HTC reveal specifications of new One Max 'phablet'
CNATAIPEI--Taiwan's HTC Corp. announced the specifications for its long-rumored HTC One Max — a supersized version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One — on Monday, one day ahead of its official launch in China.
October 15, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
The company's first “phablet” (a portmanteau of “phone” and “tablet”), the device largely meets consumer and industry expectations, with a 5.9-inch full-HD 1080p display, 2GB of internal memory, a massive 3,300 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner.
Despite rumors that it would pack a hearty 2.3GHz processor, however, it will run on a Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor from Qualcomm Inc.
HTC hopes the launch can turn around its fortunes after consolidated revenues for the third quarter amounted to NT$47 billion (US$1.6 billion), short of the company's target NT$50 billion and a 29.3 percent quarter-on-quarter drop.
That dip translates into a net loss of NT$2.97 billion or NT$3.58 per share for July-September.