The HTC One Max phablet is coming, and it is coming soon. It’s no secret at this point that HTC has a large 5.9-inch smartphone in the works to take on the bigger competition, but one question has been whether or not we’ll get a stylus with it. For some it doesn’t matter, for other Galaxy Note and Note II users a stylus is critical. And now our latest leaked image could be hiding exactly that.
This afternoon we got another look at the HTC One Max smartphone out and in the wild. The hardware and all, instead of just a leaked “non-final artwork” render of what it could look like. While most sites (us included) focused on the fingerprint scanner on back, or the possibility of POGO pins for a dock on the bottom right, one other thing stood out.
There’s a lot of things at play here, but just like the Galaxy Note II and upcoming Note III, the HTC One Max could have a built-in stylus to take full advantage of that massive 5.9-inch 1080p HD display. HTC’s no strangers to the stylus from their Windows Mobile and HTC Flyer days, so it’s a possibility. If you look at the bottom corner of the HTC One Max (T6) in the image, you can clearly see an area this leakster decided to blur out. The blur is on the bottom edge, right where a stylus would slide out of the bottom of the chassis, similar to the Note II you see below.
Now that’s just a guess, and it really could be anything. From a previous sites watermark being blurred out in the leak, a serial number of some sort to hide the leaksters identity, or a few other things. This also is right around where the charging port is, so take this all with a grain of salt. However, HTC needs to be able to compete with the Galaxy Note lineup if they want this massive phone to be successful, and for many a stylus is a huge part of the buying decision.
We’ve seen no reports that a stylus will be embedded, but it’s possible. Rumors suggest HTC could unveil the new One Max in September, and release it later this year, so we’ll be sure and keep our eyes open for more details. Would a 5.9-inch 1080p quad-core Snapdragon 800 powered One Max with a stylus get your hard-earned cash? Let us know.