AT&T has announced the HTC One Mini, a more compact version of the HTC One, will be available exclusively from AT&T starting on Friday. The HTC One Mini’s screen is a smaller 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display at 720p/341 PPI resolution. To compare, the HTC One has a slightly larger 4.7-inch display at Full HD 1080p/468 PPI. The phone is made of an aluminum unibody construction and weighs 122 grams, which is about 21 grams less than the HTC One.
The ‘mini’ also houses HTC’s UltraPixel camera with backside illumination sensor and 2.0 aperture 28mm lens for taking better pictures in low-light situations. The main camera can shoot Full HD 1080p HDR Video, while the front camera with 1.6 MP and BSI sensor can shoot 720p video.
The HTC One Mini runs on Android with a Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.4 GHz processor. (HTC One incorporates the faster Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor at 1.7GHz.)
Memory capacity caps out at 16GB for the ‘mini’ with 2 GB DDR2 RAM. (HTC One is available in 32GB and 64GB configurations, with 2 GB DDR2 RAM.) Like the HTC One, the ‘mini’s SIM Card type is a micro SIM.
Other features inherited from the larger HTC One include HTC BlinkFeed which compiles social feeds into one scrolling data feed, HTC Zoe that automatically sets videos and photos to music and adds special effects. Like its bigger brother, the HTC One Mini also has dual front stereo speakers on the front side and incorporates HTC BoomSound and built-in Beats Audio.
AT&T and authorized dealers will begin selling the HTC One Mini on Friday, Aug. 23 for $99.99 with a two-year agreement.
The wireless carrier first started selling the larger HTC One on April 19, 2013 for $199 (32GB) and $299 (64GB) with two-year contracts.
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