According to sources cited by Digitimes, the upcoming HTC One Max phablet could sport the relatively older Snapdragon S4 Pro or the Snapdragon 600 chipset instead of the rumored Snapdragon 800 chip. While it is widely speculated that HTC is doing this solely out of cost concerns, it is rumored that Qualcomm is hesitant to provide sufficient supply of these chipsets as HTC isn’t in its prime form.
The cost cutting concerns make more sense as Qualcomm is supplying the Snapdragon 800 chipsets to pretty much every Android OEM out there which includes Xiaomi, ASUS, Sony, LG, Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and several others. So if HTC fails to secure orders of the Snapdragon 800 chip from Qualcomm, it could be very embarrassing for the company.
The Snapdragon 600 chip was somewhat confirmed in a leak we came across a couple of days ago. This could prove to be a major blow for the company which is struggling to make a comeback in the smartphone industry. The One Max will also pack a 5.9 inch 1080p display, a 4MP Ultrapixel camera, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.3.
Via: Android Beat