HTC One Max Leaks Out Beside Galaxy Note 3; To Feature Snapdragon S4 Pro?

HTC's One Max has already leaked out many times before but this time around, we get to see how it compares in size to the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 2 in the above image. As you might expect, the rumored 5.9-inch device is comparable to both devices in terms of size however, it appears to be a little taller. This is perhaps down to the BoomSound speakers at the top and bottom of the device. With a name like "Max" it's hardly surprising it gives the Galaxy Note line a run for their money in size.

While we all know the One Max is going to look just like the One and the One Mini, it's the internals of the device that seem to be creating a little bit of a stir at the moment. We've heard that the device could be packing a Snapdragon 800, a 600 and now the S4 Pro is being mentioned once again. DigiTimes is reporting that HTC can't get hold of enough stock of the Snapdragon 800 from Qualcomm as other top-tier manufacturers have placed so many orders. While this sounds a little suspect - as does anything from DigiTimes - it doesn't sound all that crazy. Now we have the Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, ASUS's new Padfone Infinity all using the Snapdragon 800. It's quite possible that HTC is late to the party when it comes to the 800. However, why use an aging S4 Pro when the Snapdragon 600 was used in the One?

If the rumors concerning the CPU choice are correct, it could signal that HTC is looking to undercut the Galaxy Note 3 at retail. With an aging chip like the S4 Pro, they could perhaps afford to sell the device at a lower cost. Giving consumers the option of a larger device without Samsung's price tag. Without the S-Pen and the added features though, we're not so sure a lower price could help the One Max that much in the first place.

What do you think? Will the One Max be shipping with an S4 Pro or not? Let us know your thoughts!

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