HTC is widely expected to unveil its own Note 3 competitor this fall, with company reps, including North America communications boss Jeff Gordon, all but acknowledging its existence.
We already have a pretty complete idea of what the HTC One Max will look like, but another leak can’t hurt, right? Especially since said leak seems to confirm the presence of a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device, a feature that has been in the spotlight since Apple announced the Touch ID-equipped iPhone 5s earlier this week.
The images below were posted on the Chinese social network Weibo and made it to us thanks to the folks at Dutch website Mobileaks. According to the user who posted them, this may actually be an HTC One prototype, possibly of the variant destined to land in the Chinese market.
The leaked images don’t reveal any new info, but they are helpful for judging the size of the oversized Max compared to the regular HTC One. Also, all the design details, from the fingerprint reader below the camera to the three-dot connector on the right hand side, seem to match up with earlier rumors, lending credibility to the leak.
The HTC One Max will feature a 5.9-inch LCD display and will presumably be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, along with 2GB of RAM. Expect to see all the cachet features of the HTC One (which we just saw in a champagne gold paint job) such as BoomSound, UltraPixels camera, and BlinkFeed. As for software, our money is on Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5.
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