updated 10:23 am EDT, Thu September 19, 2013
Screen of HTC One Max shown to be larger than Note 3
Another set of photographs of the HTC One Max has surfaced, making its possible release appear to be even more likely. The new images, comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, come at the same time as the HTC Desire 601 makes its way through the FCC, suggesting a release of the mid-range smartphone could be happening soon.
The new images from Sina Weibo spotted by GSM Arena, gives more credence to earlier rumors that it will have a 5.9-inch display. When shown next to the Galaxy Note 3, the One Max is seen to have a marginally bigger display, with the handset's overall size also being marginally larger. A microSD card slot is also visible in one image, as well as a removable battery. It is believed that the HTC One Max will launch with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3,300mAh battery and a 1080p-resolution display, and could reach China in October, with the rest of the world gaining it at a similar time.
The listing at the FCC for the Desire 601, found by Phone Arena, shows it as using LTE band 25, one used by Sprint and subsidiary Virgin Mobile. The filing also mentions Android 4.2.2, Bluetooth, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi. An FCC listing strongly suggests an announcement is due soon.