Only yesterday there were reports about the HTC One Max that suggested a September launch, now Taiwanese site ePrice has leaked the phablet. By the looks of the image the design of the phablet is closer to the One Mini, with more use of plastic on the sides, than the One. The phone also looks to be much slimmer than the One, which would help considering the 5.9-inch device would end being quite heavy and thick, if HTC maintained a One like full aluminium chassis.
According to the listing, the device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and will have 2GB of RAM. The phone in the picture is a 16GB model, but the listing promises memory options up to 64 GB and it will also reportedly have big 3,300mAh battery. There is even talk about a Chinese model that will have dual-SIM capabilities and a microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Looks like HTC is gearing up to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note III head on, which is slated to get launched on September 4 at IFA in Berlin, Germany. While, we surely like the direction HTC has taken with its smartphones, the market is yet to react positively to HTC’s new hardware, at least when compared to Samsung’s sales. Considering Samsung’s marketing might, no matter how good a phablet the One Max turns out to be, it is hard to imagine it outselling the Samsung Galaxy Note III.