HTC One Max Release Date Set for the Fourth Quarter of 2013

The HTC One Max release date could be set for Q4 of 2013.

The company's Chief Marketing Officer Ben Ho confirmed yesterday that HTC is working on a variant of the One without mentioning that is was the Max model. He also stated that HTC will focus on fewer products this year in order to correct the confusion they caused in 2012.

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

The HTC One Max specs were revealed in a new report.

The new phablet device will feature a 5.9-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which clocks in at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, a 4-ultrapixel camera, Boomsound dual front-facing stereo speakers, and a 3,3000 mAh non-removable Li-poly battery, according to Android Police.

New pictures of the device also surfaced this week revealing the overall look of the One Max. It basically looks like a larger version of the HTC One with the same display and speaker layout. It also features the same body type and color scheme.

The Galaxy Note 3 unveiling event was finally confirmed by Samsung earlier this month.

The company will host its own "Unpacked Episode 2" event on Sept. 4 to introduce the new device. The event will take place in Berlin at 1 p.m. ET. Samsung will hold it just ahead of the IFA 2013 show which will take place from Sept. 6-11.

The event will be livestreamed for those that will not be able to attend. There will also be a first hands-on experience held simultaneously in New York's Times Square.