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HTC One Max snapped without a back cover, release date is next week

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HTC One Max snapped without a back cover, release date is next week
By now we know a whole bunch about the HTC One Max, and about the only thing left was to see it without a back cover. That's what the slideshow below is offering indeed, showing a square region between the camera unit and the SIM slot, that confirms the speculation of a fingerprint scanner built into the rear of the phone.

What's more, the source says this removable back cover will be put on the international version as well, as the Verizon testers confirmed about their One Max units. It will allow you to insert a microSD card up to 64 GB, adding to the 16 GB of storage already on the device, and is a welcome departure from HTC's sealed unibodies of late. 

The battery compartment seems still sealed, though, so it won't be easy to replace the rumored 3300 mAh juicer on the go. Those contact pins on the side? These are said to be for an extra back cover with a built in thin 1200 mAh battery sheet, which should add extra endurance to the big-screen phone.

Software improvements are apparently also in store, with the BlinkFeed news aggregator getting photos and music folded in, too. The Video Highlights feature duration will apparently also be increased. The HTC One Max release date is expected to be October 17/18, with sales starting shortly after that.

source: ePrice

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posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:48

1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Why HTC?! I know boom sound is a top selling feature but look at what it does to the size....its noticeably bigger than the Note 3 which is already a big phone. And those bezels.... I wish instead of releasing a larger version of the One, they would of released a completely different new phone

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:06

3. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

The front facing stereo speakers are fine.

It's the capacitive buttons that are wasting space, and make it far taller than the Note 3.
If they used on-screen buttons it would be pretty much the same size.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 04:57 1

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

Bigger than Note.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:09 3

4. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Still smaller than the Xperia Z Ultra :)

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:14 3

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

Z Ultra is a tablet. ;P

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:13 2

5. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)

Bigger than Mighty Note 3 :D

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:33 2

7. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Bigger than note 3 but miles ahead in terms of build beauty and quality...

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:42 1

8. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

If it has s800 chip then ill sell my htc one and get this beast! My gaming experience will now better with a bigger screen and faster processor.plus the awesone boomsound

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 05:48

9. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

Why 16gb of internal storage come'on HTC you give us Sd card slot which we always wanted but then you go and give us only 16gb of internal storage. I currently use a HTC One 32gb an I already used up 14.5gb. I'm complaining about there only being 16gb of internal storage because, I don't know if this has changed yet, some apps can't be moved or won't work if stored on Sd card.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 06:58 1

10. Biglurr54 (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Looks like wireless charging as well. SCORE!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 07:26

11. kelvinbushan (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

Note 3 or One Max is the question...

Infrared, BT 4.0, wide band LTE , Battery life, 802.11 ac Gigabyte Wifi and sound quality (voice, music) will determine the phone to get. I'm leaning to Samsung at the moment but the finger print scanner and the HTC Sense may lead me to the One Max.

Based on my requirements which one would you choose?

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 23:43

16. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

I'm also weighing these two as my next phone. Currently I have a HTC One and I had a Note 2 before. After having the front facing speakers of the One I'm sold on the One Max. My main reservation is the 4.0 MP Ultrapixel camera. It takes great action shots of my kids and with the Zoe feature I always catch one usable picture where all three are smiling. However if I ever take any scenery pictures there is just no hope of zooming in which kills me. Other than that I tend to think Samsung has better software offerings in the Note line than HTC does in its One series. But the screen and speaker combination is great for games and movies which I tend to do a lot of on my One. So in the end the One Max will be my next phone.

I hate to say that I'm ashamed with how excited I am to get a huge One. It's like a little kids excitement on Christmas. I'm actually gitty just to read news about it and once I saw that it is definitely coming to Verizon I was so relieved.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 08:09

12. newbey123 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Yes, thank goodness, the phablet is almost here! Love that huge screen, nice speakers, build quality, going to be a beast.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 13:11 2

13. maherk (Posts: 4857; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Why I don't see the HTC fanboys fuming about the plastici One Max? Lol
I thought it was all about the premium metal(which isn't that premium imo).
Snapdragon 800, 3Gb of ram, 32gb + micro SD, 13 mp camera, the most compact phablet on the market, IR blaster, yes its plastic but it just feels great in the hand, 4.3 jb out of the box, usb 3.0, amazing battery life, the mighty S Pen and the list go on and on and on. ..
I wasn't so sure about getting the note 3, played with it at an at&t store, 3 days of watching lots of reviews I was sold out.

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 13:41 1

15. amats69 (Posts: 1523; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

wow great specs by note 3 but i can feel youre still not happy with what note have?...oh man look at the above picture..cant you see how ugly your note 3 is beside the htc one max? LOL

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 13:25

14. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 280; Member since: 30 May 2013)

this is the chines version :D

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