When Samsung released the Galaxy Note range back in 2011, they had a new device on their hands that would prove very popular, and as such it was obvious that they would update this with the Note 2 the following year. Well, it’s almost two years and now we’re expecting an announcement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release in September, but they might have some unexpected competition.
The Taiwanese phone maker has not made any such announcement, but there is a rumor doing the rounds that there could be a HTC One MAX release and if true will target the Galaxy Note 3, just as the HTC One has targeted the Galaxy S4 and the One Mini will take on the S4 Mini.
HTC is not like Apple, they do not bury their head in the sand and forget about what a user wants, and this is a smartphone with different sizes. They already have the middle of the display size covered, and will also fulfill the smaller display segment, so why not the phablet?
If this were to be released, the HTC One MAX would certainly give the Note 3 a run for its money, just as we suspect the Sony Ultra will do as well. Just imagine having an oversized HTC One, it will look a far better device than the Note 3, which we expect will be very similar to the current Note.
For the most part, the pre-launch user mindset for the HTC One MAX is a positive one, but not for all, as you will see in this Google+ discussion page, where some people are worried about having a phone of this size without the ability to change the battery. However, the other issue is that some of you out there fear that HTC is putting too many eggs in one basket, meaning they are trying to do far too much with a single model.
Having said that, you have to admire the HTC approach, as they have simplified their range, unlike Samsung, which as you know is very confusing indeed.
At the end of the day, if HTC were to follow what Samsung has done and will bring yet another new version of a popular device to market, then it will only benefit you and I, as we have a far greater choice.