There's little left to say about the HTC One Max - it's a device that's been leaked more than almost any other smartphone this year. But here in the days before the actual final reveal, we can move down the list with every little bit and piece we've been tipped to know. This begins with the most recent leak of the device internationally with a press render of the European version, complete with fingerprint scanner.
There's little doubt that the world of Windows Phone 8 and subsequent editions will be rolling out with new hardware features in the future. That's a given. What's not known at this very moment is whether or not we'll be seeing the likes of specific features previously only known to the likes of sub-Smart phones and Android devices up until now. One of these features appearing in tips this week is a dual-SIM card setup.
It's actually surprisingly common these days to hear about acquisitions of one major company by another, so today's suggestion that Lenovo is interested in picking up smartphone company HTC isn't all that off-the-wall. HTC hasn't been doing especially well in the profits department over the past few quarters, so acquisition rumors have appeared more than once over the past year. Here in the Fall of 2013, Lenovo has been suggested to have been in talks since August with HTC over a possible purchase.
Just as they have apparently tapped HTC for the dual-boot option for Android phones with Windows Phone 8, it's become apparent today that Microsoft may have asked Samsung and Huawei to do the same. Microsoft was tipped this past week to have suggested HTC make a selection of devices that boot to Windows Phone 8 as well as their basic Android mobile OS to increase the likelihood that a user would find Windows Phone appealing. If Microsoft does indeed get their way with the likes of HTC and Samsung as well, we may see Windows Phone 8.1 working on the HTC One Max and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active.
The next phablet from HTC will be the HTC One Max. A few days ago, we mentioned that the Global Certification Form had approved the device meaning launch was imminent. We didn't know at the time was a firm date for when the smartphone will be unveiled. That firm launch date has now been tipped.
HTC has announced that it has launched a version of its HTC One smartphone in the UK plated in 18 karat gold on the outside. The phone is officially called the Gold HTC One and was produced to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the MOBO Awards. Only five of these goldplated smartphones exist.
Two flagship Android phones on AT&T are in line for some software attention, beginning with the carrier pushing out the camera and touchless controls update to the Moto X from today. The firmware, which was released to T-Mobile Moto X owners back in September, improves auto-white balance and color accuracy, as well as exposure particularly in low-light situations. Meanwhile, there's a much-anticipated update to the HTC One on AT&T's horizon, too.
Rumors continue to suggest that the HTC One Max smartphone will be unveiled on October 17. Ahead of that rumored launch, new details have surfaced about the smartphone. This isn't the first time details and specifications for the smartphone have been leaked, another rumor suggested the One Max will launch in China first. Some new leaked photos and details have turned up in China.