HTC One Max Release Date Confirmed for October Price Set for $800

The HTC One Max release date was once again confirmed for Oct.

The launch date and a new list of specs for the device were reported by GSMArena who received the information from a Chinese source that also revealed that it will cost somewhere around $800 without a contract.

The specs in the report include a 5.9-inch 1080p display, Android 4.3, JellyBean, a 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage, and a 3,300mAh battery. It is also expected to have a 4-megapixel ultra-pixel camera on the front with a 2.1-megapixel front facing shooter. The back camera will be accompanied by LED flash with a fingerprint sensor underneath.

A few new pictures that were leaked by the Chinese social network Weibo once again reveal this component on the back of handset. The user that posted the photos claims they were of a prototype model of the One Max.

They did not reveal any new info on the Note 3 competitor; however, they do a good job at showing the size of the One Max in comparison to the HTC One. The new pictures also match up to many of the other recent leaks.

@evleaks tweeted out a few statements announcing the phablet's existence and Sprint release earlier this month.

The site confirmed that the HTC T6 that has been showing up in various leaks is actually the One Max.

"HTC One max confirmed as retail name of the T6," tweeted @evleaks. "HTC One max is Sprint-bound."

HTC's Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho confirmed last month that the company is working on a variant of the flagship One without mentioning that is was the Max.

Ho said that the company would launch "two to three mid-tier Desire-branded phones" by the end of 2013, as well as "a variant of the flagship One series in the fourth quarter." This variant will most likely be the HTC One Max.