HTC One Max Leaks Early: Hefty Handset Unveiled In Chinese Filing

 @tommylikeyt.halleck@ibtimes.com on October 10 2013 2:59 PM

The HTC One Max, the unannounced "phablet" from the Taiwanese manufacturer of the HTC One and HTC One Mini, has been largely revealed in a filing with the TENAA, a Chinese agency similar to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

The TENAA site, run by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, revealed that the HTC One Max will feature a 6-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and run on a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, the same clock speed as February’s HTC One. However, the HTC One Max may use an updated processor, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, as opposed to the Snapdragon 600 found in the HTC One.

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The HTC One Max will weigh 217 grams, which is about 52 percent heavier than the HTC One (143 grams) and about 30 percent heaver than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (168 grams). The photographs depict a square sensor on the rear cover of the device, which is reportedly a fingerprint reader

The HTC One Max will have a MicroSD card slot, according to the filing, but there is no mention of internal storage. The HTC One Max’s rear cover is reportedly removable, which would allow for battery replacement, but also means the HTC One Max will follow in the footsteps of the HTC One Mini, and be constructed from a mix of aluminum and plastic – as opposed to the unibody aluminum and concrete HTC One.

The Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to reveal the HTC One Max at an event in China on Tuesday. The International Business Times praised the concrete and aluminum composition of the HTC One in a review. The full specs of the HTC One leaked prior to the event include:

Processor: Quad-core, 1.7GHz

RAM: 2GB

Storage: up to 64GB with a MicroSD card, no word on internal storage

Camera: CMOS sensor, ability to capture video in 1080p

Dimensions: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm

Weight: 217 grams

Operating System: Android version 4.3, along with the Sense UX (user experience)

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