htc one max leak (1)

Just in case you had any doubts about the appearance of the HTC One Max, the image above should confirm to you that HTC is going for the tried and true design that made the One a hit.

The shot emerged on the Chinese website ePrice, a noted purveyor of leaks, along with the phone’s main specifications. These include a 5.9-inch SLCD display of Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD support (!), UltraPixel camera with OIS, BoomSound speakers, and a 3,300 mAh battery.

Note that the microSD card support is likely to be specific to the Asian version of the One Max, just like the HTC One featured a removable back cover and microSD card slot in China, but not in the Western markets.

Looking at the image, what strikes me as particularly nice is the thin border around the display and the high display-to-body ratio. But besides those changes, HTC repurposed the winning design it used on the One and the recently unveiled One Mini. The One Max will still be made of aluminum and will be 9.4 mm thick, according to the ePrice post.

No word on stylus support, which is definitely an important feature for any would-be Galaxy Note 3 competitor. It was rumored that HTC will launch the One Max in fall, to compete with the Note 3, but also with the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Jaun Lombard

    Look closely…the bezel is not thin…look at the black edges of the screen!! Good design to hide it, but I uncovered it! BOOM!!

    • D’Ander McSullivan

      Just like the bezel on the One. Not bad at all, though.

      • yeah

        HTC One’s display covers only 64% of the front. That’s not very good considering Samsung Galaxy S4 is 72%(just like Moto X).

        Nokia uses the same black edges trick.

        • David

          but the htc one hammers the s4 and the moto x is not even on the same league

    • onlygoodtime88

      no this design has alot less bezels you blind

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      16 GB max storage is simply not doable. Thing is like a magestic cripled unicorn.

      • Jon Langevin

        yet it has microSD support…

        • Gilles LeBlanc

          Not for north america, did you read the article?

          • Jon Langevin

            Ah, yes, but missed that bit of speculation. Shame.

    • Rhino”

      if you look its got the crappy plastic surround from the cheaper htc one mini :( maybe the back is plastic too :/

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  • Scott Niemczyk

    Pretty sweet looking device. Hope this makes its way to Verizon.

  • John Profita

    I want to jelly bean 4.2 .2 I’ve been waiting 2 months

    • David

      ive been running 4.3 for the last few days. root ur phone m8, its easy once u read up a lil and flashing a rom takes 2 mins and unlike the htc one x u dont have 2 flash the boot.img, so the phone does all the hard work.

  • Clarkkent113

    I looks thinner than my Note 2, which is great because I have to adjust my large hands to use my Note 2 comfortably.

    I would consider getting this to replace my Note 2 as long as it’s palmable because I’m tired of Touchwiz. I need a change.

  • DrCarpy

    Is it just me or does it seem nonsensical that a cash strapped company like HTC has time to generate so many iterations to their phones? Why the Chinese variant? Here’s a novel idea HTC. Make that the phone for everywhere globally. Collect the cash, rinse, repeat! Exclusivity doesn’t work. Last time I checked, limiting the amount of targeted customers is a HORRIBLE PLAN!

  • Ruz

    diff btw HTC One and Max cant only be in size.. comon HTC think out of the box

  • Leonardo Rojas

    No microSD card slot for western markets? Some brands love to have drawbacks. It’s just stupid -.- Sony XU doesn’t have LED light, if it had it I would have already forgotten about the Lenovo K900. But no, stupid Sony had to go and geld it. Can’t understand it.
    – L.

    • Gilles LeBlanc

      I agree 100% my new strategy is get Note 3 if it has LED instead of non flaslight operational zenon. However if it haz zenon I’m getting experia. And lets not forget multitasking functionality.

      • Leonardo Rojas

        Yup. The XZU should have at least an overage LED. And the HTC One, microSD card slot. Dang.
        But, after just watching some videos of the XZU,… I think this is the one. I want the LED light to use it as a torch and sometimes as flash. And to have the feeling of completion in such a beautiful and rather expensive device. That’s important for me. Pictures are not my main interest. I know they will be good, and HDR mode does truly makes low light pictures turn out much better! Proved with my Razr i n.n

        – L.

    • Rex_D

      I have actually learned how to not need an SD card with my most recent phone, and I am surprisingly fine with it. Not sure how I will feel next time I upgrade and have to figure out how to transfer all my photos to a new phone, but for now it has been fine.

      • Leonardo Rojas

        Interesting. Can you give more details on this ‘how to’ please? And which is your device? O.o

        • Rex_D

          I say I learned “how”, but what I really mean is I don’t keep a lot of crappy apps installed that I don’t need. I don’t keep every picture I have ever taken stored in my phone. I delete poor quality pics and multiple versions of the same pic. If my gallery gets too full, I move pics into my PC every few months. I keep files that I don’t access often (like PDFs or some pics) on Google Drive. I don’t own music (well, I do, but it is stuff I keep on a external hard drive), instead I use Rhapsody so I don’t need to store music in my phone. I guess by learning “how to not need an SD card”, I mean I don’t hoard and collect a bunch of stuff stored in my phone that I don’t need and don’t use. My current device is an HTC Droid DNA (Verizon). I also have a tablet (Galaxy Tab 2 7″), that has a SD card, so I only keep stuff I need and use in my phone and store/archive photos in my Galaxy Tab. The 16GB in my Droid DNA has been enough for me to have over 500 hundred pictures, a few downloaded Rhapsody Playlists with about 150 songs each, and most of the important apps installed, and I still have space left. People tend to keep piling up the photos and music etc until there is really too much to use. That may not be the answer for everyone, but I’m actually glad to not have to wait for my “media scanner” to have to spend the time prepping my SD card every time I restart my phone. I am also happy that my Gallery and files are pretty organized because I limit what I store in it. When I had an SD card I had over 1000 photos, most of which I never looked at.

  • Rich

    why bother releasing a flagship and then making it better, later, with a larger display area. Thanks, HTC. fuckers.