HTC has still not revealed the long awaited HTC One Max, set to be the first major tablet from the struggling Taiwanese company. The rumors started a few months back, when the phone name was leaked as the HTC T6.
Since then we have found out the retail name for the smartphone and the updated specs and now we have news on the release date and price range, with the latter quite obvious considering the specs and size of the device.
HTC is set to announce the device at an event sometime in mid-October, although the company has yet to send invites out. There is still two/three weeks until the apparent event and we may see them release news on the first week of October.
This date and event has been backed up by multiple sources and HTC is preparing to have the HTC One Max on the shelves by the end of November, in time for the Christmas shopping season.
As for the price, the HTC One Max will stack up on the high-end of the list, coming at the same price as the Galaxy Note 3 in Taiwan. Individual regions may vary, but the general idea is the HTC One Max will be the high-end phablet we have expected.
The HTC One Max does have a lot going for it, with the same hard-case aluminium design as the HTC One and 1080p display. The phone does have some quirks however, including the reported Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a little undercooked for a high-end device.
We may see the HTC One Max come with a fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone, similar to the iPhone 5S. This could work out, but previous attempts at a fingerprint sensor have failed massively. Apple seems to have clocked a perfect design, but with HTC getting parts and software from all different suppliers, it may end up being a rough deal.