htc one maxWe’ve suspected for some time now that the HTC One will be coming in both a super-sized and fun-sized version. According to German news site Mobile Geeks, the HTC One ‘Max’ will be coming to us in September and the smallest variant of the One, the One ‘Mini’ will be apparently releasing this month.

The specifications for the One Mini are decidedly unambitious, which we’ve come to expect from these downsized flagship devices, featuring a 4.3 720p screen and a Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.4GHz. The HTC One Max on the other hand, appears to be much better equipped, apparently ready to feature the Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.3GHz, a 6-inch 1080p display, a 3,200mAh battery and comes in 32 or 64GB flavours.

This would put the HTC One Max squarely in the crosshairs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which is due out around the same time with very similar specifications. This will probably be the powerhouse match-up of the second half of the year, the opening attraction being the HTC One emerging as a legitimate contender to the Galaxy S4 (when HTC can make enough of them).

We’ll have to keep an eye on whether the Mini will actually release this month, but I’m sure it’s the Max that you’re really interested in. Which phablet would you get, the HTC One Max or the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Mobile Geeks via CNET Australia

  • FILA

    This would be HTCs first phone into the “Phablet” area. Other then the Flyer, this will be the biggest device they made. Butt without a stylus and what Sammy has developed for the Note, Sammy still has one up on HTC because of that.

  • Sarah

    If these reports are indeed true, then it’s going to be tough for the HTC One Max as the Galaxy Note 3 is releasing around the same time. The Note series is already popular among customers, so it will be difficult for them to choose the One Max. Also, Samsung’s marketing budget and supply chain is much more comprehensive than HTC’s which will contribute to the sales of the Note 3.