Galaxy Note 3 vs. HTC One max Photos Give Best Look Yet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max are poised to go head-to-head later on this year and new photos have surfaced depicting the two giants next to each other before their upcoming release dates in the United States.

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3, its successor to the popular Galaxy Note 2 smartphone that arrived in late October and November of last year, after a launch in August. The device touts a number of significant upgrades including improved multitasking, new S Pen software, a better and larger display, faster processor, upgraded camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and several carrier options in the United States.

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Surprisingly, carriers were quick to offer information in regards to the Galaxy Note 3 release date and we now know that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon will be releasing the device in October. AT&T will kick things off on October 1st.

This year though, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will face some stiff competition, particularly from a device called the HTC One max, a large screen version of the HTC One that arrived in April.

Read: Galaxy Note 3 vs. HTC One max Photos Show Size Difference.

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The HTC One max next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

The HTC One max next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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Unlike the Galaxy Note 3, the HTC One max is still unofficial and rumors point to a launch date sometime in the fourth quarter, date unknown. Ahead of their arrival, the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max are getting sized up, thanks to photos that have emerged courtesy of Weibo.

Yesterday, we saw some photos emerge showcasing the HTC One max next to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 2. However, those photos aren’t nearly as clear as the photos discovered lurking today by SIMOnly.

The HTC One max is clearly bigger than the Galaxy Note 3.

The HTC One max is clearly bigger than the Galaxy Note 3.

The new photos depict the HTC One max and Galaxy Note 3 side-by-side, large screen next to large screen. The photos also show just how big the HTC One max is compared to the Galaxy Note 3, the latter of which utilizes a 5.7-inch display. Rumors suggest that the HTC One max will carry a 5.9-inch 1080p display.

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The photos also show off the backs of the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max, showing how the faux leather back of the Galaxy Note 3 looks compared to the back of the HTC One max which seems to be in possession of that rumored fingerprint reader.

The backs of the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max compared.

The backs of the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One max compared.

These photos provide buyers with a clear look at just how the HTC One max, at least the model in China, will compare to the Galaxy Note 3. It’s not clear if the model headed to China will be the same one that is rumored to be coming to the U.S with Sprint and Verizon both rumored to be playing host to the large screened juggernaut.