When HTC officially unveiled the HTC One Max, we’d only heard that Sprint and Verizon users in the United States would be getting a crack at it. It was odd considering AT&T is usually gung-ho about getting any of the latest and greatest devices they can from the major manufacturers. Fortunately, their penchant for bringing the devices people want continues with this 5.9-inch beast.
On Twitter, reliable leakster @evleaks posted a press render of the HTC One Max for AT&T (as well as Verizon). AT&T’s version is the same as everyone else’s, except their logo sits between the back and home buttons on the bottom.
While AT&T customers may be pleased by this news, they aren’t the only ones who will benefit from this release. It was recently revealed that HTC wouldn’t be bringing the One Max to Canada for one reason or another. Their official stance is that the device just doesn’t fit, instead pointing users to their flagship HTC One in that region. With an AT&T release, Canadian customers can at least get a device that has HSPA+ radios compatible with most of the country’s networks.
If you need a quick refresher on the HTC One Max, this device is a tad more than just a bigger version of the HTC One. It sports the same 1080p resolution for that aforementioned 5.9-inch display, has a Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, HTC’s UltraPixel camera, and more, but adds a fingerprint scanner for easily unlocking the device and launching your favorite apps.
The device hasn’t been met with the warmest of receptions, with some claiming that there’s little need for it without unique software tweaks and features to take advantage of the bigger display, and without an upgraded spec sheet in comparison to the original HTC One.
Most people are put off by the massive size of this thing. The 5.9-inch display might not be a huge problem for some, but HTC’s need to make room for dual front-facing BoomSound speakers means it’s just a hair short of feeling like a small tablet. Are any of you AT&T customers looking to join your Sprint and Verizon counterparts when the device is slated to launch later this year?