Good news for AT&T subscribers as the carrier has announced that it will start offering the HTC One Mini from Aug. 23.
For the uninitiated, the HTC One Mini is the smaller sibling of the Taiwanese company's flagship HTC One, which launched in April this year.
With AT&T set to offer the HTC One Mini soon, its subscribers will have another option to choose from. Recently, the carrier also announced that it will offer the Galaxy Mega 6.3.
"Our customers loved the HTC One, so we are excited to offer this slimmer, more compact version," said Jeff Bradley, SVP 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."
AT&T will offer the HTC One Mini exclusively for $99.99 on a two-year contract. The smartphone features the same design as that of bigger sibling HTC One and is set to give stiff competition to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the upcoming Sony Honami Mini.
"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," noted Jason Mackenzie, President of North America, HTC,
Like the HTC One, the HTC One Mini has also been launched in Glacier Silver and Stealth Black colors.
Recently, we reported that the unlocked version of the HTC One Mini was available for pre-order in the U.S. from e-retailer Negri Electronics. The unlocked variant of the smartphone costs $522.50 and is available in both silver and black options.
The HTC One Mini targets the mid-range segment and features a smaller 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 HD 720p display and a pixel density of 341 pixels per inch (ppi). Under the hood, it packs in a Qualcomm 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor. The smartphone also has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage without the option to expand the memory using a microSD card.
Moreover, HTC boasts that the UltraPixel Camera with backside illuminated sensor "captures 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, so you can take better photos in low light and bright light."
With competition in the smaller smartphone space increasing, it will be interesting to see if the HTC One Mini can take down rivals.