By Stephen Schenck | September 16, 2013 5:15 PM
The HTC One Max sure isn’t shy about posing for the camera, and earlier today we brought you the latest pics of the hardware to arrive. While the general layout looks like a lock, we’ve been hearing some conflicting rumors about internal hardware choices, and last week the idea landed that the phablet might not run a Snapdragon 800, but something more along the lines of an S4 Pro, instead. That’s not particularly great news, but one way or another, we’d like to get it either confirmed and learn to live with it, or see it rejected and get back to guessing. Yet another new One Max leak attempts to divulge a few hardware specs, and what it has to say sure seems like further evidence for the lack of a Snapdragon 800.
One of the images in the gallery we told you about earlier today referred to the One Max as HTC’s model 8088. That manages to neatly link up with the pic we’ve now got above. Firing up Google Translate’s image-based mode, we can see that the text preceding “1.7GHz” identifies it as a quad-core SoC. Besides the fact that that very clock speed was mentioned in one of last week’s leaks suggesting this S4 Pro theory, we’ve never heard of an 800 running quite so slowly. To be fair, while this is in line with the possibility of an S4 Pro, it could just as easily be a Snapdragon 600.
At 4999 Yuan, this leak gives the One Max a retail price of what works out to around $815.