HTC One Max is yet another device that is being lipped about much. This is probably because it is not just any smartphone, but is HTC’s first phablet. We’ve been reporting on the phablet by HTC for quite a long time now. The courtesy of the sources, many of the features and facts about the device had been rumored. The leaked pictures of the flagship had also been posted which reflect how will the phone actually look like. As the name suggests, it will be a “Max-ed” HTC One Max. Wondering what that means? What I meant was that it be a bigger HTC One! (Well, that wasn’t that too hard to guess,lol).
Anyway, whatever we’ve been hearing about HTC One Max seems to be true, say the sources. But, there still is stuff that we don’t know about the phablet yet. It is for this reason that we decided to write you another round-up of whatever we have come to know about the upcoming HTC One Max.
The Name: HTC One Max
The phablet will be called the HTC One Max, say trust-worthy sources. The name makes sense as the device will be a physically bigger version of the HTC One.
Design similar to HTC One
The leaked photos suggest that the device will look exactly like the HTC One, but will be bigger. Yet, we don’t know what material did HTC pick for the back.
The device is rumored to feature a fingerprint scanner at its back. The scope of its functionality is not clear yet. We can only hope that it goes beyond the idea of just unlocking the device with it.
5.9-inch screen, 1080×1920 pixels of resolution
The screen of the phablet is guessed to be 5.9″ which is slightly more than that of Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s. However, the resolution of the screen of the device is confirmed to be 1080 by 1920 pixels.
1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
The HTC One Max will be running on a Snapdragon 600 S0C processor clocked at 1.7 GHz that is uptil now on the top of the list. But, the RAM is disappointing as it falls under that of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The device is to have a 2GB of RAM, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has already outrun that with a 3GB of RAM.
UltraPixel Camera, 2.1MP front-facing cam
The HTC One Max will sport an Ultrapixel camera just like the HTC One and that too closer to it in terms of resolution that was 4MP in the HTC One Max. The camera will have the Optical Image Stabilization feature as well. It also comes with a 2.1MP front-facing camera.
16GB storage, microSD card slot
Looks like HTC finally realized the need of a microSD card slot. Yes, you read it right. The HTC One Max will have a microSD card slot that will complement the internal 16GB storage. The bad news is that it might not be applicable for all the models in the market.
Okay! Yesss! Why do I have a feeling that the dying HTC has planned to restore its market share? The beast is to feature a large 3000mAh or 3300mAh battery.
BoomSound Stereo Speakers, Beats Audio
All the leaked pictures clearly show a front facing BoomSound Stereo speakers as those in the HTC One that sound really awesome. And, yes, Beats Audio will surely show up along.
It has been rumored that the device will have a dual-SIM model as well. That could be true as the HTC One does have a dual-SIM variant in China.
A leaked picture showing the Software info of the device was leaked. In the image, it clearly can be seen that the HTC One Max will be running Android 4.3 version.
Sense 5.5 UI
HTC will be announcing the new Sense version of its user interface along with the HTC One Max. All that we know about the interface up till now is that it will be called Sense 5.5 and some leaked images.
HTC One Max announcement: October 15
HTC has sent out event invitations for October 15 and this probably is the very day we’ll officially see the HTC One Max rolling out.
The leaked Sense 5.5 photos show a Blinkfeed toggle setting for the camera.
HTC One Max coming to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
In the US, the device will be launching with AT&T and Sprint. The leaks also say that the device has headed to Verizon.
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Stay Tuned for more information… 😉