Big phones are a big deal these days, and HTC looks to be getting in on the fun. After leaking a few times in various blurry-cam shots, the HTC One Max has showed up again, but this time it's wearing a Verizon logo.


The device was reportedly being shown to sales reps in a Verizon store when the images were captured. The One Max looks as big as the specs would lead you to believe. It is said to have a giant 6-inch screen and a bit of extra height to accommodate the BoomSound speakers. The source of the pictures also claims the Max does indeed have a fingerprint sensor and a removable back cover. The HTC One Max is expected to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor like other recently released flagship phones, which should be a moderate improvement over the Snapdragon 600 in the standard HTC One.


The timeline is still a mystery, but maybe lovers of large phones will want to hold off and wait for news. With the HTC One still going for $199.99 at Verizon, expect this one to come out of the gate at least $100 more expensive.

[Android Central]

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  • Ishaan Rajiv

    Dat Verizon logo. I wonder what the back looks like.

    • flosserelli

      I am sure it has "Verizon 4G LTE" also. Just in case you forget.

  • Fox

    verizon?......nothing to see here, move along guys.

  • BrianLipp

    Question: Who am I?
    "Wah, verizon logo."

    Answer: You guys.

    • Greyhame

      While I'll agree there are certainly enough obligatory Verizon logo complaints, you have to admit it's a tad ridiculous.

      Verizon having the power to replace HTC's (annoying) between-button-logo with their own shows just how weak HTC has become.

    • PhoenixPath

      Almost as annoying as;

      "Dat bezel!"


      ...T-mobile... "Only if you don't like coverage!"

      Of course, there is also the ever-present "screen real-estate" coalition.

  • FunkyMonkey

    Almost as bad as note 2 branding.
    It's like verizon wants to continuously remind you of how much your f@#ed monthly, when you sign up with them

  • Brian P.

    Too bad what you see isn't the actual bezels! That along with a Snapdragon 800 WOULD make this an awesome device...I repeat WOULD in all caps. Poor HTC...RIP! Excuse me while jot down an S-Note along side 4 other multi-tasks on my Note 3. The Note 3 my friends, it's one helluva device, I kid you not!!!

    • btod

      When did Samsung salespeople start trolling the comments section?

      • Brian P.

        No, just giving credit where credit is due. I'm not prejudice in these matters, I like everything Android. I just have to admit I'm one extremely happy customer with the Note 3. That's all I have to say about that!

    • TY

      Chinese forums have rumors suggesting that the international version will have snapdragon 800 and an 8MP ultrapixel camera.
      The Chinese version will have the 600.

      • Brian P.

        Awesome... that Snapdragon 800 is a BEAST! Crazy good!


    All u haterd need to shut the F up about verizon! I got my unlimted data plan and it clowns on every phone company! They brand thier phones so that it stands out from the rest to show people how quality serive is. "Hey my internet hella slow" me "let me show your real data speed!" "Damm your lucky u got verizon, i got TMobile and it sucks" loser

    • icyhotonmynutz

      have fun with the CDMA fallback for voice. No BYOD with verizon, so you're forced to buy their boot loader locked and branded devices.
      I suppose if you're happy with the selection of devices they sell and have no interest in flashing custom boot images then they're okay.

      Personally, I EXPECT to be able to bring an unlocked device to my carrier rather than have to buy one from them.

      • Chris Martinelli

        If you like flashing custom images Verizon is no problem. You would ahve to reboot the device anyhow so what is the issue with Rooting nad unlocking hte bootloader? They are all easily doable , usually within a few days of release. I have had a Droid3, GS3, and now an LGG2 on Verizon all with custom ROM's.

        If there is a ding on Verizon it's the price and lack of phone selections over hte years. More phones would be nice, but with the One, One Max, LGG2 , GS4, Note 3, MotoX, + the whole Droid lineup its getting better these days. As good as any.

        • Chris Martinelli

          derp... Root, not reboot. LOL.

          • icyhotonmynutz

            rooting /= unlocking the bootloader.

            I suspect a large number of those "custom roms" you speak of are simply re-packaged versions of the official software. probably with the verizon shitware removed and root access. Those do not require being able to boot a custom kernel and likely just use the stock kernel. Do the zip's contain a boot.img ?

            In order to run AOSP or anything requiring a custom kernel, you need to be able to write and boot an unsigned boot image.

            yes, some of the verizon phones have had their bootloaders unlocked via exploits. Isn't it better to have a phone that you can unlock with a simple command (nexus) or a phone you can unlock in 5 minutes using the oem's dev/unlock site (most non vzw phones) ?

          • Chris Martinelli

            Not at all... of the ones I listed, only the brand new LG G2 is using stock-debloated (becasue its a few weeks old). The rest all have AOSP/CM10, etc ROM's... Tons of them. All Verizons high end phones and most mid range are all unlocked with an easy hack and they have tons of ROM's. Verizon is no different than any US carrier in that regard.

    • Simon Liu

      Verizon is slow as &$!# in pittsburgh. Manufacturers don't really care about updating branded phones that are only on 1 network in the whole world.

  • Paul

    This or a Note 3 w/ Verizon... both using the same CPU. Note 3 has 3gb of RAM...

    • FYLegend21

      nope unfortunately rumours suggest the One Max may only get Snapdragon 600 or even just the S4 Pro.

      There's still some hope though. If HTC really announces the Butterfly 2 with Snapdragon 800 (I actually hope not, Butterfly s is only 3 months old!) in January it definitely means they can still obtain the Snapdragon 800...