The HTC One mini has finally been given official recognition in the US and it’s scheduled to arrive through AT&T on the same day the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 goes on sale through the carrier. We recently spotted the compact flagship on an online retailer that’s offering the device for pre-order in 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE versions. Each model is unlocked, while the price starts at $522.50 and it goes up to $617.50.
Additionally, the HTC One mini has also gone on sale in the UK through various carriers and SIM free via retailers. The version officially headed to the US comes with 4G LTE support. The device is not only smaller than its original, but also slimmer and lighter. It measures 132mm x 63.2m x 9.25mm and tips the scales at 122 grams. Falling in the mid-range segment, the handset carries a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 HD 720p touchscreen and a 1.6MP camera on the front. It sports the same UltraPixel snapper as the larger sibling and even Boom Sound stereo speakers.
While the Android Jelly Bean platform is in the driver’s seat, a Snapdragon 400 dual core 1.4GHz processor delivers the steam from the inside. The innards also comprise of 1GB DDR2 RAM, a 1800mAh battery, 16GB storage and connectivity modules such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and more.
The HTC One mini can be yours for $99.99 with a new 2-year contract. There’s no mention of it being available on AT&T’s Next program or on any other carrier, but the release date is set for August 23.