HTC is the only major Android manufacturer that has not yet forayed into the phablet market, but all of that is about to change. Again, thanks to Weibo, someone in China has spilled the beans on how the HTC One Max will look like, how much it will cost, and what its specs are.
As seen above, it will have a 5.9″ Full HD screen, Android 4.3 Jellybean out of the box, HTC Sense 5.5, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, a 3300mAh battery and (presumably) a Snapdragon S600 clocked at 1.7 GHz. All of this frankly seems disappointing when looking at rival’s offerings. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra are using the brand new Snapdragon S800 whose clock speeds can go up to a meteoric 2.3 GHz. Not only that, HTC has still stubbornly refused to add an expandable storage slot, whereas Samsung and Sony’s offerings allow for a 64 GB mini SD card to be added for the extra space. Battery life seems decent for it’s size, but only time will tell about it’s real life battery performance.
The user in China also managed to grab a few exterior shots, which strongly suggest a rear fingerprint scanner located below the camera. The phablet does not seem too bulky in the hand, and might become a viable option for HTC fans wanting an easy to handle, larger sized device.