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Jul
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The HTC One Mini has been a pretty poorly kept secret for some time now, and while it has previously been rumored as an upcoming AT&T handset, we can now all but confirm this fact - with pictures! This is the AT&T "HTC One mini," (the model name in the settings menu has 'mini' in lower-case) as leaked to us by an anonymous tipster.

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Now, as you'll notice, these photos have various areas blacked out. That's because this is likely a pre-production tester device, and as such, is not 100% exactly what the final handset will look like. Things like Android and Sense version are blurred out, but benchmarks quickly revealed the presence of Android 4.2, and this is obviously Sense 5, likely with the added features the normal One received in its 4.2 update.

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As far as specifications, they're in line with much of what has been leaked to date. A 720p display (presumably 4.3"), dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor (a dual-core Qualcomm CPU with an Adreno 305 GPU makes it the only possible chip), 1GB of RAM, probably 16GB of internal storage (with roughly 11GB usable), Android 4.2 with Sense 5, and LTE connectivity in this particular variant. Our tipster reports that the heft and feel of the handset is largely like that of the normal One, meaning the same mostly-aluminum construction is probably present.

How do we know this is an AT&T handset? Take a look at the "4G LTE" logo above the signal bar in the one photo with a SIM card inserted below - it's a dead giveaway for an AT&T Android phone.

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So there you have it - the HTC One mini is definitely coming to AT&T, and everything we're seeing here closely tracks previous leaks of the handset. Now it's just a question of when, but we shouldn't have to wait too long - it seems like HTC is slated to announce the One mini tomorrow.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • aNYthing6

    Not bad. Bezel is a lot thinner than I thought it'd be.

  • MrHaroHaro

    Looks good. Might switch to AT&T for this, if it's exclusive.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      I'm kind of guessing it will be. You know AT&T - they love an exclusive. It will be interesting to see how well it performs with only 1GB of RAM, though.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        With 1GB of RAM, if you install a lot of apps, not well. I have 200+ and 2GB of RAM isn't even enough.

        1GB wasn't enough on the X+ and the previous phones either. The Note II was life-changing for me in that regard. But it's no longer enough either. I need 3-4GB.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          If you have 200+ apps, you need to start uninstalling some shit.

          Here, let me help you: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.uninstaller

          • David Z

            Haha, install an app to uninstall apps! Actually batch uninstall sounds useful

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            I like to have a bunch of apps installed. It helps me keep tabs on them, it's part of the job. And I actually use a lot of them.

        • rob

          1 gig of ram and 1.4 cpu sounds a tad weaker than the no longer supported one s but apparently they are re evaluating it for sense 5, wierd

      • brkshr

        Is the S4 mini an AT&T exclusive? (I haven't been keeping tabs on it) I don't think HTC would lock themselves down to just AT&T if the S4 mini is not an exclusive as well. It seems to me that HTC is trying to compete with Samsung the most.

        • Andres Galvan

          I would agree,but 1.) The S4 Mini hasn't arrived in the US, and 2.) It's not meant to be a bigtime seller, I don't think.

  • Justin W

    I think HTC needs to work on the bezel with next year's One series release. The black parts should be much smaller, IMO. The One is still a gorgeous device, but it can be made better in that respect.

  • IncCo

    It just looks odd somehow..

  • ericnpc

    This one looks more like a remote control.

  • Andy Stetson

    Operator name in the last picture says AT&T as well ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Well, operator name could be whatever the sim card is inserted, so it's not a dead giveaway, but the logo above is.

      • Andy Stetson

        touché salesman!

  • TY

    Basically HTC First (a solid mid-range phone) in a better, new case.

  • BlahBlah

    4.2 on HTC One mini? Hopefully that means that the 4.2 update for AT&T HTC One isn't far off!!

    • Yep

      You mean you still haven't got it? I'm in Mexico and I got it two days ago.

  • IrishSid

    mmm, if I liked bezel I'd be in bezel heaven! Unfortunately for HTC it's the millennium +13. Better luck next time though, tryhards.

  • http://mobilepricesnews.com/ Mobile

    The REd body is quite well attractive, and look grert, Easy hand and unique features device, a good features smartphone.