HTC One Max rumored for head-to-head launch with Galaxy Note 3



We’re still waiting for HTC to officially announce their HTC One Max, but the latest rumors say it could happen soon. According to dates associated with an entry in one of China’s regulatory forums, October 15th might be one to circle on the calendar. The timing would put the phone head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.

Is the timing in HTC’s best interest? It would seem wiser to launch the phone ahead of Samsung’s established brand, potentially diverting buyers from the Note 3. Given HTC’s recent struggles, taking Samsung head on could result in another disappointing launch to join a growing list of recent smartphones with lackluster sales performance.

The One Max, in all fairness, isn’t quite the same phone as the Note 3. It features a large 5.9-inch display, but don’t expect a stylus or any customized software. Still, there isn’t much else in the phablet space to compete with Samsung’s offering at this point.

To be clear, the date only reflects a potential Asian release. The chance of seeing the One Max in the US is starting to look smaller and smaller each day.

[via PhoneArena]

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  1. HTC, please add a very functional stylus to this phone and I will jump from the Note to HTC. All things being equal, the stylus and the functionality it brings makes the Note a winner.

    However, I still think HTC’s phone design hardware/software is better.

    I think the stylus (option) for phones is going to have to become the standard, just as the way Asus brought the tightly integrated keyboard to their Transformer line and changed the game. Now, what I want to see from Asus (or someone else) is a 8″ and 10″ tablet with the tightly integrated keyboard and a stylus with all of the cool functionality that it brings!

    1. asus vivo tab. its windows 8. but its has the other stuff u just mentioned

  2. this is what the htc one max should be but htc doesn’t listen

    1. That would’ve been the Note killer

    2. right otherwise bye bye htc

    3. thats pretty good… the stylus looks kinda ugly – but I never really used one; so maybe thats a perfect design

      Id like the S800, but Id rather have a processor thats optimized like the X8 from Moto… a S800 optimized for the One Max would be excellent

      3GB of Rams is cool but not needed, 2 should serve just fine– might as well make it 4GB to future proof for 64bit; if u really wanna go over 2GB.

      I dont mind no sd card if theres 32 or 64 internal storage… I still have a phone with 1 GB internal and a 32 GB sd card, and its not full.

      Camera doesnt really matter to me, smartphone cams will never compare to my everyday camera

  3. I have to say i’ve had both notes and love the size but I really don’t use the stylus much.So the one max would fit me good.

  4. Another nail in HTC’s coffin.

    1. Same was said about the One. While it wasn’t the savior HTC wanted it to be, it’s one of the most popular phones of 2013, and it picked them up considerably.

    2. LMAO….dreamer

  5. if this release with snapdragon s4 processor I swear…

  6. For offering much less than the Note 3, I hope its at least cheaper on contract compared to the 199 to 350 the N3 is going for, for me to even consider it.

  7. should be cheaper than the note 3. Btw the note 3 is ahead because it’s available in europe.I hope they put a sd card otherwise…..

  8. we’ll wish them the best i guess lol

  9. Snapdragon 600? No memory card slot? No Stylus and custom software? No removable battery? 2GB of RAM? 4.1 Mega pixels?? This war is over before even starting!!!!

    1. Samsung paying you Overtime now?

      1. i know htc been firing lots of people now and going bust and all……but chill out bro….there’s lot more phone company you could join just in case

        1. Blackberry fired me already

  10. They should somehow sell this phone for $150 on contract and they might sell a few

    1. ya mum

  11. Put the Snapdragon 800 in and we might have a competition… it’s a shame that if it only uses S600.

    1. you can do everything on a phone with a S600 than u can with an s800

      1. Can you be more specific? Cuz I would like to know what S600 is capable of that S800 is not.

        1. read what I said again… I didnt say the 600 is capable of doing something the 800 couldnt do

      2. until you start playing Dead on Arrival 2 and the damn gpu suffers.

        1. runs pretty damn good on the new Nexus 7

          1. Apparently 2 people as of now disagree

          2. lol make that 3

            its all good tho

    2. htc one is smoother than touch wiz…go figger

      1. I never said anything about the UI. Why are you replying to my statement about the choice of hardware with a software statement?

  12. Phone will be dead on arrival if specs are true

    1. scardie cat

  13. Note 3 smashes this in spec’s and functionality.

    1. you havent even seen the One Max yet… stfu

    2. we all know that.. be nice man

      1. you a real dumbass you know that

    3. bigger with better screen,sound,design,build quality,sd 3400 bat,finger print scanner,sense 5.5 whats not to LOVE…HTC=Enlightenment

  14. if the configration is true its dead on arrival

  15. Nothing can compete against the Note 3. The Note 3 has everything the Android user wants and needs. As far as I’m concerned the only manufacturer who gives their customers what they ask for is Samsung. Samsung takes allot of crap because of the use of plastic. I completely disagree, their phone is top of the hill bad ass. The bottom line is the Note 3 is more powerful than most people’s home laptop, I have several top of the line Samsung phones, the new iPhone 5S and my next phone just to balance my list is the latest and greatest of them all, the Note 3. The phone is just too good to be true.
    Thank You Samsung.

    1. Touchwiz is horrible

    2. I’ll hold out for Note 4 maybe Not Note 3 it doesn’t have much of a wow factor Xperial ZL is more wow and Badazzz

  16. why are they releasing this phone after the Note 3 and the Iphone 5s comes out??? everybody in marketing should be fired LG was smart they release the G2 way before both of these phones came out.

    1. Not like iPhony 5s is real competition any ways why compete with the 5 when its irrelevant.

  17. Phone arena .com shows specs as

    The One Max, is HTC’s debut in the phablet category boasts some serious muscle on paper: a massive 6-inch Super LCD3 display featuring a 1080p resolution will be run by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip and 2GB of RAM, all of this powered by a 3200mAh battery.

    1. never listen to iphonearena

      1. Specs are specs no matter where they come from if correct.That site was around way before apple products.

  18. I think that HTC is going to end up like BlackBerry.

    1. What happens when Samsung comes out with their own mobile os?Everybody knows that where they’re going.

      1. they will fail as they usually have unless it does more in a better way

        1. wtf ru talking about.. they’re no1 in the world… sigh fuckin ifags

          1. He’s taking about the mobile os, in which they are definitely not number 1


  19. No. Those were just rumors you saw. The phone could still be something else. You never know what they’re going to bring out.

    I mean, if it’s just a larger HTC One, then yea… It’ll flop. I’m sorry, but that multi-window(or any similar) feature, though.

    Well… It may not. I actually like the HTC One. I would probably use Multi-windows like a few times then turn it off. =.3

    Hmm… Let’s see. October is going to be a lovely month.

    On a side note, who’s ready for them scary movies that will be coming out?

  20. If it has the same camera as the HTC One…no thanks.

  21. No SD card slot, no buy.

  22. BOY YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL THE FEAR OUT THEIR…..sammy n iFonies..HTC ONE HTC BUTTERFLY S AND HTC MAX Best Mobile Phones 2013….PS tipping points already come for ifonies, n sammy have got touch wiz and S everything…LMAO


  24. ” Still, there isn’t much else in the phablet space to compete with Samsung’s offering at this point.”

    LG Optimus G Pro
    LG Optimus G2

  25. Maybe the phone won’t have a region lock on it lol….. Still a phone that big should have a stylus! Oh well, I’m happy with my G2!!

  26. like Barbara said I am in shock that someone able to make $6949 in a few weeks on the internet. have a peek here w­w­w.J­A­M­20.c­o­m

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