It looks like the HTC One mini will be making its way to AT&T. The smartphone has just passed through the FCC with support for the carrier's LTE and HSPA+ frequencies.
HTC is following the recent trend of releasing a mini version of a flagship smartphone. Samsung started the scheme this year with the release of the Galaxy S4 Mini and Motorola just announced the DROID MINI for Verizon. The mini smartphones are designed to appeal to consumers who would prefer to have a smaller version of the flagship. The HTC One mini retains most of the key features that made the larger HTC One a massive hit. The smartphone uses the same anodized aluminum unibody case that has been viewed as one of the HTC One's best features. It also includes the HTC UltraPixel camera and front facing dual-stereo speakers.
U.S. HTC One mini fans will be happy to know that the handset has just passed through the FCC with support to run on AT&T's network. The filing shows that the handset supports the carrier's HSPA+ and LTE frequencies. A press image for the HTC One mini recently leaked with AT&T branding, so this new FCC certification seems to hint that we should see the smartphone officially announced and offered by the carrier in the near future.
The HTC One mini features a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD3 display with a pixel density of 334 pixels per inch (ppi). The handset runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 and BlinkFeed, and is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with an Andreno 305 graphics processing unit (GPU). HTC has included 16GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.
Its camera capabilities include a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera with HTC Zoe support and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. Its wireless connectivity includes A 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/c/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The smartphone also packs a 1,800 mAh non-removable battery.
We'll have to wait for AT&T to make things official, but the leaked AT&T HTC One mini press image and now the FCC approval means we should see the smartphone officially announced relatively soon.