HTC One M8

HTC is reportedly planning to release a large screen version of the One M8 in the last quarter of this year.

The first One Max, a super sized smartphone incorporating the design, functionality and performance of HTC One, was unveiled last year, and gained decent popularity. It now looks like a follow up of the One Max could be in the pipeline.

Chinese site, mydrivers via Phandroid reports that HTC's next phablet flagship, which goes by the name of new One M8 Max, will sport a 5.5in screen with 2K resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), contrary to last year's One Max which offers a 5.9in full HD 1080p display.

It will use a Snapdragon 805 processor with 2.7GHz CPU, which will be paired with 3GB RAM, as rumoured previously. Other notable hardware features include an 18 megapixel rear snapper with OIS feature and a 3,000mAh battery.

From the software part, the new One M8 Max will run the newest Android L, rumoured to be called Android Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP), with HTC Sense 6.5 on board.

Given the higher resolution screen and camera, powerful processor, and latest software version, the One M8 Max marks a significant upgrade over the One Max, which features a fingerprint scanner.

The One M8 Max has reportedly been slated for a release in the fourth quarter of this year.