HTC One Max will be announced on October 15 – WSJ

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 8, 2013

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The highly anticipated HTC One Max will launch next week, sources told the Wall Street Journal and Engadget.

After months of rumors and leaks, HTC will unveil the 5.9-inch HTC One variant on Tuesday, October 15, people familiar with the matter told the WSJ. This all but confirms an older report from China’s Weibo that pegged the device for the same launch date.

The sources also confirmed that the HTC One Max will feature a fingerprint reader, though that really isn’t a surprise after multiple leaked images have revealed the presence of the feature.

Corroborating with the above information, Engadget presented invitations sent to Taiwanese and Chinese media for local launch events set on October 16.

The HTC One Max may not feature the latest Snapdragon 800 processor, but aside that, the aluminum-clad behemoth will exhibit all the traits of a high-end Android smartphone. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 is the competitor to beat in the oversized phone arena, and we can’t wait to pitch the two beasts against each other.

Just yesterday, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang promised a “very interesting roadmap” for the next few months, so we do hope that HTC has a few more tricks in its sleeve besides the Max.

  • Nathan Buffington

    No snapdragon 800?!

    • dre

      That’s what I’m saying! Wait till announcement then we can freak out.

    • jrt

      Even if it is Snapdragon600, I’ll get it! I am waiting for this long enough and i hope the waiting is over. Yes!

    • not a spark

      It better be tetra 4 or latest exynos instead

      • Nathan Buffington

        Exynos is for Samsung phones

        • not a spark

          They licence it out for other companies to use though

          • Nathan Buffington

            No recent HTC phone has one.. I think

  • David Soto

    I don’t care if this phones comes with a dual core snapy, I just want the damn thing in my hand already.

  • rockky

    Been running Snapdragon 800 for 2 months now. No waaay I’d do the 600 again.
    Silly sad HTC