While flagships have settled (for now) around the 5in mark, tradition dictates that manufacturers should offer an even bigger alternative, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Note series and – more recently – the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Giving credence to that particular notion, Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is tipped to follow up the 4.7in One with the gargantuan 5.9in One Max, and it’s seemingly been leaked in pics.
We’re thanking Chinese-language site ePrice, with the HTC One Max snapshots depicting a handset that looks – as one might expect – very much like an HTC One ‘cept bigger.
This particular HTC One Max handset is said to boast dual-SIM compatibility, but remember we’re talking about China here; don’t expect to see the dual-SIM HTC One Max in the UK.
Other rumoured HTC One Max specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 3,200mAh battery, a meaty 64GB internal storage, and probably Jelly Bean Android 4.3.
There’s still a question mark over HTC One Max stylus compatibility, while the HTC One Max launch may or may not go down at IFA in Berlin next month – alongside that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony “Honami” Xperia i1.