Oct 7th, 2013

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We’ve been wondering when HTC would gear up to launch the phablet version of their 2013 flagship smartphone. It’s said to be called the HTC One Max, and would share a lot of looks and qualities with the older, smaller 4.7-inch sibling. This particular device is 6 inches large, and if earlier reports are to be believed we can expect 2GB of RAM, HTC’s UltraPixel camera, and either a Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon 800 processor.

We’ve seen that bundle of goodness leaked every which way before, and now it’s ready to show its stuff again. This time, a Verizon-branded version of the One Max has been posted at Android Central’s forums, giving us a look at the thing in clear, broad daylight. You can see Verizon’s logo sitting neatly below the display, with buttons for the quick apps switcher and the home button flanking it.

An update to the original post notes that the device has a fingerprint scanner on the back, something we’d heard HTC might be looking to include. Perhaps the inclusion of that component is what’s taking the company so long to reveal the One Max. Whatever the case may be, though, we’ll be more than excited to see how HTC decides to implement it.

We’ve been wondering how long it would take for an OEM to bring us finger-scanning goodness ever since the Motorola ATRIX 4G came out. I pondered as much in my nostalgic look back at the fingerprint scanner following the announcement of the iPhone 5S. You can read that editorial here, where I also discussed possible reasons why the fingerprint scanner didn’t work for Motorola.

The poster also mentioned that the back cover is removable, something not currently possible on most HTC One units. Everything else looks the same — dual-front-facing BoomSound speakers, and all — except it’s just a whole lot bigger. Be sure to grab a good look at the photos above and below. And why not head to the big honkin’ rumors thread over at AndroidForums.com’s HTC One Max section to talk about this titan of a device with all the other eager souls waiting for HTC to introduce it? We’ll be waiting for you!

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