While any hint of the HTC One Max was noticeably missing from the IFA trade show earlier this month, the Internet doesn’t want to be silent about it. What we have now is a series of photos showing not just the smartphone itself but as well as some screens of the software running on it.

HTC was expected to unveil the largest member of its HTC One family at IFA in Berlin to compete with new product announcements such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note III and Sony’s Xperia Z1. But despite the company’s beefed up marketing campaign, which involved hiring Robert Downey Jr., HTC’s presence at IFA was quite unglamarous and the HTC One Max was a no-show.

Netizens then took to their more familiar element for the latest information on the smartphone, this time coming from Chinese social networking site Weibo. While the gallery of photos shows nothing new, the sight of an actual working unit, as well as what could be the rumored fingerprint scanner, might give HTC fans a sliver of hope that the smartphone would be coming really soon.

Perhaps HTC is bidding its time to announce its Snapdragon 800-bearing 5.9-inch baby, but it probably shouldn’t wait too long lest the window of opportunity pass it by.

SOURCE: Weibo