Until a couple of years ago the phablet segment was dominated by Samsung’s Galaxy Note series as there weren’t any notable devices around to threaten their market share. Things will change this year as heavy competition is announced for the Galaxy Note 3.
We know for a while now that HTC is on the verge of launching a phablet that employs HTC One’s beautiful design, but even though the leaks about the alleged HTC One Max flooded the interwebs over the past weeks, there official announcement is yet to come.
After we’ve seen tons of HTC One Max leaked photos and benchmark results, now we get to see a couple more, which reveal that the terminal might actually come with a micrSD card slot and removable back.
The folks at GSMArena got their hands on a new set of leaked photos that compare the HTC One Max with the Galaxy Note 3 and the HTC One flagship. Well, the removable back and the microSD slot might some features specific to the Chinese variant of the HTC One Max (the pictures were taken from a Chinese website) so we are advising you to take then with an adequate pinch of salt.
It’s not the first time we get to see a Chinese One Max, but unlike other rumors the Asian source notes that the handset comes with 16 GB of storage (32 GB previously rumoured) and a 5.7-inch screen instead the 5.9-inch unit the previous reports were talking about.
Sources say that the HTC One Max will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU, that it will have 2 GB of RAM and the same 4 MP UltraPixel shutter currently mounted on the back of the One flagship.
Rumor has it that the new HTC terminal will be officially unveiled on October 17 and that it will come pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Do you believe that the Sony Xperia Z Ultra along with the highly-anticipated HTC One Max will be able to bite a big chunk of Galaxy Note 3′s market share?