Considering the ever accelerating pop-up rate at which rumors and leaks surrounding the HTC One Max, HTC's forray into the phablet space, it would appear that the Taiwanese company's turn to awe us is coming up. In fact, we've had more than enough pieces of the puzzle, allowing us to piece together a rather extensive picture of what you should expect if you're digging the premium look and feel of the HTC One, but are in the market for a bigger screened device.
But, as is the nature of most things, the HTC One Max won't be released into a vacuum, and judged on its own merits alone. Rather, it will be going through a pretty rough inspection of its every crook and cranny, and more importantly – will be compared inch for inch with the now increasingly ruthless competition. Today, we're having our first look in that particular regard, for a bunch of new snaps of the HTC One Max have leaked, one of which pits it next to the Galaxy Note 2 & 3. As you're about to see for yourself, the larger 5.9-inch HTC One Max appears perceptibly taller than Samsung's offerings, though the width of the device has been kept in check.
A rather interesting feature that the HTC One Max is shown off sporting, is the apparent ability to transfer your data from your previous device, regardless of brand. Unsurprisingly, the new snaps confirm that 4G connectivity is baked right in, though at this point we should probably take that as granted.
Exact release date for the HTC One Max remains unknown, though rumors point towards a Q4 2013 launch.