Verizon HTC One Max apparently photographed in the wild

October 6, 2013

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    While still not official, the Verizon HTC One Max has apparently been photographed in the wild, next to an iPhone 5 in what seem to be the clearest images showing the rumored handset (see gallery below).

    According to an Android Central forum user, the images come from a Verizon retail store employee in New Jersey, who had access to the device.

    As you can see, the HTC One Max is gigantic, especially when compared to a 4-inch device. Furthermore, these are high-quality images which clearly show the Verizon logo on the device “where HTC’s [logo] is supposed to go.”

    Not many details about the HTC One Max have been shared with these images, although the same Verizon rep apparently said that there’s a fingerprint scanner on the back of the handset, and that the back cover is removable.

    The HTC One Max is expected to be officially announced and launched at some point in the following weeks. The device will be a direct competitor to the Sony Xperia Ultra Z and the recently launched Galaxy Note 3.

    Are you looking forward to the HTC One Max, or are you going to purchase a different extra-large handset this year?

    Comments

    • Verizon

      ;)

      • EnX$$

        yes mr. Verizon smile :)

    • http://henryimler.com/ Henry Imler

      If they released a GPE version, I’d pounce.

    • TechDevil

      Then we get the HTC One Max Mini, HTC One Ultra, HTC One Superior, HTC One Very Mini, HTC One II (get it?) and this could go on forever. They are really milking the smartphone market for every penny it’s worth, aren’t they?

      • holdthiscat

        As if others(Samsung) haven’t?

        • TechDevil

          I never said that. By “They” I meant all of the smartphone producers, but this was an article on HTC.

          • holdthiscat

            My point exactly…this is an article about HTC, thus the reason for believing that you are accusing HTC of releasing too many products, when in fact they have released very few this year.

            • TechDevil

              Sure, I can understand your reasoning, but I was accusing everyone. Since it was an article on HTC, I just wanted to joke about their names. So the first sentence of my post was intended for HTC. The 2nd sentence was made as a general flaming of the companies. I could definitely have written it in a clearer matter, sorry about that.

            • holdthiscat

              No harm done. The jokes are actually pretty funny, if not well deserved.

      • M3D1T8R

        Yeah, more choice is a bad thing. /s

        Samsung can go a little overboard, sure, but having a normal sized device, an extra large, and a mini, seems reasonable.

        • TechDevil

          I wouldn’t mind more choices if they were released at the same damn time. But now they release new ones almost every week. That means that if you want a waterproof phone, you buy Xperia Z, only to see them release Xperia Z1 later.

      • Amine Elouakil

        3 Phones Max , Mid, Mini don’t know what the issue with that, just to remind you that Samsung or any other OEM for that matter release x54265 times the amount of phones/variants that HTC does, well except Apple that is

        • TechDevil

          I never said there was an issue. I’m just saying look that my sentence above is actually plausible. We are at that place in the smartphone market where they release hundreds, if not thousands, of smartphones a year.

    • Scott Niemczyk

      Give me 64gb for the price of the note 3 and I’m all over it.

      • holdthiscat

        So…you want a phone that’s made out of more expensive materials, with twice as much internal storage(even though it comes with an SD card slot) for the same price as the Note 3? Come back to reality, man. The rest of us are here waiting for you.

        • M3D1T8R

          The One already has double the storage of the same priced S4, so this isn’t out of the question.

          • holdthiscat

            Yes, but without the SD card option. Internal storage is very expensive and one of the reasons that the regular One is so expensive to manufacture. HTC is already losing money, despite decent sales. So again, this really isn’t a possibility.

        • Scott Niemczyk

          Where do you see that it has SD card slot? The earlier reports didn’t say there would be one.

          • holdthiscat

            It does have one. I can personally confirm this. I’ve seen it. It’s underneath the removable back cover.

            • droidtomtom

              What!!! Finally. If it had a wacom stylus too it would be a no brainer. But this news makes the choice between N3 and OneMax very difficult.

        • briarwood

          I was under the impression this was using the S600 is that more expensive than the S800? Is 2 GB’s of RAM more expensive than 3 GB’s of RAM?

          • holdthiscat

            I am referring to build materials(casings). That difference in cost isn’t even close. The difference in cost between the processors is not as great as you might think. You are also speculating about what processor this device will be running. Might I suggest waiting until the specs are officially announced before arguing your point?

            • briarwood

              You were trying to make a point that the Max is more expensive to build without factoring in internal components. We already know at least 1 version is powered by the S600 and 2 GB’s of RAM. You also didn’t factor in the cost of the Wacom digitizer or the S pen, that’s without mentioning the added man hours for developing the S pen software. Then you went as far as telling the original commenter to come back to reality.

              Until we see a spreadsheet of the actual cost to HTC to build the Max I don’t think you have any right telling someone else to come back to reality.

            • holdthiscat

              I don’t need to wait for a spreadsheet to tell me how much it costs to manufacture the max. I know first hand. I can not confirm(or deny) the use of the S600 processor or the amount of RAM, but what I can tell you, is that despite nearly identical internals, the One is way more expensive to manufacture than the S4. Heck, the Thunderbolt was more expensive(even way back then) to manufacture than the S4($262 vs. $214). For the One, it has everything to do with the build materials and the actual manufacturing process(particularly the chamfered edges). The Note 3 only costs Samsung $18 more per unit than the S4. The difference in RAM accounts for $1 of that, and the processors are a wash. The difference in their displays is $42, so clearly they are cutting costs somewhere. And no, we will not get into software or “feature” development. That’s R&D, which is a different department altogether. THIS IS REALITY.

    • M3D1T8R

      This actually looks pretty nice, with the huge dual front facing speakers. If they hadn’t screwed up the buttons just like they did with the One, putting a useless logo instead of a home button (which means no recent apps button on the right where it belongs), I might consider this.

      • holdthiscat

        Don’t need a recent apps button. Double taping the Home button brings up your recent apps.

        • M3D1T8R

          Right, and what do you do to get to Google Now, hold down the home button or the back button or something? What a mess. I want a seamless transition from my Nexus 7 to my phone. The current default Android three button layout is perfect. That’s why I had to get rid of my S3, and why I love my current DNA.

          • holdthiscat

            It’s actually quite easy. You slide up from the Home button and Google Now pops up. Seriously, you adjust to it really fast. I also loved my DNA, but not because of button layout. I do understand the idea of seamless transition between devices, but even I have managed to go between my multitude of phones to my iPad and have no trouble.

            • M3D1T8R

              I’m sure it’s possible to adapt, but I figure paying $600 for a device it should not have these issues. I want the home button in the middle where it belongs. I’ll pass up on a lot of good devices waiting for the right one, but I’m fine with that. My DNA has no issues other than the 16GB limitation, so I will stick it out til next year or however long is necessary.

      • Amine Elouakil

        It’s not an issue, you get the phone and you get used to it in a few hours, in few days you forget about the usual rubish you used to do before, the button layout makes alot of sens and I’m sure they’ve removed the button according to statistic and usage

    • sk8rat

      Am I the only one who wants to punch whoever’s idea it was to put the Verizon logo on the front?

      • waqar

        hate verizon strategy ….. their late updates ….. note2 home button logo
        just want to kick their butt………..

    • Ruz

      I think HTC is foolish to publish the max delay. They are already ready with the phone long time back so why not just start mass produce. Apparantely now when the time HTC come out with max it will already be too late as the technology will not be called as premium phone and they will have to price it around 400-500

    • BRINGITHERE

      htc one max > note 3 on sprint Y????

      ans: TRI BAND

    • waqar

      the thing i hate more is ”exclusive”

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