There’s been a lot of fuss lately concerning two rumored upcoming HTC smartphones, all culminating with the leak of some legit-looking One Mini pics a few days ago and earlier today a set of One Max sketches.
These blueprints have been published on Dutch website Mobileaks, an online publication that’s proven quite trustworthy with similar spills of information in the last couple of months. Still, there’s no way to know if the designs are legit, so for the time being you’ll have to take them with the proverbial pinch of salt.
All that being said, let’s see exactly what the sketches reveal. For one thing, the display of this One Max (previously known as T6) is now almost set in stone as a 5.9-incher. That will make the “phablet” HTC’s biggest handheld to date by a mile, but chances are the beast will still be a tad smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, tipped to sport a 6-inch panel.
One other thing that we can notice is the One Max is likely to closely follow One’s design philosophy. The speaker grills look essentially the same, the button arrangement is identical, while the vertical bezels are super-slim.
In terms of actual dimensions, the 5.9-incher could measure 140.4 mm in height and 9.4 mm in depth. For comparison, the original HTC One is 137.4 mm high and 9.3 mm thick. Does something sound a little off? Yeah, I think so too.
The difference between 140.4 mm and 137.4 is just 3 mm, or 0.11 inches. But the One Max is said to sport a 5.9-inch display, which is 1.2 inches larger than this thing’s forefather. Overall therefore, the math simply doesn’t check out.
Regardless of this slip-up, we shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that the blueprints are fake. Sure, they could be, but I wouldn’t rule out that height figure being simply mistyped.
As a quick refresher, previous sources had the One Max pegged as one of the world’s first Snapdragon 800-based smartphones. The CPU is said to be clocked at 2.3 GHz, the display should sport a Full HD resolution, while other rumored features include a 3,300 mAh battery, UltraPixel camera and the running of Android 4.3 or 5.0, whatever version will be introduced after 4.2.