The HTC One Max has been rumored for some time now, with the first rumors of the HTC T6 starting a few months ago in summer. We still have nothing official from the company, but given the vast amount of photo leaks, it is safe to assume the smartphone is coming sometime in the next few weeks.
It may have already passed through the FCC under the vague model number 0P3P510, with some reference to the T6UL, the old codename used for the HTC One Max before leakers uncovered the retail name.
There is very little detail on the FCC filing, with talk of Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE. In the filing the smartphone showed support for band 7 LTE, pointing at a non-US version, with the main bands being 2 and 4 for the US with some other odd ones used by one carrier.
The HTC One Max is said to come with a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3300mAh battery, NFC, 4 Ultrapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.
We still have no news on the fingerprint sensor other than photo leaks, but we have no idea what it is for and why HTC are adding a fingerprint sensor to one of their three ‘One’ devices, seems like quite a push away from the same design aesthetic.
HTC could announce the new smartphone alongside the HTC Butterfly 2 in a few weeks time, with the possibility of the HTC One tablet, the first tablet from HTC since their original failed to gain any traction.
With the mid-range processor, some are saying the HTC One Max will be sold for $199 on contract, instead of the Galaxy Note 3 currently selling for anywhere between $299 and $249 on a two year deal.