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HTC One Max for Verizon Poses for Brief Photo Shoot

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Carrier partners for HTC and their should-have-been-announced-like-two-months-ago mega phone, the One Max, have managed to avoid the leak train up until this past weekend. Thanks to an Android Central Forums member, we now know that Verizon will at least be one of them here in the States. As you can see in the pictures we have included, the phone is as large as you would have expected, but also takes on a new design change that was absent with Verizon’s version of the HTC One. Yes, we’re talking about the “Verizon” logo placed front and center between the home and back buttons where HTC previously used their own logo.

Other than that, nothing else is really new. The leaker claims that the phone will have a removable back and fingerprint scanner, two things we have seen pictured time and time again. The removable back seems odd, since HTC is incredibly fond of their aluminum unibody design on the One, but maybe a removable back has been a highly requested feature. The fingerprint scanner on the other hand is 100% expected, we just wish it wasn’t incorporated through a massive square on the back of the device. As much as we poke fun at Apple, at least they got the fingerprint scanned placement right with the iPhone 5s.

To see how the One Max compares to the newly released Galaxy Note 3, hit up this post.

So, Big Red customers, who wants one?

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Via:  Android Central

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  • umbrellacorp

    Coming to Verizon in December 2024!

  • Chris

    it better not be just for Verizon. HTC may be struggling but they make some great hardware and they are NOT sexist against woman like samsung is.

  • Jarred Sutherland

    The HTC One Max, otherwise known as the “tablet”. My hands are small and cramp easily (thanks tendonitis!) .. I couldn’t do these big phones anymore, I actually have found the 4″ screen on the iPhone to be the perfect size for me.

    • M3D1T8R

      Try a Moto X. Larger/better screen than the Iphone, but still small and feels infinitely better in hand vs that uncomfortable sharp metal square edged Apple thing.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        I’ve held the Moto X, and it seems like a nice phone. Before I ever switch back to Android, Google is going to have to put some focus on the core Android system. I experienced far too many wake locks on bone stock devices (Nexus devices). I no longer have the desire to screw around trying to make my phone last through the day, jumping from rom to rom or kernel to kernel seeking the best. While the OEMs think throwing massive batteries at the problem is the fix, Apple has “somehow” managed to achieve all day battery (mine is just now around 35% 14-15 hours) under pretty heavy usage and that’s with a 1600mAh battery.

        I’ve owned so many Google devices, I am no longer impressed by them. I love the core apps (gmail, maps, etc), those are fantastic, but I can easily get those on iOS now.

  • Michael Harrison

    Article does bring up one great point…Apple did get the fingerprint scanner correct compared to this thing. They made all other companies thinking about fingerprint scanners completely rethink how to add them. This is why Apple is good for Android. We can knock Apple all we want, but the things they do really do push the Android makers to keep moving forward also, outside of the “bigger” mentality. (Looking at you Samsung)

    • Chris

      Apple made what android is today. Early prototypes were blackberry like. After the iphone was revelled, those plans were scrapped and the G1 was conceived, ,

      • Michael Harrison

        Very true. The multitouch slab, while now so common, at the time the first iPhone came out was pretty genius. Literally the idea of just sci-fi shows and movies.

      • Tim242

        You should do your research. There were two prototypes, not just one.

        • Chris

          Regardless. There can be 50 prototypes my point still stands

          • Tim242

            Actually, my point crushes your point. The fact that there were multiple prototypes proves that Android predated iOS

    • zurginator

      The problem of course being the fact that no android manufacturer can put the scanner on the front, thanks to our obsession with thin bezels (incidentally what’s already killing this phone).

      TBH I could deal with a 3mm side/ 7-10mm top/bottom bezel if it was a matte plastic – would do wonders for the number of shattered screens. The plastic would absorb the impact of 90% of drops (most drops don’t land face down, but on a corner), while keeping the anti-scratch properties of glass.

      Cut the hardware buttons and a bit of the bezel off of this and you would have the beginings of a wonderful device: http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/65667-image/gp583.jpg

    • JMonkeYJ

      i think i would rather have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner (like where most android power buttons are placed) if one could be made that works well with small dimensions. it would have to be able to accurately identify a finger/thumb from seeing a smaller and perhaps rotated version of it. seems like it should be possible.

      otherwise, if they could just build it in to the touchscreen, that would also be acceptable, and wouldn’t require a giant bezel.

      but i definitely think there’s lots of room for improvement on the apple version of it.

  • Philip J. Fry

    No thanks. I’ll take the gnote 3.

  • roberthenderson

    Have To Conform – to what the customers want

  • roberthenderson

    Maybe = same camera as the One, 2gb ram, Snapdragon 600, 64gb storage
    Definitely = 5+ultra pixels, 3gb ram, Snapdragon 800, & SD card with at least 32gb of storage

  • SeanPlunk

    I really like it, I’m selling my Note III when it arrives and will pick one of these up. With the S-Off for the One being accomplished, I’m sure the Max will be the same. The Note III isn’t enough of an upgrade over my Note II, and I prefer LCD screens to AMOLED. They just look a lot crisper IMHO.

  • fauxshizzl

    Company logo replaced by a carrier logo. Ouch. HTC has no pull.

    • Cael

      Probably what they had to do to prevent it from coming out 4 months after everybody else.

    • hkklife

      This whole device looks cheap, rushed and a sign of desperation. Huge bezels, still capacitive buttons, cheaply integrated fingerprint scanner, nasty VZW branding, and rumors suggest internal storage has been halved from 32Gb to 16GB.

      Its also arriving later to market than the Note 3, just like the regular One did on VZW. HTC has really lost their clout with Big Red! If the rumor that it’s coming with a Snapdragon 600 is true then that’s likely the final nail in the coffin compared to the Note 3, unless HTC makes a big price concession and VZW gives it a heavy subsidy and they bring it in at <$200 on contract this holiday season.

      • roberthenderson

        16gb would be a one hundred percent deal breaker

      • Chris

        16GB in 2013 is silly.

        • holdthiscat

          Hey…Samsung did it and sold a boatload of phones. Not a fan of Samsung, and not saying that it isn’t silly…but just remarkable that it worked.

    • Yeah, that seems a little unreal, doesn’t it?

  • Orion Pax

    Looks heavy…
    Does RDJ use the One?
    What’s next for HTC? eBay phone? Merger with BlackBerry? Firefox phone?

  • Feed Jake

    All I want is a device like the N3 with those front facing speakers. I love big screen real estate, but the experience is ruined the second the sound starts sputtering out the back speaker. I was really looking forward to the One Max, but it’s too clunky to carry in a pocket.

    • Tim242

      The Note 3 speaker is on the bottom, not the back. Who listens to media from a phone speaker though?

      • Chris

        There are definitely times I want to.

    • holdthiscat

      Hmm…a device like the Note 3, but with front-facing speakers. That’s exactly what this is. What makes the device larger that the Note 3 are those speakers that you so desire. So your statement is a bit convoluted.

  • mustbepbs

    It looks awful.

  • Joshua Bailey

    It amazes me every time that Verizon gets away with these things.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Most users = POWER.

    • zurginator

      It boils down to Verizon having more customer draw than HTC at the moment – so they call the shots.

      With the iPhone, Galaxy S or Galaxy Note, and Moto lines, it’s the other way around.

  • yummy

    HTC is Not getting any of my money.
    Phones are fine, business is shaky.

  • Cleevens Joseph

    Verizon better be paying they customers for advertisement ..AT&T does this I want dollars off my bill or free gigs added on my plan..

  • Such

    Kind of surprised Verizon’s even considering carrying this thing. I would love the bigger screen but the One Max is incredibly chunkier than the N3, which is gonna be annoying to carry around every day. So removable back means removable battery as well?

    • Tim242

      Not necessarily. The EVO LTE has a removable back to access SD card, but not the battery

    • holdthiscat

      The battery is not removable, but there is an sd card slot.

  • Butters619

    ‘H’ard ‘T’o ‘C’ontrol

    • Sherlock Holmes

      You don’t need quotation marks for us to understand what you’re trying to do.

  • This design looked great on the HTC One, but it just doesn’t look very good IMO on a phone this size.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What’s the Point HTC? I still don’t get it? At least a stylus would give you an excuse.

  • Greg Morgan

    Looks like HTC gave in on the logo on the front. Probably the only way Verizon allowed it on its network this time around.

    • Cael

      The Verizon Ceritification process: Our logo on the front or we put you on the back burner.

  • Jerry Rose

    A phone the size of the 2001 Space Odyssey Monolith, and you wonder why the company is in the dumps….

    • DJyoSNOW

      The camera despite ultra pixel is a turn off for me

  • T4rd

    I’m not sure I like this trend of 6″+ tablet phones. Note 2/3 is the max I can go and at least they have a stylus to make the most use of their large screens. I rarely use it on my Note 2, but it’s nice for the occasions when I do.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You say note 3 is the max like there’s some big difference between the size of these devices. 5.5 and 6 in simply just a big ass phone meant for 2 hands.

      • SA_NYC

        I actually have no problems using my Note 2 single-handedly. I do have to shift it around in my palm a bit from time to time, but I almost never resort to a second hand, other than to type. On the stylus thing, I equally almost never use mine, I find it a total waste of space that I’d rather see used for an even larger battery. So maybe that’s a route this Max will take?

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Considering the bezels on this thing. The Note 3 is much more capable of being used one handed.

      • T4rd

        Just like SA_NYC said; I can use my Note 2 with one hand. Barely, but I can and I have pretty small hands. It helps that the Notes have a one-handed mode for their phones too.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      This phone just sucks all around. The bezels, the specs, the software

    • flosserelli

      Mega phablets are targeting buyers that want a single device, not a separate phone & tablet.