It looks like AT&T customers will be able to get their hands on the HTC One Mini a bit sooner than expected. On Monday the carrier announced that it will offer the miniaturized HTC One variant starting on August 23 for $100 with two-year contract.
The smaller handset will offer slightly toned down specs from the original flagship handset, including a 4.3-inch display with 720p resolution, a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM. The device will also run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and will house a 1,800 mAh battery along with a 4-megapixel “UltraPixel” camera.
The original HTC One was met with widespread acclaim from critics, including ourselves. Though some are concerned about HTC simply releasing a lower-specced, cheaper version of the One — rather than going to work on another handset, given its struggles in the smartphone market — HTC seems committed to still pushing the now somewhat aged flagship on consumers. Aside from this new riff on an old handset, that push also includes a new ad campaign featuring Robert Downey, Jr.