HTC One Max phablet to come with Sense 5.5 slapped over Android 4.3, UltraPixel camera and LTE support

HTC One Max phablet to come with Sense 5.5 slapped over Android 4.3, UltraPixel camera and LTE support

New info hailing from China hashelped string together the missing pieces to the puzzle, as far asHTC's One Max phablet is concerned. While a big part of the specssheet that the Max is said to carry has already been revealed, westill had a few blank spots both in terms of software and hardware.



According to the new leak, theTaiwanese manufacturer's phablet contender will run Android 4.3 JellyBean with its custom Sense 5.5 UI on top. We currently have noinformation what the updated version of the company's proprietaryskin will bring to the table.



On the hardware side, the new intelsuggests that a 2.1MP shooter will take the seat at the front, while an UltraPixel camera of unknown capabilities is said to occupy the rear. The device is also said to come with support for TD-LTE, which is China'shomegrown version of the high-speed standard, leaving little doubt that the international version of the device will also sport 4G LTE support. Unsurprisingly, a dual-SIM, dual-standby version ofthe HTC One Max will be also made available, and it wouldn't be astretch to guess that it's targeted at Asian customers, where thesedevices are in high demand.



The rest of the specs that we haveon the HTC One Max include:



  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC

  • 5.9-inch 1080p Super LCD3 display

  • 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal, microSD-expandable storage

  • 3200 or 3300mAh battery unit

  • Possibly, a fingerprint scanner on the back



Pricing of the phablet remainsunknown, but the officiallaunch of the device has been rumored to take place as early asSeptember.



UPDATE: Due to a translation misshap, we wrongly reported that the rear camera will be a 2.1MP UltraPixel shooter, whereas the leak actually suggests that the front-facing module will be a 2.1MP snapper, with an UltraPixel unit on the back.




source: Mobile3Gvia RBMen

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One max
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)

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49 Comments

1. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

they need to stop the ultrapixel thing...

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yes I had high hope for this device but now everything went down. Seriously why isn't HTC learn from its mistakes? No offense but the 4mp ultra pixel camera was a big let down its easily lost to most flagship phones.it lacks enough detail in the picture compared to others, but now a 2.1mp ultra?? U gotta be kidding me. i love HTC and I was expecting a 8mp ultra pixel. Hope this rumour is not true.

12. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

HTC is an excellent cellphone company, but they need to improve the camera feature

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It is a rumor. Also, I believe they may be talking about the front-facing camera rather than the rear camera. Just like how Sony put the Exmor R sensor in their front-facing cameras.

18. almostdone

Posts: 450; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

They need to invest heavily into their camera tech and/or get one of the top camera companies to help develop. There phones are not bad but taking poor pictures is a major let down and is probably the only reason I go for something else with everything weighed up.

43. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I'm fairly sure they're talking about the front facing camera, because my HTC One's front camera is 2.1 MP

46. benrburton

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

the 2.1 mp was for the frontfacing camera. they said they dont have any details on the capabilities of the rear facing ultrapixel camera.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man this fall for me is going to be a VERY hard one. This HTC One Max, the Samsung Galaxy Note III & the Sony Xperia Z1 are all looking so freaking sweet. I just DON'T know who will get my money this year. I guess I am going to have to hold them all in my hand & which ever gives me that feeling of eureka then that's the phone who will WIN. This year the Samsung Galaxy Note III has STIFF, STIFF competition. They better deliver a knock out because if the Note III is sub-par, they will indeed lose lots of sales to BOTH the HTC One Max & the insanely SEXY Sony Xperia Z1.

31. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Samsung is "Defending Champion" of the "Phablet" category. This last design use is their only weakness... The S-Pen w/functions wins hands down, Multi-Window features, etc, etc,... Reigning Champ still.

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You mean Samsung was the ONLY player in the Phablet world. This year not so much, S-Pen is a novelty that goes away & never gets used as the polls say. Google it. Multi-Window... that is hit or miss. All my boys who have a Note II really don't use it... well maybe sometimes. The Sony Zperia Z Ultra does things the Note II can't like be in 5 feet of water & looks very sexy. Also the HTC One Max has Boom Sound & is wrapped in SEXY ALUMINIUM. So this year there are choices something that wasn’t available the last 2 years. This year Samsung better STEP up.

27. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

They dont need to stop this ultrapixel thing. All they have to do is IMPROVE the untrapixel technology..and besides base on the picture above.it says "HTC ULTRA PIXEL CAMERA"so theres posibility that HTC will still use the "ultrapixel thing" but put a higher pixel camera..and this is still a rumor.

30. ARITRA

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

"2.1MP shooter will take the seat at the front"-so it's only the front facing camera..

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

right ultrapixel is sucks, i know that.........!!!

37. oister85 unregistered

I know they need to stop with the ultra pixel, everyone else is going up with the pixels, and they are the only ones going down. HTC is good company they should know better. most of the consumers are not geeks so when they hear only 4 megapixel camera they go never mind I go with Samsung. In the android platform everything is about high specs.

2. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

What's next 0.1 ultrapixel camera?? pureview rocks ultrapixels sucks

5. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Pureview is Puregimmick XD

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Pureview is gimmick??? And what is ultra pixel??? lol like it or not nokia and its pureview camera tech is the best camera on smartphone to date.

47. benrburton

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

I dont know about all you people but I dont buy a phone for its camera. I buy a phone for its features. I own the HTC One and I do not regret it, not even a bit. I actually like the ultrapixel concept. I'm excited to see where HTC takes it. All Nokia has going for it is it's camera. They chose a horrlible mobile OS to go with. The phones they make have mediocre specs... excet the camera. I'd rather have an iPhone then a Nokia.

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

2.1 UltraPixel dafuq !!!!! HTC ONE ="4 UltraPixel " and the camera sux ! how bad will be 2.1 UltraPixel camera ?!!

7. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

yeah i feel u bro they should stop this ultra thing why dont they put a 1 gigapixel camera hahaha

48. benrburton

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

The front facing camere is 2.1 megapixel, the rear facing is an ultrapixel with unknown capabilities. And the camera on the HTC One isnt even that bad if you're not an avid cell phone camera user.

4. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Pretty sure it means a 2.1MP FRONT camera, HTC never talked about the resolution on the HTC One or the One Mini's cameras.

6. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

On the hardware side, the new intel suggests that a rather puzzling 2.1MP UltraPixel shooter will take a seat at the rear, which is even less than the highly criticized 4MP module found on the HTC On. REAR

20. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Thank you, feres13, it's been a long day. The error has been amended, and I've added an update to warn readers of the misunderstanding.

28. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Try to not rush in publishing article

9. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

pass blinkfeed really p***ed me off sold it after a mth and what about the asus padfone infinity better build the the htc one just no boomsound

10. Tatperson

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

The chinese word 副 means "Secondary" or "Vice", so yes, it is referring to the front facing camera aka "secondary camera".

14. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

At this rate, the Note 3 has very weak competition, thats IF the One Max has 2.1 UltraPixels with an inferior sensor. You have the Z Ultra with its stupidly large size, and lack of a LED flash in a 2013 high end, and then now the One Max with a 2.1UltraPixel camera. Samsung don't seem to have much to worry about at this point, the Note3 should just own when it arrives.

26. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

That and historically HTC are relatively a lot less intelligent at pricing a head to head match when it goes against any targeted Samsung models for finalized RRPs it's just plain ridiculous. You would have thought that they'd learn a thing or 2 by now...

49. benrburton

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

It's a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera. The rear facing camera is an ultrpixel with unkown capabilities.

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