There have been one leak after another revealing various details about HTC’s upcoming high end phablet HTC One Max but none so far has been as detailed and reliable as a screenshot image leak that details the specs of the device. HTC has already sent out invites for a possible HTC One Max launch set for Wednesday 11th October (next week).
Here are the alleged hardware specifications of HTC’s One Max:
Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 600 Krait 300 with Adreno 320 GPU
Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 (screenshots have already leaked, check them out here)
Display: 5.9 Inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels Multitouch screen (~373 ppi density)
Memory: 2 GB RAM and choice of 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory with MicroSD card support (up to 32 GB)
Cameras: 4 megapixels ultrapixels primary and 2.1 megapixels 1080p front facing cameras
Connectivity: GSM, WCDMA, HSUPA, HSPA+, Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, HDMI, micro-USB, MHL, NFC, 4G LTE
Build: 144.5 x 70.5 x 10.6mm, 130g
Yesterday, clear images of a HTC One with Verizon branding leaked, proving that this device will be coming to the US and certainly on Verizon – with other carriers likely to launch the device on their network too. The full list of HTC One Max specifications however does not mention a few crucial points including the battery size and whether it will have LTE-Advanced rather than just LTE.
We also notice that the device will have a microSD card support which is very unusual for a HTC device. It has also been HTC’s tradition to make devices with non-removable batteries, is there a chance the battery of HTC One Max is removable? It also doesn’t mention whether the device will have a fingerprint scanner based on images leaked earlier showing the scanner at the back of the device below the primary camera (see image below) and a Wall Street Journal report. We will get to know this soon enough.
Based on these specs and images published over the past couple of weeks, HTC One Max is basically an enlarged version of HTC One, but lighter. Although HTC announced their flagship smartphone HTC One before Samsung unveiled theirs – the Galaxy S4 – Samsung was the first to bring the super sized version of the flagship smartphone – the Galaxy Note 3. I mention this because Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is the top competitor of HTC One Max. We can’t wait to see how the two match up and which will come on top.