It’s been nearly one month by this point since HTC launched the One Max, its stab at a 5.9-inch phablet version of the flagship One. When HTC made its announcement, the company was clear that launch plans included a release in the US, mentioning carriers like Verizon and Sprint. Later, we heard Sprint talking about the One Max itself, in the context of the network’s high-speed LTE “Spark” system; there, the One Max’s arrival was described as occurring “later this year,” but without greater specificity. While Sprint has yet to go public with an official date for the One Max, it looks like one retailer may have just let the cat out of the bag, revealing when sales of the smartphone are set to begin.
Best Buy just added the Sprint HTC One Max to its online listings, and the phone’s marked as having a release date of this Friday, November 15.
We also get pricing info, learning of plans to sell the One Max for nearly $250 on contract. That could be a tricky position for the phone, as Sprint already has the Note 3 with a faster processor, more RAM, and the lovely S Pen stylus for the very same price. Will the One Max and its metal design feel worth it? We should find out starting this weekend.