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HTC One max price leaks out

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HTC One max price leaks out
The HTC One max has been official for a few days now, though the company has failed to communicate a fairly essential piece of the puzzle that may just decide the faith of its new phablet: price. Unfortunately for HTC, the mobile space doesn't much care for the not knowing, so it's not surprising that we've already gotten the first price leak from an alleged Chinese source for GSM Insider.

According to the anonymous rebel, the unlocked international version of the HTC One max will command a $833 price tag (RMB 5,088). We say international version, because HTC actually targeted China as their primary market with the One max for the first time, though according to the source, pricing there is actually a bit steeper: $899 (or RMB 5,488) for the local market, regardless of carrier.

The last snippet of information includes the fact that HTC China, for one, will be offering the HTC One max in a sort of a bundle with extra accessories like the HTC Mini – a featurephone for your smartphone, and a Bluetooth headset. It doesn't, then, seem like a stretch to imagine that HTC may offer a similar deal to its non-Chinsee customers, though this will spike the price, up to $982 (RMB 5,998) in the case of HTC China.

In closing words, this will be every bit as premium as it looks, despite HTC's woeful financial predicament, and that sounds fair.

source: GSM Insider 

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posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:24 4

1. ScottSchneider (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

$900 for a tablet... No way HTC... I will get myself 2 N7 for that...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:32 10

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Not 2 more may be 3. :)

That's why they are going down, their pricing is worst and highly overpriced with some old specs as compared to Note III & ZU.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:14 7

19. Alex123 (Posts: 241; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Note 3 is so much better.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:30 9

3. pyradark (Posts: 852; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

Z ultra is $600-700 equip with S800, slim 6.5mm thick & water/dust resistance
you cant win in phabet section

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:30 4

4. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

Lumia 1520 with sd 800..20mp pureview..3400 battary..alot of colors ..and all that for 699$

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:31 9

5. datsyuk (Posts: 179; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

These off contract phone prices are getting ansolutely ridiculous.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:35

7. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

that doesnt mean its going to really be that price its why you have contract with carriers still the price I want to know is if its 199 or 299 thats all.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:45 1

8. Finest (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

hahaha i'd go for ZU or note 3 for that kind of price or maybe both. Come on HTC you wouldn't expect that people would buy this overpriced yearold chipset phablet keep trolling

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:54 1

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

This phone came out half a year too late.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:56

10. aditya.k (Posts: 493; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)

Rs. 70,000 in India for sure -_-

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:59

11. QuadFace (Posts: 135; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

HTC is always expensive, high price on their smaller phones and they are not selling well.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 02:59 3

12. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

U guys should have a pacifier in ur mouth, aluminum design, 3300 man, 600 is fast and there is no way the phone will ever go higher then 1.5 ghz, finger print sensor, boom sound speakers, the best display with minimum bezel vs zu huge bezel, srsly carrying a zu is like a tablet that can call, has the worst display its not even better then a 720 p, laggy inter face and etc...

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:56 5

14. pyradark (Posts: 852; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

you even dont know what the hell are you saying!!!
try to carry a ZU, its an eye attraction.
laggy interface?? lol its more smoother than touchwiz
worst display??lol you can see sample on how ZU kick HTC One in screen comparison

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:34 1

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Note 3 has a way better display. Don't feed into the Sony advertising.Note 3 is the best smartphone in the world.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:01

30. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

Lol note 3 problably has the best amoled display but it’s not good enough to beat IPS + Triluminos technology in ZU display.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:48 1

18. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

>worst display

The stupid, it hurts.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:39 2

25. pyradark (Posts: 852; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)

It more hurts when sony overkill sammy hype!!!
Hahaha have fun with amoled

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:53 1

24. seret6 (Posts: 154; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

i honestly cant understand this criticism from all sides. as a samsung fan i am disappointed at all the negative comments by samsung lovers. i have s4 which lags like a pi*s
several people reporting lag on note3 while htc one on s600 runs like a charm
i would have this lag-free one max or one than lagsung/lagwiz
im sure this 3300mah battery will outlast note3's 3200 battery

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:35 1

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Note 3 does not lag... Like at all.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:46 2

28. seret6 (Posts: 154; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

dear papa smurf kindly install 2,3 new apps
experience lag like hell
just confirmed same issues form 2 users of note3
s4 is a tortoise
to hell with sh*twiz and snapppy800

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 11:06 1

31. BigDaddy4life (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)

You do not know what you are talking about! The Note 3 has zero lag! I now I have about 30 to 40 apps and this phone is smooth as silk. Get your facts straight fanboy. I even know iPhone users that say it is hands down the best android phone they have seen.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 15:06 1

33. seret6 (Posts: 154; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

how about u su*k my di*ck?
u samsung paid c*cksuc*er

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 03:51 3

13. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

htc start to shut down

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:15 1

15. Diazene (Posts: 129; Member since: 01 May 2013)

I think they should price it about the same as the Galaxy mega 6.3, yes, that's quite low, but HTC needs this to sell

more than the xperia Z ultra (with the seriously cool official case that doubles the battery and has a stylus) is just stupid

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:16 3

16. papo1254 (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)

Definitely fail.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 04:19 3

17. luigi0824 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

rip HTC

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:15 1

20. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

You people don't understand pricing. Phone in Asian markets have alway been more expensive. You can't compare US price to America or European price. And if PA was not just a bad website that would know that. The S4 when first came out was 5199 yuan which is more then the prices of the 833. Now all the fanboy can keep being dumb.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 05:46 1

22. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Fyi phonearena, the note 3 is 5799 yuan in china

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:49

29. kabukijoe (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)

After the Galaxy 2 had battery swelling issues and now the same with the Galaxy S4; the One Max now looks like a much better option than the Note 3 if you ask me. Also not being made of plastic/fake leather is a pretty big plus.

Samsung makes some nice devices but the cheap construction and really stupid issues they seem to have always makes me question the fanboyism.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 12:08 1

32. JazzyLucey (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)

As a big fan of HTC, I Can now see their true downfall. Only a miracle can save them; lets hope for the best. For now, R.I.P HTC

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 15:29 1

34. Naytess (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)

I'm a HUGE fan of both HTC & Samsung. I was a loyal HTC buyer thru my first 4 Android smartphone purchases (Hero, OG EVO, EVO 3D, EVO LTE). But, last year I decided I wanted a large screen smartphone, so I gave the Samsung Note II a try. I loved it. I still love it. I was blown away by all the software features - many of which I never use, but was very impressed by their innovation. Their TW interface was much more dialed in than I had seen on their earlier Galaxy S phones. In fact...what I liked was that it was more like HTC's Sense UI than it ever had been in the past (IMO). Needless to say...I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to a smartphone with a screen size < 5.5".

Being that my daughter has the HTC One...I've been looking forward to the One Max ever since rumors started to drop. I do think HTC is late to this party, but I'm glad they're finally showing up. This price tag leak doesn't phase me at all. If what this phone offers is dialed in solid...this is going to be a fantastic phone, and may very well be my next phone.

But, the reality is that BOTH Samsung & HTC suffer from glitches in their software. As a software tester...it usually doesn't take me long to find defects in my phone's software, and be annoyed by the oversight. Despite my love for the Note II...I've never experienced so many 3G/4G connectivity issues with a cell phone, and so often. It's possible my particular phone is the issue, and not the case with other Note II users with Sprint. But, I NEVER had that problem with my HTC phones. Ever. On the other hand, all my HTC phones seemed to have an issue connecting to my car's bluetooth consistently. I have complaints for both companies. Both company's phones seem to suffer from lag/stuttering when navigating over a live wallpaper. In other words...IMO...both have their Pros & Cons. Both offer their own user experience that's great, although imperfect; and unique, yet similar in many ways.

I'm a HUGE fan of both. Either the One Max or the Note III will be my next phone, but I won't know until I can compare them side by side. I'm a little concerned with the review PhoneScoop gave on their pre-production unit of the One Max, but I'm still holding out to see the retail unit. I wish HTC good fortune. Samsung needs the competition.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 20:34

35. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Guys, compare this beast to the iphone 5s. Iphone 5s is around $1000 and for the HTC one Max, you get boomsound, 1080P, and more!

posted on 17 Oct 2013, 06:15

36. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

Oh Man! the price is damn high for this Phablet i was expecting it somewhere around $600.. but this too much..

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