Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC is expected to release a smartphone/tablet hybrid called the HTC One Max. The new device is a larger version of its HTC One flagship phone and rumors and leaked photos over the past few weeks released information about its specs. According to new information, the HTC One Max could arrive as soon as October, although HTC has made no official release date announcement.
As Phone Arena reported Saturday (Sept. 28), the HTC One Max is rumored to arrive on October 17, according to Chinese website, ePrice. The alleged release date puts the HTC One Max in competition with Samsung’s soon-to-be released Galaxy Note 3 phablet. For a fair fight, the 6-inch device enters the market boasting competitive specs and exclusive HTC applications.
This news follows recently leaked photos showing off the upcoming device’s benchmark test results. Earlier rumors suggested the HTC One Max would feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, yet the benchmarks are within the range of a 600 CPU. Instead, the One Max could feature a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Right on the heels of the Apple iPhone 5S, the One Max is expected to house biometrics technology. Leaked photos the HTC One Max suggest that it will feature a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device.
The One Max should also include HTC’s own Ultrapixel camera and other exclusive features including ,BoomSound audio, BlinkFeed content streaming and Zoe to create moving photos. One Max is expected to arrive pre-installed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, while it’s smaller sized sibling, the HTC One is currently being updated internationally. When launched, the HTC One Max will come with a price tag of approximately $810.