It started with the HTC One, then the Taiwanese phone maker followed it up with the HTC One Mini, a miniaturized version of the original. Now rumors are afloat that HTC will be releasing an HTC One Max, purportedly a bigger version of the original. The bigger One Max will have a 5.9-inch 1080p display which is much bigger than the 4.7-inch original.
Here’s one of the leaked photos of what is rumored to be the HTC One Max.
From the photos above, the HTC One Max will feature the same design used on the HTC One, only it is much bigger. We should expect the same materials and the same solid finish. The unibody design should be more similar to the original HTC One, unlike the HTC One Mini which made a few changes such as the rubber edges on the phone. For internals, the HTC One Max should at least match the original HTC One, if not feature better hardware. Rumored specs include a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization, 16GB of storage with microSD card expansion and 3,300mAh battery.
HTC seems to be imitating the strategy of Samsung which has been proven to work. Samsung practically uses a single design and releases devices of varying sizes. HTC seems to be following this move but it remains to be seen if it will have the same success Samsung had with the Galaxy series. If there’s anything good about such a strategy by HTC, its devices are solidly built and they feature aluminum housing which is much better than Samsung’s plastic devices.