Beats Audio remains a feature on the HTC One Max, which also supports NFC. The phablet looks like an elongated HTC One, but adds a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. On Tuesday, a published report in the Wall Street Journal not only confirmed the fingerprint scanner, it also had October 15th as the date when the phablet will be unveiled.
HTC will have plenty of competition in the phablet category from the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to the soon to be announced Nokia Lumia 1520, and the 'greybeard' of the group, the still quite young Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
source: @stagueve via BGR