Image reportedly shows HTC One Max with 5.9-inch screen

HTC has been working hard on getting a bit more marketshare in the Android ecosystem with its latest flagship device, the HTC One and the newly announced mid-range HTC One Mini. But it seems the company isn't done yet, and they’re coming out with a bigger, faster and more powerful device dubbed the HTC One Max.

The HTC One Max is the company’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note series which features ludicrous screen sizes and doubles as an enhanced productivity device via its bundled stylus. The One Max will reportedly feature a 5.9-inch screen, a 2.3Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and large 3,200 mAh battery.

You can see in this image that the Max takes its design cues from the original One, featuring the same aluminium chassis, stereo speakers and large gorgeous display. The new handset is also rumoured to feature a stylus pen which would put it in direct competition with Samsung’s “phablets”.

The HTC One Max is expected to be unveiled next month at IFA, but HTC may actually opt for a separate launch event where they can get all the media attention for themselves. 

Source and Image: ePrice via: Engadget

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Not surprising considering how popular 7" devices are, which actually was surprising. My "max" size is when I can't fit it in my back pocket...wonders if this would fit.

wv@gt said,
After 5.0" these should be considered mini tablets, the phone part is secondary at this point

They are considered mini tablets, "Phablets" to be precise. In general anything with a screen larger than 5 inches but smaller than 7 is considered a phablet, and anything larger than that is a tablet (with a few exceptions).

Finally, A snapdragon 800 in a HTC Phone and a 5.9 inch screen with aluminum chassis that will likely replace my iPhone 4!

Finally, this is everything what actually meet my criteria in order to replace the iPhone 4!

Finally! Finally! Not a high spec and large screen size phone build by plastic

Ever since the introduction of iPhone 4, we haven't actually really see a big jump in mobile phone CPU+GPU. Since snapdragon 800 will support 4k output, it's clearly a leap in the spec.

Edited by Master of Earth, Aug 5 2013, 10:07am :

Actually the HTC One is amazing, it only warms up when i've got it charging, tethered and actively doing something on the phone.

That all aluminium chassis works wonders!

Really? Cause the One X is effing brutal. I'll be switching to Samsung when it comes time for my next upgrade. Sense is no longer enough to make me stick with HTC. I want a removable battery.

Not having used a One X I couldn't comment on that. Interface (such as Sense) doesn't worry me.
As for removable battery, I've been pleasantly surprised about the HTC One's battery life so far!

I am commenting from my experience with HTC One X+ with a Tegra 3 clocked at 1.7 Ghz (i.e. above the clock speed found in other Tegra 3 smartphones). That was one broke piece of hardware as it would heat up immensely during games and then start to lag.

Then having a battery replacement on HTC One is literally gonna be like having the phone ripped into pieces since it is placed in between the Display Panel and Motherboard. As much as I love the look of HTC one I will never purchase it firstly because of HTC's failures with HTC One X and One X+ and then the fact that it will be a daunting task to to have it repaired if something goes wrong.

Edited by Liaqat_ali, Aug 7 2013, 4:51am :

Might be my new "phone" next year when I upgrade

I do like the larger form factor - in fact I was tempted to get the Samsung Note 2 but didn't want to wait 6 months so got the HTC One X instead.

I'm in the same boat. My upgrade was due when the HTC One and GS4 came about but I held off and held off. Now I'm thinking I might go for the Note 3 or the One MAX, leaning towards the MAX.

i am on the same boat except i buy the phones when i want them and dont have to wait till a 2 years contract is over. kind of feels good