HTC will officially unwrap One Max equipped with a fingerprint sensor on October 15, the Wall Street Journal reported citing individuals with knowledge of the launch.
The newest smartphone of the HTC lineup will have a 5.9-inch display, making it a big brother of the HTC One with a 4.7-inch screen. The HTC One Max will come out of the box with a customized Android firmware.
Earlier today, Steve Hemmerstoffer of the tech website NoWhereElse tweeted a pic of a supposed specs and details of the HTC One Max. According to the specs sheet, the HTC phablet will have a resolution of 1920×1080, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.6GHz Qualcomm processor. With the fingerprint scanner, the HTC One Max will go head to head against the newest iPhone.
The newest information reveals that One Max will be available as 16GB to 64GB variants with a 32GB optional expansion using a microSD card. The handset will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and have the custom Sense 5.5 by HTC.
Some analysts say that the indicated 70.5mm width is a bit too narrow for a big screen device. Some also doubt the weight listed at 130g, indicating that the phablet is lighter than the smaller HTC One.
Gadget manufacturers are jumping to the popular phablet niche. HTC’s big smartphone is a jumbo-sized HTC One, which features an aluminum body. One Max is rumored to have a plastic and aluminum combo for its housing. The sales of the HTC One fall short of expectations as it lags behind the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 of Apple. So far, sales stats show that the most successful super-sized phone is Samsung’s Galaxy Note.
Online media entities have reported of invitations being sent by HTC for events in Taipei and Hong Kong on October 16 (October 15 in the United States).
(via Wall Street Journal)