AT&T announces HTC One mini
When it comes to smartphones, especially in the realm of devices that run on the Android operating system from Google, HTC used to be a major player that forged a path ahead for the rest to follow. Somewhere along the way, however, HTC seemed to have lost their way, and now they are playing catch up, with numbers from each quarterly earnings report being far from encouraging. They desperately need to get back into the game (and in the black, too), and their most recent flagship, the HTC One, has proven itself to be quite the high end smartphone to beat – although there is still the company’s perception issue among the masses to be dealt with, we do hope that the HTC One is the path to HTC’s recovery in the long run. Having said that, HTC too, has embraced the “mini” culture, with AT&T having announced plans to introduce the HTC One mini. The HTC One mini happens to be a smaller model of the HTC One, sharing most of the iconic design as well as must-have features of the HTC One, and will be an AT&T exclusive from August 23rd onwards for $99.99 a pop with a 2-year contract.
Do not think that this is the HTC One, except that it has been shrunk down in size, with everything else remaining the same. That is not quite so, as some sacrifices to its innards would need to have been made, but this does not mean that the HTC One mini is a bad phone at all, or a poor cousin to the HTC One, far from it. It will definitely be shorter and lighter than the original, sporting 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 which allows it to capture 300% more light compared to traditional smartphone camera sensors.
Other features include HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and HTC BoomSound, just like the HTC One, making it a decent addition to your smartphone experience if you are currently looking to make a switch without breaking the bank.