HTC To Take On Galaxy Note III With 6-Inch One Max [Rumor]


We know HTC is currently developing an HTC One Mini that will compete with the latest midrange devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. But new reports claim that the Taiwanese company is also working on a 6-inch HTC One Max phablet, which could take on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note III later this year.

Mobile Geeks reports that the One Max will launch this September, and that it’ll be a much-improved version of the flagship HTC One. As well as being larger, with a 6-inch 1080p display, the One Max is also expected to offer a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage, and a 3,200mAh battery.

Those are some impressive specifications, and when you combine them with HTC’s incredible build quality, they’re likely to make for a very impressive smartphone. But whether they’ll be enough to take on the Galaxy Note III remains to be seen.

We don’t know what the Galaxy Note III will offer yet — Samsung is keeping that a secret until IFA this September. But we’d expect similar specifications, possibly with Samsung’s eight-core Exynos 5 processor replacing the Snapdragon 800.

But whatever the case may be, Samsung is likely to end up with the best seller, because… well… it’s Samsung.

Sony has also launched a Galaxy Note III competitor this month in the Xperia Z Ultra, which features a giant 6.4-inch 1080p display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing Exmor RS camera. Like its little brother, the Xperia Z, it’s also waterproof.