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.


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+

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • portalpirate

    Looks like they're ditching chamfered edges altogether. The One mini didn't have them, neither does this.

    • Daniel Carvalho

      "Evleaks' post indicates that this render is a work in progress"

  • Vesther

    ...do want. I'd love to have this replacing my Note and Samsung's awful Exynos AOSP problems.

  • AtomicGadget

    They should remove "bar" with the buttons and use on-screen buttons instead. That would look awesome. They are wasting a lot of space now, and that lower bezel can be much smaller. I'll go with the Z Ultra though. It's a huge "motherlover", but i can't resist it; my body must have it.

    Note: Yes yes, i know some people hate on-screen buttons, but you don't have to scream at me for that reason. This is only my opinion.

    • ithehappy

      I don't understand how on earth people even stand 'on screen' buttons! You like big screen and you love some virtual buttons on that screen! You must like hotch-potch then!

      • rdeleonp

        1. Can't stand physical buttons anymore.
        2. Pie.

        • ltredbeard

          I don't like how big the on screen buttons on stock android are, but they don't bother me once I use a custom rom to shrink them down a bit.

          I agree, PIE is perfect.

          • mrjayviper

            tried pie on my cm10.x powered TF700 and turned it off after a few minutes

          • ltredbeard

            It took me a few days to adjust, just lke with swype for typing, but once I did I really liked the change.

          • mrjayviper

            I tried swype once and immediately loved the convenience. but with pie, i don't see much benefit. but this is just a personal choice :)

        • roberthenderson

          Pie control or wave launcher style would be my choices right after disappearing capacitive buttons

      • Simon Liu

        Because then you can have a slightly larger screen that is 16:10, you can change the buttons on a custom rom, and they can be hidden by apps that need fullscreen. Also, google now shortcut.

      • roberthenderson

        Amen to that. Techtards don't understand on-screen buttons are the opposite of efficient (and imo ugly as sin)

    • TY

      Where do the poor HTC engineers put the HTC logo :(?
      I'm pretty sure they have thought of this. Perhaps the marketing section forced them to put the logo on the front, so they came up with the layout now.

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        The logo could simply appear in the speaker grill pattern where a few holes aren't drilled. Maybe the next One...

      • TareX

        Make no mistake, for a company as desperate as possible for brand recognition, this is the main purpose of the lower bar. This is also why we have an HTC in the middle and not a home button.

    • roberthenderson

      There is other hardware under there or haven't you noticed that phones with on-screen buttons still have chin bezels on them? I hate on-screen buttons, inefficient and so ugly having your buttons stacked on top of your navigation buttons. Our the other unattractive option of having tip trap the screen to bring up the button so you can tap it. Or how about how they interfere with playing games. Nothing is more efficient or aesthetically pleasing than disappearing capacitive buttons (which can be remapped by the way. You can even have them where the light doesn't come on at all).

  • Ark

    It's this or the Note 3 for me.

    • AtomicGadget

      No Ultra? Or is it too big for you? Either way, the Ultra, Note 3 and One Max will be three fantastic phablets. You can't go wrong.

      • Ark

        2130mA battery is pathetic on a big phone. Like I get that they want to sell Maxx too, but the way to do it is not to horribly cripple the bigger phone.

        Edit - wait, are you talking about the Sony phone? Thats just waaaay too big.

        • AtomicGadget

          Yeah, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra with 3050 mAh.

          Ooooh, i see how you would think that i meant the Droid Ultra! My bad! :-P

  • Oobiewan

    I'm gonna be frustrated, as this phone already seems to be awesome, and i will not want to pay that much money for a phone...

  • anon

    The camera is such a turn off :/

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Hm? The MP count isn't even known...

      • ProductFRED

        It's 4 MP. Ultrapixel is a marketing term. inb4 "it's not about the megapixels", yes I know. Just saying it's only 4.

        • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

          My point is there's no confirmation it's only 4 in the One Max.

        • Vardan Nazaretyan

          You could possibly get more ultrapixels in One Max.

  • mrjayviper

    not as big compared to the requirements of the togari which is out now in my country. grey import though

  • Tyler James Edward Hills

    Everyone complaining about the weird uncomfortable button placement on the regular One will have a field day with this

    • jonathan3579

      I adjusted to the "weird uncomfortable button setup" in a matter of minutes.

      • Di Lu

        On such a long phone, having the power button at the very top would be such a turn-off to potential customers.

        • jonathan3579

          I definitely wish HTC would consider moving their power button. I am not really sure what compells them to keep it on the top of their phones when 4.3" should be the limit for top mounted power buttons.

      • Tyler James Edward Hills

        Adjusting to it and liking/feeling comfortable with it are two different things. Put another way, nobody praises the HTC One for its button setup. They just put up with it. And it's only going to be more problematic with the Max

  • David Margolin

    evleaks on g+... yay!

  • master94

    From a distance no one will be able to tell this apart from the one. Thats a good thing since the one is a beautiful device. Wish it had on screen though buttons though

  • Antony

    It'd better be come with 64 GB version as well. It would be a pity if a high end device like that that has only a 32 GB version, even if it allows memory expansion slot, since operation memory is different... Let alone this is HTC One, which may likely has none.

    • BB BB

      Yes that's true I noticed that SD storage is a lot slower even if you pick up a high end class 10 card. Most OEM androids with skins are at least 4gb + in storage ( looking at you Samsung for being 8gb) . these new NaNd storage chips can't come out soon enough.

  • BB BB

    Needs an SD card and 3500mah battery and 3gb of ram. Call me nuts I'd like to see a 4,000mah battery and more pixels on the ultra pixel. Another site mentioned only 16gb of storage. I don't understand how these $800 + phones are packing so little storage and just enough ram to handle sense 5.

    • james

      i want hell of a lot of money but i just cant get it.... :(

    • roberthenderson

      16gb would be the kiss of death

    • Vardan Nazaretyan

      Even 512MB of RAM, is enough, to handle Sense 5. Sense 5 is not like Sense 4, it's far better optimized and much of the bloat loggers are cleaned, so the phone won't slow down, even with 512MB of RAM. So 2GB of RAM is enough to handle Sense 5. It's very lightweight in comparison to older Sense versions.

      • BB BB

        That's encouraging then. I hope my OneX gets its update soon as I had to pick up a nexus 4 the constant refreshing was so horrendous. So I have a question. If the new HTC One is so smooth, how come when a friend cracked his screen and went with iPhone for his media replacement the iPhone 5 streams over Bluetooth much smoother? Yes it pains me to say it

        • Vardan Nazaretyan

          Bluetooth 4.0 support in iOSWas it runnu and Bluetooth 4.0 real support first in android 4.3, as far as I know. Was it running jelly bean 4.2 with sense 5? If yes, than probably the Bluetooth 4.0 support was the problem.
          Believe me, sense 5 is very smooth, some devs on XDA have ported it to HTC Incredible S (1Ghz, single-core CUP with only 768 MB RAM), absolutely no lag, as seen on videos(the ROM is not publicly available though, because some conflicts with other devs).

          • BB BB

            Yup it was the 4.2 sense 5. That's just it some people are better suited to iPhones as they don't know the true hacking capabilities of droid.They just want things to work. I'm not one of those people Android and BB10 give me everything I want from a mobile OS and much much more.

  • armlife

    If they still use Ultra-Pixel camera, it means they are going in the hell!

    Why don't they realize that it is such a poor one.

    • Di Lu

      If they could give a 6-8MP Ultra-Pixel it might provide a good balance between day & night performance, as of right now the 4MP one is just too weak for good daylight shots.

  • Kk

    If i have to choose, I'll probably buy the Note 3 or the One Max...I don't like the Sony's design :S

    • gspida

      I agree the Sony one needs to get some rounded corners. So my phone's are going to be between the Note 3 (I still have the og Note) One Max, LG G2, and the Nexus 5 so I still have awhile to wait.

  • Kk

    Could you suggest me websites like android police ? Thanks :)

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I suggest just sitting on the home screen and reloading it over and over. Or maybe The Verge.