Looks like Aug. 23 will be a day of extremes at AT&T. Earlier the big blue carrier announced that day as the arrival date for its 6.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Mega, and now AT&T says that it'll also release the HTC One mini that day. The HTC One mini will be available exclusively at AT&T starting Friday, Aug. 23, for $99.99 with a two-year contract. Customers interested in AT&T's Next upgrade program will pay $21 per month for the One mini.
As its name suggests, the HTC One mini is like a shrunken down version of the HTC One that launched at AT&T back in April. The miniaturized handset sports a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display, down from 4.7 inches on the One, as well as a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor and AT&T 4G LTE. Also included are the same UltraPixel rear camera and front-facing BoomSound speakers that are found on HTC's full-size One.
It's not exactly a surprise to hear that AT&T will be adding the HTC One mini to its shelves, but it's still good to finally get launch and pricing information from the folks in blue. With its 4.3-inch display, the One mini could be a good choice for AT&T customers that are in the hunt for a new smartphone that can easily be used with one hand, a feature that's increasingly hard to find with the rise in phone/tablet hybrid devices. To get a better idea of the One mini's size and to help pass the time until its launch on Friday, you can watch PhoneDog's video review of the international One mini right here and here.