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HTC One Max Rumored to Challenge Galaxy Note 3

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The HTC T6, a rumored phablet based on the HTC One, is thought to be arriving on shelves as the HTC One Max, a device that appears to be aimed squarely at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

At the moment, HTC and Samsung are waging war against each other in the mobile sector with their HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 flagships that hit shelves just a short time ago. Later this year though, there appear to be several other battles planned, first with the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and after that, a fight between an HTC phablet and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Release Date and Rumor Roundup.

A larger HTC One Max could on tap for 2013.

A larger HTC One Max could on tap for 2013.

Last year, HTC didn’t have an answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung’s current big-screened smartphone and one that should be replaced by a Galaxy Note 3 sometime in the months ahead. This time though, the company apparently won’t sit on the sidelines and will introduce a phablet of its own.

The device, which is codenamed HTC T6, leaked out extensively just a few short days ago and now, Alvin Kwock, who is a J.P. Morgan analyst based in Hong Kong, has chimed in with some information of his own.

According to Kwock, by way of Taiwan Times, the HTC T6 is actually called the HTC One Max. The name of course refers to the device’s bigger screen that is likely to pair with a design that resembles the current HTC One. He also claims something else interesting, that carriers are extremely interested in the device, another sign that it could seriously pose a threat to the Galaxy Note’s dominance in the large-screen smartphone sector.

The Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4. Rumors point to a Galaxy Note 3 with a larger display and 1080P HD resolution.

The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to be coming to replace the Galaxy Note 2.

Those carriers remain unclear but given that the HTC One saw a widespread launch in the U.S., and given the successes of the Galaxy Note series, we could see several U.S. carriers spring for a device like the HTC One Max.

Details remain unconfirmed but Kwock suggests that, like the previous leak, it’s running Android Key Lime Pie, sports a 5.9-inch display and has a 2.2GHz processor. The HTC One Max is also said to have a stylus of some kind but it’s no clear if it will have unique software like the Samsung Galaxy Note series of devices.

A release date for the HTC One Max is rumored for the second half of the year though nothing specific has emerged.

11 Comments

  1. Hawkeye Keyhawke

    06/06/2013 at 11:13 am

    if you can swap out battery and sd card..I’d be interested…

    • joe

      06/06/2013 at 12:49 pm

      that is most likely not going to happen. you know htc well enough that they wont include those to things. im waiting for the Note 3.

      • Hawkeye Keyhawke

        06/06/2013 at 2:46 pm

        Htc used to do both… in fact only stopped with the One series…

    • Ryan Jerrel Wigglesworth

      06/06/2013 at 1:41 pm

      if you are swapping out the note 2 battery there is a problem, altho i can understand the sd card desires. im not sure why htc doesnt get on board. its almost like they are a cross between apple and samsung… :s

      • Chris Hatch

        07/05/2013 at 9:04 pm

        Non-replaceable battery and no MicroSD slot is why I’m abandoning HTC. My last four phones, have been HTC, but they’ve not lost my business. They’re going the route of Fruit Phones, it seems.

        • Chris Hatch

          07/05/2013 at 9:05 pm

          Woops, “now lost my business”. Sorry, couldn’t find an “edit” to fix it. :-D

  2. Mogster

    06/09/2013 at 7:03 pm

    I just hope Verizon doesn’t bog us down with a ton of crappy apps that we don’t want and can’t uninstall!

  3. delane

    06/25/2013 at 1:36 pm

    I was once an htc fan /loyal customer ,I was one that got the one x 1st week out ,was told it would receive jb ,,,,,,it took over a yr to get that upgrade ,,,,,with that and the suppa crappy battery life ,I jumped ship to the note 2 ,,,,,,I get super fast updates ,I put a 9400 battery in it ,and it so smooth ,I would never go back to htc again ,,,,,I emailed htc about there issues and why I will mever buy there product again ,and the reply I received was ,,,,”thank you ” …no.no.no htc thank you

    • carey

      06/27/2013 at 5:40 am

      Do you really think HTC is affected by your purchase or otherwise?

      • carey

        06/27/2013 at 5:41 am

        That’s the sad thing about big companies these days. ….

  4. eric

    07/02/2013 at 1:02 am

    Carefully Samsung means that it will discredit HTC

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