Last week we got our first telling glance of a new HTC smartphone hanging out in China: the T6, or as it may come to be known, the HTC One Max. This purported beast of a phone has the styling of the HTC One with a reported 5.9" screen. Today Evleaks, the Deepthroat of the smartphone world, released a press render on his new Google+ account.

T6

The phone still looks like an enormous HTC One. Specifications are very much in the air, but the previous Chinese leak reported two models: one with a standard configuration and one with a semi-detachable backplate and a dual-SIM design. The source reported a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor (like the new LG G2), 2GB of RAM, and a 3300mAh battery. Like the smaller One, the T6/Max is said to have a 1080p resolution, an "UltraPixel" camera, and HTC's signature "BoomSound" speakers.

There's still no official word on the device, and Evleaks' post indicates that this render is a work in progress. But if HTC wanted to make a strategic move with a new plus-sized phone, the best place to do so would probably be IFA in Berlin in September. Samsung is all set to crash the party with the next-generation Galaxy Note (probably the Note III). That will certainly be the primary competition for this phone, or any other smartphone with a 5+" screen in the next few months.

Source: evleaks Google+