The HTC One Mini and Max duo to launch by the end of July and September, respectively
As far as we know, neither of them is to depart from the design language of the HTC One, and will both feature an aluminum unibody casing.
As for specs, the HTC One Mini, as expected, is going to be the more conservative device in the family – running Android 4.2.2 out of the box will be a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, aided by an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The device will feature a 342ppi 4.3-inch, 720p LCD display and have 16GB of native storage. The HTC Ultrapixel camera and the BoomSound dubbed front speakers are also in tow. All of this will be powered by a 1700mAh non-removable battery.
The One Max, also known as the T6, 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.
Unfortunately for HTC, though, this comes with rumors of Samsung and Sony targeting much the same time period for their respective offerings. As such, it is yet to be seen whether HTC's phablet will manage to win over some much needed customers. Regardless, being tech-hungry customers ourselves, we're pretty excited to see the tech giants battle it out in the pits for our hard-earned money.
source: MobileGeeks via TheVerge
1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I wish HTC would start putting removable batteries and offer sd card slots. Only their wrong strategies has been pulling them down in the market. Nevertheless, I expect good sales for the mini and max duo, but they have to price them right at the same time
3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
iPhones have neither and yet sold well.
They need to stop leaving their customers in the lurch after only a year of updates/SW support first.
5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Actually, before I had my one x I really didn't give a damn to the people who were saying they will not buy HTC because of no removable battery and expandable memory. But after using this phone for months, I think it is needed for a heavy user like me. I know your point that iPhone sells well even if it lacks those things because I also commented like that before but maybe it's just me who acts that way
8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
16 gigs is indeed not enough for me, but 32gb is more than enough. Some higher-end paid games are a few gigs in size after installation. I still have 11gb left from the 32gb of my phone.
15. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I hate when people say this. The iPhone is the only way to experience iOS on a smartphone. People who want that OS have to forgo removable batteries & micro SD because there is no other option. Also, in reference to micro SD, Apple has a complete backup system, unlike Android which alleviates the need. With Android, people have options. If you want removable batteries & micro SD, you can to give different companies & still get your Android fix. You can't compare the two.
16. ngo2dd (Posts: 777; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
How can you not compare the two? It is the same. Market prove that it is.
17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2099; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
If you don't understand why it's not comparable, then you clearly didn't understand my point.
18. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Perhaps it's you, and not the rest of us. How's that for a thought.
At a minumum, your argument is a bit circular in nature.
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
To me the only 2 phones to look out for will be the Samsung Galaxy Note III & this new HTC One Max (T6).
These BOTH will be the phones to get this year. I will have to make my choice between these 2 sick GIANTS!
12. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
yeah, I have to do the same. Im eligible for an upgrade at the end of the year so it'll be the Note 2, Note 3, or the T6. Im still leary about HTC ebcause they dont have a removable battery nor an SD slot, but we'll have to wait and see
13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
I have the HTC Droid DNA & I have gotten used to NOT having a removable battery & SD card. For me it's not that big of an issue.
I would definitely not get the Note II & wait for either the Note III or the One Max (T6).
14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I can see that, but price is a HUGE factor for me. The Note 2 would be my last option if the Note 3 and HTC T6 are too expensive.
I still have some trust issues with HTC because of the Sense UI and poor battery life. Ive heard good things about both of them........but cellphones have become an investment. I have to be very careful about my next phone purchase ebcause I wouldnt be able to upgrade until my AT&T contract is up completely (which we all know is no bueno) lol
22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You make VALID points. You can't go wrong with a Samsung Galaxy Note II if it's free or dirt cheap.
I am with you on that one for sure!
23. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
ikr. we have to be careful these days when it comes to selecting a cellphone. ive even thought about the Optimus G Pro, but my wife has that and im not convinced to have that phone yet
plus she'll never let it go if I get the same phone she has lmbo
19. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
These are portable cell phones with fixed battery lives -- if you want more juice, there a couple of ways around this, buy an extended battery (with new battery case) or carry a juice pack (which is what I do).
As for the sd card slots, with access to the cloud, it becomes less of an issue.
As you case see, in both of these situations, you are facing trade-offs -- more money spent for the bigger battery, carrying a juice pack, or burning up data via accessing the cloud (ths assumes you have a fast connect).
It comes down to how the OEM addresses these trade-off. While technology continues to improve over time, i.e. better battery, processor that consumes lower power, consumers are demanding bigger screens as well as LTE connection (both known to suck juice).
Your comment points to how hard it is for the OEM to please the end-user.
25. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
that's the reason i don't like HTC they got rid of the SD CARD and removeable battery.
2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
just gimme google edition of htc one mini
4. mr.techdude (Posts: 536; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
HTC one max is going to be swaped by my hard earned cash
6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Same like galaxy s series.. same design.
7. MatrixHD (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
You excpect companies to make drastically new changes in EVERY phone design they make in a year? seriously 10 different designs?
11. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)
This is one of the keys of samsung success. I'm happy that HTC is doing it too.
But I'm disappointed with the battery, HTC always had the fame of poor battery life and it seems that the HTC One Mini will keep that fame.
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Was looking forward to the mini but it only has 1gb of ram and a freakin 1700 mAh battery.....wtf?
26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3878; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well to be fair 1 GB of RAM is still plenty for regular multi tasking, and the Snapdragon 400 is a very efficient chip. HTC also typically has amazing standby times on their devices.
I still think the Moto X is going to be THE mid range phone for the year, but the One mini and GS4 mini aren't bad.
20. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
the htc t6 will have sd support cant wait for that phone thats something i need as an aternative to samsung. lets get em sprint.
21. JMartin22 (Posts: 712; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
A 6 inch display and merely a 3,200 mAh battery... I can imagine it's going to be nearly the same size dimensions as the DROID Maxx, which is crammed a 3,300 mAh battery into a 4.3" display and the Note II, which crammed a 3,100 capacity battery into a 5.5". I don't know why non-removable battery phones can't pack up the additional juice. Surely the components aren't that much of an engineering complication where they can't squeeze a bigger battery into that huge chassie.
24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
And HTC will never update those models
27. Alex123 (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
It would be well-selling if it comes with 2000mAh. Battery is a big problem for users. Who like to charge the phone twice or 3 times per day please go to HTC One mini. I went with Xperia Ion and Acro S with 1900mAh but it was really crazy, pooooooor battery.
28. Wizzz (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)
If the HTC One Mad Max had a removable battery and a micro SD card slot, it would out sell Smasung's Note 3 tray ... I would jump ship and purchase the HTC One Mad Max, if it just had a removable battery and a micro SD card slot ... I got to roll with the Note 3 tray now, so sad ...
29. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 159; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
i like htc don't change battery phone are coll and hard and i change my phone at last 1 year so there is no problem bec that can 4000 time charging