HTC One Max 5.9 inch screen phablet to compete against Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

It’s been rumored that Taiwanese handset maker, HTC is working on different variants of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One.

The latest rumor to hit the Web is the HTC One Max which is likely to feature a 5.9-inch HD display and a metal design similar to the one boasted by the HTC One.

According to a Taiwanese site, One Max is said to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, out-of-the-box.

The device is likely to be powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, while the original HTC One is powered by a Snapdragon 600 processor. While the One Max also features the same UltraPixel and 2.1-megapixel front-facing cameras as the HTC One. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 3300mAh battery.

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The site also claims that the Taiwanese major may equip the latest handset with a stylus.

According to the site, a dual-SIM variant of the device is currently being tested in China with a detachable rear cover to facilitate access to the SIM trays and a microSD card slot, but there’s no telling if the single-SIM version will offer the same. However, HTC has not confirmed any of the details about the phone.

With the launch of HTC One Max, the company will join the phablet race with Samsung and Sony which already offer the Galaxy Mega 6.3 featuring 6.3-inch display and Xperia Z Ultra sporting 6.4-inch display. HTC will reportedly announce its One Max at the Berlin trade show IFA this September where Samsung will also announce the third iteration of its Galaxy Note series.