By Stephen Schenck | July 15, 2013 11:45 AM
Back in late May we first starting hearing talk about a possible HTC phablet codenamed the T6, and it wasn’t long before we were able to add to that a whole bunch of rumored specs, and even a formal name: the HTC One Max. While we were growing convinced that this 5.9-inch handset might really be in development, we were still largely at a loss for any understanding as to how it might launch. Today we get a sense just when the One Max might arrive, with new rumors claiming HTC plans for an early September launch.
Early September, of course, coincides with the IFA in Berlin, which means it’s going to be a fantastically busy time for the industry. We’re already expecting a number of other devices to launch in that same timeframe, and that could include what might be the One Max’s chief competition, the Samsung Galaxy Note III.
With rumored specs like a full HD display and Snapdragon 800 SoC, the One Max should be seriously high-end, but Samsung’s been dominating the phablet space for years; even an excellent HTC phablet will have its work cut out for it.
In contrast to the One Max, the One Mini sounds like it will be launching much earlier, and could be here before the month is out, if not in early August.