HTC One Max 'full specs' leak surfaces online

HTC has suffered yet another blow today, after a French tech site published what it claims are the full specifications of the still-unofficial One Max phablet.

NowhereElse was responsible for the leak, which alleges that the new smartphone will pack a 5.9in 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD LCD display, a 4-ultrapixel rear camera and Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system.

Perhaps surprisingly, the leak also claims that the One Max will hold a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor – the same as that of the original HTC One – instead of the expected Snapdragon 800 chip.

According to the supposed final specs sheet, the giant mobile will weigh "130 grams (with battery TBD)", measuring in at 10.6mm thick. It will also allegedly feature 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, NFC and 4G connectivity.

Despite the fact that HTC has not even confirmed the existence of the One Max, this is just one of numerous recent leaks revolving around the much-anticipated device.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the One Max will feature an iPhone 5S-esque fingerprint scanner, and this is now strongly believed to be true.

The phablet will go head-to-head with Samsung's positively-received new Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, which launched at IFA 2013. Assuming the leaked One Max specs are accurate, both devices will be powered by beastly 3,200mAh batteries.

HTC has endured a challenging year so far, and despite its flagship HTC One smartphone taking the market by storm, the Taiwanese company has struggled financially, and has even been tipped to face a complete collapse.

Whatever the case, the HTC One Max – with or without biometric security technology – is widely expected to launch at an event on 18 October.