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Rumored details of One Mini also surface

Samsung has racked up a significant amount of success with its big-screen Galaxy Note smartphone family. Rumors point to HTC getting set to launch a new big-screen smartphone to compete directly with the upcoming Galaxy Note III.

According to the rumors, the device will be called the One Max and will feature a six-inch screen. The One Max is tipped to have a 1080p display and rumors point to a launch in September at IFA. The device is also said to feature a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and up to 64 GB of storage.
If the September launch date is correct, HTC will be going head-to-head with the expected launch of the Galaxy Note III.

Along with rumored specifications for the One Max also come a few details that are rumored for the One Mini. These rumor point to a dual core 1.4 GHz processor, 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 720p, and 16 GB of storage. The rumors also claim the official announcement for the device will happen within the next two weeks.

Source: The Verge

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By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 10:03:55 AM , Rating: 3
I cant find the link at the moment, but there were diagrams floating around that showed dimensions... Basically, its an HTC One with a 6 inch screen, but much smaller bezels, which is where the normal HTC One really lacks. Probably still a bit too big for me, but a good product idea. IT would be nice to see high end phones come in S-M-L sizes, as well as fat models with large batteries like Razr Maxx.

RE: Nice...
By amanojaku on 7/15/2013 11:25:30 AM , Rating: 4
Fat models? That's insensitive! You mean BBWs - big, beautiful widescreens.

RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 12:44:10 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... Damn, your phone used to be "cha-clickety-clik" and now its all "BABOWWWWWW"

RE: Nice...
By GulWestfale on 7/15/2013 1:06:38 PM , Rating: 2
this might be a bit off topic, but i love big phones. my first smartphone was teh venerable sony m600 (symbian!), and i've had maybe 5 or 6 others since then. just a few days ago i went from a 4.5" galaxy S2x to a note n7000, and i don't know how i ever managed to live with small screen. true, you need two hands to type, but you just have so much screen real estate, it's ridiculous. i won't even be taking a laptop with me on my next trip, because i can comfortably watch movies on the plane on my phone.

so, it's good to see another company make a big phone. more competition means lower prices, and maybe one day we can all have 6" phones? :)

RE: Nice...
By karimtemple on 7/15/2013 3:23:29 PM , Rating: 2
5.5" was big enough. I don't get how people can't see that.

After a certain point, it stops being a big phone and starts being a small tablet. I'll tell you right now, the Xperia Z Ultra is past that point lol, as is the Galaxy Mega.

I really really hope this phone isn't 6 inches. I love the One design (sans bezel/button nonsense).

RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 4:03:47 PM , Rating: 2
"5.5" was big enough. I don't get how people can't see that."

5.5 is enough for me too, but you cant see why people would want a larger screen? With all todays smartphones do, to put it all on a small screen is a waste. Some people like it, so why not? Most people that poo poo all over large screen phones have one thing in common... They have never actually used a large screen phone. Its soooooo much more useful than the old 4 inch pee shoters from 3 years ago.

RE: Nice...
By Reclaimer77 on 7/15/2013 9:40:22 PM , Rating: 2
I don't get how people can't see that.

Yeah if only the millions of people buying Phablets could just see how wrong they are!!!


RE: Nice...
By karimtemple on 7/16/2013 8:28:58 AM , Rating: 1
How many millions have a phone bigger than 5.5"? I never said anything about it being wrong to buy something, but calling a 6.44" device a "mobile phone" is just silly.

If Apple put a dialer on a 3G iPad it'd be a 'mobile phone.' If I strapped some cell tech and a battery to my deskphone at work it'd be a 'mobile phone.' All I'm saying is words matter.

They're about to get so cheap and good-enough, it'll come to a point where most people might as just well carry around a phone AND a tablet anyway.

RE: Nice...
By flyingpants1 on 7/16/2013 1:11:13 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah except that doesn't mean anything. It's subjective. Plenty of people will be happy with an Xperia Z Ultra. Pointless comment.

RE: Nice...
By Argon18 on 7/16/2013 11:47:51 AM , Rating: 1
Six inches is about average, for most guys I think. Besides, it's not about the size, it's how you use it.

Don't buy HTC
By corduroygt on 7/15/2013 11:06:44 AM , Rating: 2
Unless you don't care about updates and you are OK with running custom CyanogenMod ROMs on your phone to get the latest OS version.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 11:21:48 AM , Rating: 2
That is kind of untrue of a flagship phone. If you buy low or mid range, sure, but that is true of any maker.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By stm1185 on 7/15/2013 1:49:31 PM , Rating: 2
As an owner of a HTC Flagship, Rezound, I can tell you that it is true!

Went from 2.3 to 4.0, many months after 4.0 was released by Google. 0 UPDATES AFTER THAT.

HTC maybe you get 1 update to software that released shortly or before the phone was. Though now you can get the Google Play version, well if you want ATT.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 2:03:49 PM , Rating: 2
I know... So many people pitched a fit a few weeks ago when HTC announced there would be no further updates for the One S. No-one updates their midrange phones beyond a year. HTC does update the high end. You simply cant buy a mid range phone and expect 2 years of free updates.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By stm1185 on 7/15/2013 7:55:41 PM , Rating: 2
Except I did buy the high end phone. One of the first 720p phones, and it didnt get any updates past ICS which came out right around it did...

It's not just the mid range.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By superflex on 7/15/2013 5:13:49 PM , Rating: 2
Meanwhile 4.2.2 is being rolled out for the One.
Wow. HTC made me wait a whole 90 days past the release date of the One(4/19)for the update. How horrible.
Keep trolling Samsung shill.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By corduroygt on 7/15/2013 5:22:06 PM , Rating: 1
Fuck Samsung, I don't care for them either.
We'll see if you're still getting updates next year, I'd say probably not.

RE: Don't buy HTC
By retrospooty on 7/15/2013 6:47:31 PM , Rating: 2
"We'll see if you're still getting updates next year, I'd say probably not."

Last years model is... It got 4.1 a few months after it came out and now its getting 4.2. Just like all high end phones should.

By Dr of crap on 7/15/2013 1:51:47 PM , Rating: 2
But I want a phone that will FIT in my pocket, otherwise I don't want it.
This TO BIG!
Next thing guys will carry "man purses" to carry their over sized phones!

RE: Fine
By geekman1024 on 7/15/2013 9:38:16 PM , Rating: 2
Get clothes with larger pockets.

Introducing the Armani 8.0! Fashions where you can put your 8.0 phablets in pockets!

How much battery?
By BifurcatedBoat on 7/15/2013 7:29:55 PM , Rating: 2
And how long do I have to wait for Android updates?

RE: How much battery?
By geekman1024 on 7/15/2013 9:35:36 PM , Rating: 2
Never. It might not come at all.

By jimbojimbo on 7/15/2013 12:08:30 PM , Rating: 2
One of the main features of the Note lines is that Wacom digitizer the SPen. It makes sense for such a large screen. Without it the One Max will just be a big phone. I don't think it'll do all that well but good luck nevertheless.

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