HTC is positioning its weapons against Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of handsets. According to a report, the Taiwanese company is launching a handset to compete in the phablet market segment with the upcoming Galaxy Note 3.
According to a report on German site Mobile Geeks, the upcoming device will be called the HTC One Max, and will sport a gorgeous 6 inch full HD 1080p screen, and should release worldwide in September this year. Of course, it’ll get the best of all other specs as well. The One Max will be powered by a 2.3 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
The One Max will also be getting 2 GB of RAM, the same as on the company’s current flagship – the HTC One. It will have two variants depending on storage – one with 32 GB of space, and the other with 64 GB. Of course, to power such a beast, with its performance prowess and gorgeous display (not to mention, the large screen size), you need lots of power. The One Max is expected to get a 3200 mAh battery to last long enough.
HTC has so far not entered the ‘phablet’ segment. Almost entirely dominated by Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, phablets have been gaining popularity ever since the launch of the original Galaxy Note 3. So far, the closest HTC has gotten to a handset with a display as large as the Note series is the HTC Butterfly S – a 5 inch device powered by a 1.9 Ghz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor.
Another One variant – the HTC One mini, has also been in the news for quite some time now. Numerous leaks and rumors suggest that the One mini will be a younger sibling to the HTC One, featuring the same build and looks, but with more modest specifications. The screen size is expected to be 4.3 inches. The display is expected to be 720p. The device should be running on a 1.4 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, but should get ample RAM at 2 GB. The One mini too might just launch along with the One Max in September this year.