The HTC One has set the bar for flagship Android phones in 2013, and it’s only the beginning for the company. While the year is already half over, HTC still plans to release a One variant to compete with Samsung and other competitors in the smaller handset market (the One Mini) and the large form factor market (the One Max). The latter has just been tipped with an early September release.
According to MobileGeeks.de, the 6-inch HTC One Max is set to launch in early September, just in time to go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The specs of the One Max will be similar to that of the Note 3, so the same arguments between the One and S4 should still apply (build quality vs removable battery, AMOLED vs LCD, etc.). With the Max, you’ll be looking at a beautiful aluminum body, Ultrapixel camera, 6-inch 1080p SLCD 3 display, 2.3Ghz Spandragon 800, 2GB of RAM, either 32 or 64GB of internal storage and a 3200mAh battery.
Releasing a smaller variant of a flagship device is nothing new for HTC (just look at the One X and One S), but a bigger variant is new territory for the company. We’re excited to see how the giant One Max turns out and if HTC is able to bring the best of the One to a nearly tablet-sized device. Who do you think will win the battle of the titans this year? Will Samsung take home the prize with the Note 3 or is the newcomer going to take it all?