Still without an official announcement from HTC, it looks like the One Max has surfaced in another certification filing. This latest is with the Global Certification Forum (GFC) which is dubbed as being an “independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices that are based on 3PP standards.” The GFC has a ‘test-once, use-anywhere’ approach and this time around, has revealed bit of detail on the HTC One Max.
Touching a bit further on the GFC, according to their website, they use an “industry agreed set of Certification Criteria” that includes conformance, field trial and IOT requirements. But key for the other side, the GCF make the attempt to “ensure that a mobile device will work effectively on mobile networks anywhere in the world.” To that point, they have offered some details in terms of network connectivity.
According to the filing, the One Max will have network support for quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA on the 900, 1900 and 2100MHz frequencies and tri-band LTE on the 800, 1800 and 2600MHz frequencies. As for that LTE, that translates to bands 3, 7 and 20. Additionally, the filing also mentioned a bit about SIM locking.
In this case, it looks like the HTC One Max will support SIM lock. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean HTC will have the SIM locked in each and every market the handset is released. The unfortunate part, aside from these details, there wasn’t any further mention of specs or hardware.
All that being said, we are still looking towards a mid-October announcement. And while we have yet to hear from HTC, given the recent approvals coming from the US FCC, Chinese Tenaa and Taiwan NCC — it certainly seems like we are getting closer to an announcement and launch.