Did you fall head over heels for HTC One’s sleek aluminum build, UltraPixel cam, BoomSound speakers and so on and so forth, but were halted on your way to scoring the beast by its not so pocket-friendly size and/or extravagant pricing?
Not to worry, as AT&T has at long last made the One Mini official on the network. The compact 4.3-incher is technically not available for sale yet, but it will be starting in three short days, i.e. on August 23, i.e. this Friday.
Sadly, the mid-ranger is not as cheap as some of you might have expected, being set to cost $99.99 with two-year contracts. Then again, it’s not like Ma Bell could have made this fellow available for free.
After all, it does sport a very crisp 720p Super LCD2 panel, measures a measly 9.3 mm in thickness, packs the same 4 UltraPixel cam as its bigger brother, plus 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board storage and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Not to mention you also get Beats Audio sound enhancement and the latest iteration of the Sense UI that’s sleeker and smoother than ever before.
On the not so bright side, the dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU is kinda, sorta sluggish, there’s no expandable storage option and the 1,800 mAh battery is, in lack of a better word, puny. All in all, you have a tough decision ahead of you.