The HTC One Max is back in the spotlight with new photos and a benchmark. In the photos, the yet unannounced HTC phablet is sized up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (perhaps its main rival) and the Note II.
Higher is better
The One Max looks bigger but not by much, considering it's rumored to have a 5.9" screen versus the 5.7" screen for the Note 3 (and there are the front-facing BoomSound speakers that add to the size). We measured the One Max's screen using the Note 3 screen as reference and our measurements confirm the rumored 5.9" diagonal.
Anyway, the device boasts 4G connectivity and has a removable back cover. The battery is sealed (rumored capacity is 3,300mAh) and there's a microSIM card slot – a single one (unless the thing opposite the slot is another slot?). Previous rumors pointed to a dual-SIM device, just like the Chinese version of the HTC One, which also has a removable back cover (unlike the international version).
As for the benchmark, it's AnTuTu 4 and the 2600 or so score confirms the Snapdragon 600 chipset (it's virtually the same score as the HTC One).
By the way, the HTC One Max is referred to as HTC 8088 in China and is scheduled for an October launch, according to rumors.
Thanks goes to Josh for sending this in!
s600 is mid range for you? funny
"since it has mid-range specs and doesn't have stuff that other companies (cough, Samsung, Sony, cough) have" It has Nokia Tech inside. Microphone, wireless, usb patents. And HTC failed to pay for its licenses. HTC is going bankrupt.
my guess is HTC already has these devices in production, it is too late to change specs. the best thing they can do now is make the price attractive, since it has mid-range specs and doesn't have stuff that other companies (cough, Samsung, Sony, coug...