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Super Clear HTC One Max Pictures Leak Alongside Finalized Specs?

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More pictures and details for the One Max (model number 8088) from HTC hit the web over the weekend, this time bringing some of the clearest images we have seen thus far. In these shots, we get a good look at the Max’s user interface that is on the apparent 5.9″ 1080p display, along with a closeup of the pogo pins HTC placed on the backside of the phone. 

In addition, it was previously reported that the Max would feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, but it is now shown to be running either a Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The S4 Pro is the same chipset that is currently powering the Moto X device and new DROID lineup of devices.

To top it all off, the phone is reported to sport a 5MP camera with UltraPixel technology, 2GB of RAM, a 3,300mAh battery, Android 4.3 and 16GB of storage. Why HTC would feel that 16GB is enough, when even Samsung killed off the 16GB variant of the Note series, remains to be seen.

It is listed from the leak that the One Max should hit the market sometime in October. Is anyone waiting on this device to launch?


  • 5.9″ (1920 x 1080) display
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro or Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • Android 4.3
  • 5MP UltraPixel camera
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Fingerprint scanner

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  • HTCOneUser

    A lot of people are getting very upset about the 16gb RAM, however we don’t know if this is true as no official specs have been provided. It’s very unlikely that HTC will release this premium device with 16gb as it doesn’t make sense

  • Jim165

    These lower specs could explain why there was no mention of the One Max at IFA 2013. Why would HTC announce this phone with these pitiful specs against the SGN3 and the 5S? That would be total embarrassment. And I was waiting for this phone in eagerness….glad I went ahead pre-ordered a Note 3!

  • SolarMan

    There’s a reason the One Max leaks & images made us scratch our heads thus far: it ISN’T going to compete in the Note 3’s market. It won’t be a flagship, hence the rumor(????) that the device will come with an outdated chipset.


    So long HTC, I’ve had the HD2, EVO, EVO 3D, & EVO LTE.
    Hello Note 3!!

  • Mikael

    I don’t think those are true specs, it makes no sense to go back to 16 GB if they remove that option to the HTC ONE, so i bet for 32GB & 64GB versions available along with Snapdragon 800 and 4MP camera and 2GB of RAM, but i hope to be surprise anyways

  • Randiod

    Lame lame lame. Snapdragon 600 really. Wow and I thought HTC was going to be right up with samsung. And my search continues.

  • Steve

    Ok so why is everyone getting
    bent out of shape for something that leaked out of China? Also, who
    says the SD600 is a bad chipset. Also, if one more person says “it
    should have 3GB RAM”, just stop it already. Samsung
    is the only company with that particular memory unit, and I’m sure they
    wont sell it until sometime next year.

    Now, the 16GB of internal storage is somewhat a let down. Not
    completely, but only because the Nexus 4 does fine with it. $800 is what
    makes the 16GB a terrible decision.

    At the end of the day though, this is just a China bred rumor that until I see the actual product, is just that…….a rumor.

  • Armus

    No SD card, no stylus, no camera worth mentioning, no storage, fingerprint scanner – a total pass

  • Armus

    Omg – huge screen and still a 5mp cam? And seriously, only idiots fingerprint scanners in phones

  • SolarMan

    Head scratching decisions are all I see from HTC when it comes to this device. What happened to the company that was just about the best handset maker-or maybe the most popular alternative to iPhones-in 2009/2011? Did Apple inflict harm with those lawsuits?

  • beto_nl

    No worries , the bleeding edge Gnote3 is just around the corner and it’s probably even cheaper…

  • JoshHenry

    kind of disappointing if these are the real specs. I was waiting on this phone.. Now i have to wait for the specs of the Nexus 5, but I have a feeling the Sony Xperia Z1 is my next phone.

  • Austin_tacious

    I don’t care how large the pixels are, they should have gone with more than a 5 “UP” camera. Definitely needs 32GB. I’d trade the fingerprint scanner for either.

  • theraskell

    I was really going to get this phone, but with the lowered processor and on 16gb of storage with no expandable slot, I am thinking I am going to ride out and see how the new Nexus phone does and if Verizon will get it.

    • Chris

      or ride out till this phone actully launches,

  • Aaron

    i remember reading articles a few months back about how HTC had plans to simplify their new product line.

    why the hell is there a new version of this phone being leaked/released every month?

    • Chris

      Its still part of the one family.

      • Aaron

        I know, but having 3 or 4+ phones that all look exactly the same with different internals does not a simplified product line make.

        • Shilamar Drea Shockley

          Didn’t the Razr do the samething? Didn’t hear anyone complain about that.

          • Aaron

            your argument sounds very pointed…

          • Shilamar Drea Shockley

            You said that Tmo doesn’t have any high-end devices for $0 down.

  • michael steinmetz

    i was waiting for this but no s800 and only 16gigs ?? looks like the note 3 for me now

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I don’t really have anything to say that hasn’t been said already below…. just for those who need a tl;dr version: omg, wtf htc, idgi.

  • justapotato

    Snapdragon 600 really HTC…and your wondering why your failing please dont release a high end device w/ last years processor. I LOVE THE ONE!

  • EnX$$

    this sucks. Htc doesn’t Listen or Learn. always making the wrong
    choices. the HTC ONE MAX needs Snapdragon 800,16mp camera,3gb of
    ram,stylus, im very disappoint in HTC..

    • justapotato

      and you know its going to cost as much as the note or $50 less. but that’s it. I remember when the FLYER came out what a disappointment. Come on HTC!

  • RoadsterHD1

    NO, I think the Droid Maxx and its variants have it better with the X8 Computing system than this does. I’ll stick with my Droid Maxx….

  • Greg Carter

    I’m hoping these are not the final specs… I was hoping for a bit more. On reason I haven’t went to the note 3 is because I was waiting on this. I’ll be let down for sure if these are indeed the final specs

  • holdthiscat

    You all need to calm down. This is the Chinese variant of the phone. NOT the version coming to the U.S.
    Interesting that no one seems to be talking about the fact that Blinkfeed is showing up on the multi-tasking page. Never has before. Looks like that means it’s running as an app that can be opened and closed, rather than a permanent resident on one of your home screens.

  • David Schendt

    I’ve always wanted to try a phablet out and see how I really like them and this might be my next phone but I won’t be buying it unless it comes with way more storage, at least a Snapdragon 600, and good battery life.

  • Shadowstare

    Oh HTC. Why is that battery only 3300 mAh? Still no expandable memory (is an SD card slot SOOOOO hard to work into a phone)? I love my DNA, and love the design of the One, but the next flagship phone needs to have an Amazing Battery and at least 32gb of memory.

  • Ron_Swanson

    16 GB of ROM? Is that a joke?

  • TSY87

    maybe this is actually the HTC One Max C. I will wait for the HTC One Max S.

  • Kevin N

    i’m in if it comes with 32gig

  • Mike Hilal

    The buttons. Why HTC, why must you ruin everything with your buttons. Also…sense…how about just adding your tweaks to AOSP? They would sell 3000% more phones had they done these two little things.

  • Sporttster

    I was considering this phone but it absolutely must have a sd slot. If it’s only got a measly 16gb and no slot, it’s DOA…..just ridiculous.

  • Chris

    another thing is whats that second button bellow the volume rocker? mute switch? Camera shutter button (like on the EVO 3D and EVO LTE)

    • LionStone

      Power/wake button via the source link.

  • Chris

    Needs to have a stylus with an updated HTC Scribe software. and like someone else said bellow an EVO like kick stand and a SD card slot or at least 32GB onboard.

  • Jonathan Isenberg

    Even Robert Downey Jr. is disappointed in this…

  • flosserelli

    Perhaps one day these will be collector’s items, since it will be HTC’s first (and probably last) phablet.

  • CT

    No stylus? No kickstand?

    Looks super heavy…

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    Check this out for more reviews bangaru123.tumblr.com

  • RaptorOO7

    I am glad I didn’t wait for this to make it out the door. 16GB, even Samsung realizes 16GB is NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE, Seriously HTC you its’ no wonder you have becoming irrelevant in the market.

  • Droid 1967

    Htc RIP

  • Mark Schleupner

    I was so psyched about this phone before the specs came out…. 16GB?!? Verizon will most likely not allow an SD card slot, so no way – pass. Will get a Note 3.

    • holdthiscat

      Based on rumored specs that are incorrect? Oh please…

    • Chris

      verizon will also load the phone up with bloatware.

    • LionStone

      You do realize this is NOT official for American market?

  • Samsung Note 3 Here I Come

    Beats audio?? Do my eyes deceive me? I totally thought beats was not going to let them use his “technology” again…. Oh HTC.

  • Ken

    Beautiful phone.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    The S4 Pro used would likely be the APQ8064, not an MSM8690T/DT like we see in the Moto X. They would use the quad core not only for the performance gains, but also because they already have several devices using that chip (J Butterfly/DNA), so development/upkeep costs would probably be fairly low.

  • Dee

    its common for the chinese/eastern markets to get a different spec model to the western markets

  • Chippah

    Note 3 says to HTC,
    “you mad bro?”

    is this a joke?

  • renegad3

    I was waiting in anticipation for this, but, if they are using an older processor, the mildly crappy plastic ring around the phone (rather than the chamfered metal edge) and the craptastic buttons on the side, all compared to the current one, I’m gonna hafta pass. Too bad, cuz I would really would like just a bigger One!

  • Do we not know what ROM means? Seriously?

    • Skittlez

      ever since a few months ago, i read RAM as Random Access Memories

    • Hugh Hansen

      While it’s become a misnomer, flash memory is a kind of ROM. From Wikipedia:

      Electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) is based on a similar semiconductor structure to EPROM, but allows its entire contents (or selected banks) to be electrically erased, then rewritten electrically, so that they need not be removed from the computer (or camera, MP3 player, etc.). Writing or flashing an EEPROM is much slower (milliseconds per bit) than reading from a ROM or writing to a RAM (nanoseconds in both cases).

      Flash memory (or simply flash) is a modern type of EEPROM invented in 1984. Flash memory can be erased and rewritten faster than ordinary EEPROM, and newer designs feature very high endurance (exceeding 1,000,000 cycles). Modern NAND flash makes efficient use of silicon chip area, resulting in individual ICs with a capacity as high as 32 GB as of 2007; this feature, along with its endurance and physical durability, has allowed NAND flash to replace magnetic in some applications (such as USB flash drives). Flash memory is sometimes called flash ROM or flash EEPROM when used as a replacement for older ROM types, but not in applications that take advantage of its ability to be modified quickly and frequently.

  • loyalty888

    Looks like an oversized htc mini with those borders

  • CasperTFG

    Very interested…especially if it comes in blue.

  • Daniel

    Where’s the MicroSD slot?!

  • Zach B.
  • Eric

    HTC wants to save a sinking ship but they seriously don’t know how to do it.

  • Tim242

    HTCoffin, this will be your last nail.

    • Col_Angus

      HTC = Hammer That Coffin

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  • afazel

    I don’t think those specs can be right. 16GB of internal storage and a Snapdragon 600?

    I guess it doesn’t matter. At the size of this phone, the HTC One button scheme isn’t doing it any favors. Onscreen buttons would be much better to work with here.

  • Adrynalyne

    Garbage specs.

  • IMO its way too big for a phone!

    • Tim242

      For a phone? Phone is just an app on our devices, one that is rarely used for most.

      • For some it may be rarely used but just think how goofy you would look holding that thing up to your ear! Not to mention since it appears to be just like the One with a unibody metal design it is going to be heavy compared to other devices in its category (Note 2, Note3) and not to mention it looks thicker (could just be the way he is holding it).

        • Tim242

          I never had an issue holding my Note 2 to make a call when necessary. But, headphones solve any issue you may have.

        • PhoenixPath

          Bluetooth is great, innit?

        • Chris

          You must have small hands and wear skinny jeans.

          • Its not that I have small hands its just that when I grab my phone and go about my day I want something that can easily fit inside a regular pocket (not having to fumble with the cargo pockets on shorts is a big plus) and I want something that is at least somewhat able to be used with one hand because typically I am multitasking (trying to send a text and carry files or stuff along those lines). While yes I may wear skinny jeans sometimes, I don’t go around buying phones just so they fit in my jeans for the month out of the year it is necessary to wear jeans (I live in FL for crying out loud). I just don’t like the idea of having a brick in my pocket and everyone wondering if thats my phone sticking out or if I’m happy to see them (if you know what I mean). But then again to each his own.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    MMMm?? S4? HTC…don’t pull a moto x.
    Until fingerprint scanners are built into the power button or screen (because i rarely use the power button to turn on the display) I don’t want it. It’s perfect on the iphone because it doesn’t look like extra hardware. It’s built into the home button.
    For htc, placing it on the back was a decent move. Your finger naturally goes there, but what if it’s laying on the desk or bed? Finger touch while picking it up so its unlocked by the time u look at it? Just let me know when moto puts it in the center on the active display screen, where i tap to pull up or down or throw the message to the side. Because thats a smart move. Forget the dimple.

    • hihi

      u mean like 2 yr old Moto Atrix ?

  • BRIM

    It’s too bad this had the plastic band around the edges rather than the beautiful metal chamfered edges like the regular One.

  • jerry k

    Last gen processor. No thanks.

    • Milind Shah

      how are those last-gen processors? man are you crazy?

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        no co-processor + S4 = no buy. Lets see what they do.

        • hkklife

          Now, refresh the above specs with 32/64GB storage, Snapdrsgon 800, drop the capacitive buttons and maybe a tad more juice in the battery and this would be a world-beater, especially in a GPE edition. So close to greatness but HTC bungles it once again.

          • Chris

            Also add a stylus and HTC scribe. If you are gonna complete the note, then do it right.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The 600 is a slightly tweaked S4 Pro Quad. Seriously, this whole “its underpowered!” just because it isn’t running the most bleeding edge SoC is getting a bit asinine. The HTC One is running a 600, and I have never once heard a complaint about it being underpowered.

      I want next-gen tech as much as the next tech nerd, but if they can get new tricks out of current hardware without sacrificing the fluid experience, I will be just as happy. Innovation rarely means “do the same stuff faster”.

  • Robert Goulet

    S4 Pro or Snapdragon 600 when the Note 3 is using a Snapdragon 800? Is HTC just giving up?

    • hkklife

      Like Motorola, HTC has resorted to desperation penny-pinching in an attempt to preserve their margins. S4 Pro and 16GB internal storage is a *joke*! It’s looking like the big Android players are going to shake out between LG, Samsung and Sony

      • Butters619

        The S4 Pro in the Moto X actually uses Krait 300 CPU cores with an Adreno 320 GPU. For all intents and purposes, it’s a fual core Snapdragon 600.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Lol @ penny-pinching. You do know that industry estimates put the cost to build a Moto X nearly identical to that of a GS4 (and likely similar to a Note 3 as well), right? Not to mention, they probably spent 2x the amount in the R&D for it, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Motorola has a clear vision and direction for their smartphone line, that being to make it easier and less intrusive to interact with your device. HTC is focusing heavily on media, both audio and video/imagery. Samsung is just throwing everything they can think of into their device, with no discernible reason, and that shows when their software is nowhere near as smooth as their competitors. LG is basically using whatever corporate spies they can get to simply one-up Samsung, no matter the cost. Lenovo , Huawei, and ZTE sell more devices than Sony, so it is with HTC and Motorola in current “also ran” status, though at least they are taking the “waterproof” device moniker and running with it.

        Samsung is only where it is in smartphones because they build relatively decent flagships that are heavily marketed, and people assume their cheaper devices will be just as good so they buy those. Take away that massive marketing push, and they wouldn’t be anywhere near where they are today.

  • Walter Partlo

    Way too clear to be real. Blur = cred

  • Milind Shah

    Why the hell are companies so stubborn in keep their buttons in the same position for each god damn phone or tablet! Samsung did it with all of their latest tabs (especially the note 10.1 2014 edition) and now HTC with this! this makes the phone bigger than it should be!

    • Tim242

      No, it’s the front speakers that make the device bigger than it should be.

  • Hugh Hansen

    It really loses a lot aesthetically with that plastic ring around it instead of the chamfered metal of the One.

  • UNCNYY04

    Generic post about how 16GB is not enough storage…

    • Tim242

      It’s not.

  • Curtis

    I have a bad taste in my mouth after buying the GNex on VZW and never getting to use the POGO pins!! Oh yea… this phone is way too big. I can barley see the guy’s hand.

  • Will P

    At least they has the sense to put the power button on the side.

  • nicotinic

    16GB?!? WHY?
    Captain: “Aim all cannons at our own deck”

    crewmate: “but sir…”

    captain: “I know what I’m doing, Fire!!!”

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Because cloud storage and micro usb/wireless flash drives that connect to your keychain are the future? idk, good question.

      • Butters619

        Yes, because I really want to carry a USB OTG cable and flash drive with me everywhere I go….

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          Believe me, I don’t either. For one device. When I can connect my tablet, macbook, and phone to it, it adds a little more value. But strictly phones its stupid. Unless u were me and wanted the moto x so bad u got 16gb model. Oh and the otg cable won’t be needed. They are making micro usb flash drives for mobile devices. Not mainstream yet but I read it on Engadget a couple months back.

          • Butters619

            I promised myself I’d never go with a 16GB phone again. I made the exception with the One X, and while I have lived, I have had to spend too much time and effort managing my storage.

          • michael arazan

            Which means it won’t be out for another year or two, unfortunately

      • TSY87

        cloud storage… hmm… another great idea on paper but when I have no/bad cell coverage id much rather have more internal memory… that includes expandable onboard.

        • Dane Carpenter

          Or you ran out of data on your cellphone plan

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          Just picture 2 forms of the HD. A wireless model that requires charger and on/off switch. A model with a retractable cord thats a little bigger but draws power from the device. Have it connect to Drive with a tab for strictly on flash storage. Doesnt reflect in the cloud. It may only work by Google doing it because competition with its cloud prices. Maybe 3rd party manufacture can get a piece of the cake if box and dropbox join in.

    • EnX$$

      this sucks. Htc doesn’t Listen or Learn. always making the wrong
      choices. the HTC ONE MAX needs Snapdragon 800,16mp camera,3gb of
      ram,stylus, im very disappoint in HTC…

      • RoninX

        I can live with a quad-core Snapdragon 600, but not an S4.

        16GB of flash is only acceptable if it has a micro SD slot. If not, it’s a dealbreaker.

        It still looks better than the Note 3, but that’s not enough.

        • michael arazan

          Also, I can only imagine it will be louder than the regular One with larger speakers to fit a larger frame.

    • Danny Medina

      16Gb with Mirco SD Slot

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    16GB……? I’ll just get back to work now.

    • DroidzFX

      HTC = hard to comprehend

      • Curtis

        I really liked my DNA, until the screen shattered two separate times.

        My guess is that it was too big and while in my pocket and sitting down or running up the stairs the screen flexed and broke the glass.

        • Ian

          That or your pants are too tight…

          • Curtis

            lulz – At least one of those times this statement is more accurate than I’d like it to be.

          • a) youth.in.asia

            His pants are so tight you can see the veins in his d¡ck!

        • Joe Blow

          Sitting on your phone = Not a legitimate complaint

          • Curtis

            The screen was big enough that I had to straight leg it up the stairs at work regardless of the kind of pants I wore. My point was that the phone was too big, especially if you have a pair of snug pants you have a marital obligation to wear.

            I have accepted the responsibility for breaking the phone. It just would have been less likely if the phone was smaller. If you have ever held the DNA you would know it was easy to flex it.

      • Jim890

        More like HTC = Help This Company.

    • BrothaDave

      I was about to say the same thing, that big super phone with only 16gb? They should have made it 32gb

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      5mp, only 2gb ram, S4 Pro or S600, fail is an understatement

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        OMFG… the 16GB was one thing but I could have sworn I read S800 since that was the rumored specs at first… smh.

        S600 is by no means bad since the HTC One flies, but FFS if you’re going Phablet size you gotta keep up with the competition

      • Butters619

        2GB of RAM is absolutely more than enough.

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          Go big or go home. More apps open at once, faster speeds, etc.

        • socarwolverine

          It is, but it’s a tough sell when your competitor is throing in 3. The spec war still wages in a lot of people’s minds.

        • mustbepbs

          I can’t believe we’re at a point where 2 GB of RAM is categorized under “only”.

      • Eric R.

        I have a feeling it will compete with the Galaxy Mega. Because the Mega has lower specs for a large device but the One Max has higher specs than the Mega, not the best and is around the same size.

    • PhoenixPath

      Yeah, not at those specs. I’ll wait. If the n5 isn’t mind-blowing, the One will last until next year easily enough.

  • Kevin McDole

    Back to making bad decisions, I see.

  • Shaunwin

    Fail, if these are the actually specs!