative flexibility. Photos, videos and Zoes can also be featured as part of automatically edited 30-second Video Highlights with pre-selected themes with music or using sound tracks from your personal music library.
HTC BoomSound™ provides dual front-facing speakers and a built-in amplifier to bring music, movies and games to life with minimal distortion, as well as the authentic sound experience you expect from built-in Beats Audio ™.
AT&T now has the most reliable 4G LTE network. According to independent third-party data, AT&T has the highest success rate for delivering mobile content across nationwide 4G LTE networks.** And AT&T was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market study – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. ***
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** Speed claim based on comparison of national carriers’ average 4G LTE download speeds for AndroidTM and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. Reliability claim compares data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
*** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
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Hey android authority, will you be doing a HTC one mini review anytime soon!?
Exclusive, really? What bullshit.
Hey AT&T, what about 4.2.2 for the full sized extremely expensive and more incredible big brother? Too much to ask, is it? Or what about 4.3 or is that exclusive to third world countries as well?