HTC official “trolls” website: HTC One Max image is fake

by: Chris SmithAugust 12, 2013

Black and white HTC One versions

After a press render concept for the HTC One Max (T6) smartphone made its way online a few hours ago, an HTC official confirmed to a publication that the posted image is in fact fake.

Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager “trolled” an Engadget post a few hours after the publication posted the same image we showed you yesterday saying the following:

[quote qtext=”Fake. @evleaks is way off his game.” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

Comically, another reader advised Gordon – who posted under the name urbanstrata, which happens to be his Twitter account name as well – to “get out of there,” labeling him as a “troll:”

HTC One Max

Urbanstrata then clarified the matter in a response, saying that he knows the image is fake because he works for HTC. He further addressed the matter on his Twitter account, confirming it was he who posted in the comments section of the blog:

While @evleaks is well-known for his mostly-accurate mobile leaks, we will note that he did say that the picture was a “non-final” artwork version when posting the image.

That said, it’s certainly interesting to see an HTC official deny this particular image, especially since we’ve seen other HTC One Max leaks in the past few days.

  • BB BB

    That’s encouraging actually. While I like the look of the One I would like to see the MAX have a unique look with some additional functionality. A stylus perhaps?

    • Xuqi99

      Staying with the same look worked well for Apple, for such a long time. I don’t see why HTC needs to switch after 1 device. It’s much better than the tired Samsung look…

  • Vardan Nazaretyan

    Confirming an upcoming device like a boss.

  • MITM

    I was actually reading Engadget last night and saw those comments.I thought urbanstrata was just trollin too

    sorry Jeff!

  • Grman Rodriguez

    It looks fake when you see it. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise

  • hostile_17

    I like how Jeff thinks you can just post the word “fake” and everyone will trust you. Welcome to the internet! Perhaps try clarifying who you work for before you shout fake.