HTC hints that something big is coming with new Instagram video

HTC hints that something big is coming with new Instagram video
A video posted on HTC's Instagram page shows a helicopter landing on a rooftop helipad while HTC put up a caption that reads "Big things ahead". That could be a reference to the unannounced HTC One Max, the phablet-sized version of the HTC One that is believed to be in the works. An image of that device leaked over the weekend along with a list of possible specs. At the end of the quick 15 second clip, the HTC logo is revealed to stand for Here's To Change and Happy Telephone Company.

There might not be that much happiness in Taiwan these days with speculation that the company is going to be sold. That rumor was shot down by HTC during the weekend. And while the video could be all about the HTC One Max, some believe that it has nothing to do with a phone at all, and that the man coming off the chopper is HTC's new pitchman, Robert Downey Jr. Although it was never confirmed by the Taiwan based manufacturer, last month there were rumors circulating that the Iron Man star would be paid $12 million over two years to promote HTC's handsets.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: HTC (1), (2)

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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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21 Comments

1. jaredhamline

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Yep... That is definetly RDJ and Gideon from "The Crow". Hahaha

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

First HTC Phablet is coming. o:

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Maybe they could do some Ironman exclusive phones. When i realized the 'sleek' looking phones in Ironman 3 was from Alcatel, i was kind of baffled. They weren't so special... But this one here is Maxx for sure.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yep, I'm pretty sure if you pause it at 0:04 that we are looking at the device right there. The back looks slightly different from the smaller HTC One.

14. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

ya it does look a bit different but the max wouldn't be that small

16. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

And is it just me or is RDJ walking like super weird

18. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2293; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It's not really that small, it's just as wide as you would think it would be. Given the fact that the leaks have shown a smaller bezel around the device, I would think they are able to offer the 5.9 inch screen size in a size similar to the Galaxy Note II.

3. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Last year compared the S3 and One X and the S3 blew away the HTC in every category. This year went to Best Buy and looked at the S4 and HTC One. The One makes the S4 feel like a cheap phone you would get for free on contract. Was very impressed.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Software wise the s4 wins, hardware wise they are about equal.

13. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

use sense 5, HTC will make you feel premium with the simplest of feature they offer....

19. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I would kill myself rather than use that horrible UI.

15. scott5626

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

Equal lol

4. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

One Maxx...on its way!

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If the HTC One Max doesnt have an 8MP camera instead of 4mp than HTC failed.

7. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

I hope they make a red and gold one and have it be an Ironman Edition.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

And they name their personal assistant app Jarvis.

12. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

I know its probably not possible but it would be cool if they could make Google nows voice Jarvis's voice.

21. ECPirate37

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

That is what I was thinking, and I would buy it day One. I'm planning on buying it anyway, but that edition would rock.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

That didnt hint, anything......

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

is it ironman phone? hope not..

20. TBomb

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

off topic? maybe.... but the ending with the high five was hilarious

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