HTC may be struggling financially, but the company continues to release high quality smartphones. Tomorrow, the HTC One Mini lands on AT&T exclusively, while Verizon customers finally have access to the flagship HTC One starting today. Hopefully, the company’s new offerings will provide a boon to its slumping market share.
The HTC One was released earlier this year to near-universal praise as the best Android handset around, but even rave reviews weren’t enough to turn around the company’s tanking stock, which continued to plummet as sales stalled and the phone’s launch on Verizon was pushed back week after week. Now that the 4.7-inch aluminum device is available on America’s most popular carrier, it could help give HTC a new sales push.
Meanwhile, the HTC One spinoffs are set to begin, with the Mini’s official release set for tomorrow. The scaled-down handset comes with a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, Beats Audio with BoomSound speaker grills, a 4-Ultrapixel camera, and runs Android Jelly Bean with Sense 5 on top. It’s less powerful than the HTC One, but also comes in at $99 with a contract, half the price of the One.