HTC is expected to release its new phablet, the much rumored HTC One Max, later this year. There have been a lot of rumors about this device, it is seen in leaked photos almost on a daily basis. Specifications have been leaked as well, but since nothing has been officially confirmed, one can’t really be sure at this point in time. As per the super chatty Taiwanese supply chain, HTC might have to go for an old Qualcomm processor for the One Max apparently because it is unable to secure “sufficient supply” of the company’s high-end Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor.
The rumor has been circulated by infamous trade publication Digitimes, which claims that HTC is being “forced” to opt for old processors due to supply issues. As per the report, HTC One Max might tout the old Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz quadcore processor. Other sources cited in the report claim that there’s actually no shortage of Snapdragon 800 processors as Qualcomm has increased production owing to high demand, according to them, HTC is opting for the S4 Pro primarily due to cost concerns. HTC hasn’t commented on these rumors, so they should be taken with a grain of salt. The company is expected to announce HTC One Max next month.