HTC One Max appears in early testing

If you're not all about the smaller iteration of the HTC One in the most recent release from the company in the HTC One Mini, it would appear that HTC is also headed in the opposite direction with a bit more of a palm-filler. This device is tipped as the HTC One Max, bringing a 5.9-inch display to the market (we must assume) sooner than later, aimed directly at the likes of Samsung's own plus-sized hero in the Samsung Galaxy Note III.

The HTC One Max is appearing here with specifications keeping it very much in tune with the times, bringing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor to beat up the benchmark charts. This is the same processor present in the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-A (aka LTE Advanced), a smartphone released internationally for the ever-evolving data speed environment.

This device works with the same amount of pixels as the HTC One, therefor making it slightly less sharp than its predecessor. It will, on the other hand, be working with dual-SIM slots (in its China release), and the next-level SoC. Both the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One work with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.

This device will be released – oddly – rather close to the HTC Butterfly S, a machine that's exceedingly similar to the HTC One Max, save its 5-inch display and guaranteed UltraPixel camera. We've yet to see if the HTC One Max will continue the tradition.

Now you've got to decide whether you want to go original, go small with the HTC One mini, go big with the Butterfly S, or go extra-big with the Max. Or you could always get extremely expensive with the gold edition straight from the Genie. Don't lose it!