HTC One Max phablet visits certification, release date to be October 15

Passing through the Chinese version of the FCC, the HTC One Max has been snapped again, getting ever closer to its release. The handset, naturally, resembles very much the One and One mini in terms of design, but adds that rear animal - a fingerprint scanner - that we are also seeing in Apple's new iPhone 5s.

The huge display, reportedly a 6-incher, gets officially shown, as well as the UltraPixel camera on the back and some sort of dock connectors on the side. The fingerprint sensor was already reported to be very accurate by a tester, so all that is left now is for HTC to unveil the phablet officially, and tell us excatly how it intends to put the unorthodox finger scanning technique to good use. The source mentions October 15th as the possible release date, which is not that far away.

via CTech (Weibo)

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One max
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes! Its about time the beast of phablets started preparing to be released. Been holding onto my upgrade for 6 months!! Bring it on HTC, Im ready!

3. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I wouldn't buy another HTC product with somebody else's money. It'll never see kitkat and it still has that garbage camera!

6. phoner

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

well HTC one is already updated to 4.3 much earlier than samsung phones so you better get updated too

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2387; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's probably the only update the HTC One will probably get too. Knowing HTC's track record.

12. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Wrong comment and outdated!

15. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Honestly this camera is great to me. Idk if you've actually used it but a lot of people disregard it because of the size. Its no different than any phone i've used be it 8mp 13mp or 4up and the low light is unbeatable.

17. theaztech unregistered

on a phone screen the pictures will look the same across all phones, blast it on a pc screen or tv or even print them out and you will see a big difference between a 4 ultrapixel camera an a normal 13 megapixel camera.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But it'll be much bigger in size as compare to Note III. Similar to Z Ultra.

4. lopies

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Oooo. Looking forward to this one.

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I love HTC but I won't be getting this unless if it has a bigger camera, snapdragon 800 and 3gb of ram, all that and take my money.

7. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Still on my shortlist.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

That's only three weeks away. They haven't even officially announced it yet...and they haven't even sent out invites to the press for an announcement event. Even if they did an internet announcement today I don't think they could get it into the sales channels fast enough to stock stores by October 15th. Optimistically I do hope it is coming in October because we're switching to Verizon at the end of October and if this isn't out I'm going Galaxy Note 3. But that date speculation is way too hopeful.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Gotta love Htc, Apple and sony for their gorgeous products

10. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Oct 15 is too close, they wouldve announced it already.. Their fingerprint scanner wont be ass accurate as the iphones. They should just save the techonology until it performs on par with the iphone

11. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Have you tried it? or got brainwashed by apple?

13. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Seriously? How did you know?did you tried the actual unit? Or maybe you are a descendant of nostradamus?which one?

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Looking forward to this phone..but without s800 and improved Camera it will not be an upgrade to my htc ill just wait for next years flagships.

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