By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 06, 2013 05:44 AM EDT
Rumors of a HTC One Max phablet have been making rounds recently and now some leaked photos and specs aim to paint a clearer picture of what to expect.
When it launched, the HTC One sported one of the best designs seen in a smartphone this year. Many still believe it is unparalleled in terms of design, but that's no longer enough to ensure the success of the company.
The trend nowadays seems to be launching a flagship smartphone at first, then flooding the market with various spinoffs of said flagship. In other words, companies are now launching full lineups of smartphones, sporting various screen sizes and price points. Samsung, for instance, has its flagship Galaxy S4, a Galaxy S4 Mini, a Galaxy S4 Zoom and a Galaxy S4 Active.
HTC seems to be following the same trend, aiming to compete on all fronts. The company has the HTC One as its flagship, launched a HTC One Mini a couple of weeks ago, and now reports point to an imminent launch of a HTC One Max phablet.
While the HCT One Mini was a lower-specked, cheaper smartphone, the HTC One Max is expected to go in the opposite direction and launch as a top-of-the-line Android device.
Chinese retailer ePrice has now posted some images of the purported HTC One Max, along with some specs. Previously referred to under the codename T6, the HTC One Max phablet is expected to boast a 5.9-inch Full HD (1080p) display, the latest Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with a micro SD card slot for additional memory. Other specs and features include HTC's UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter and a powerful 3,300 mAh battery.
The leaked images show the same design as the original HTC One, as the phablet simply looks as an oversized version of the flagship smartphone. The specs suggest a high-end device, which will likely come with a price to match. The HTC One Max is expected to go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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