By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 19, 2013 10:12 AM EDT
An HTC One Max may launch soon as the company's first phablet, aiming to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Also known as T6, the HTC One Max will reportedly make its debut in September, the same month when Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy Note 3.
According to German website Mobile Geeks, HTC will announce its upcoming One Max phablet in early September. The publication doesn't mention an exact date, but the timeframe suggests that HTC aims to steal Samsung's thunder by unleashing a Galaxy Note 3 competitor around the same date as Samsung's next-generation phablet makes its debut at the IFA show in Berlin.
In terms of specs, the purported HTC One Max will reportedly sport a 5.9-inch or 6.0-inch 1080p Super LCD display, the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHZ, 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage capacity and a powerful 3,200 mAh battery. The upcoming HTC phablet should also boast a special stylus.
Mobile Geeks claims to have obtained the inside scoop through its Taiwanese sources. Sacha Pallenberg, the website's owner, is based in Taiwan, where many current smartphones and device components are designed or built. This lends some credibility to the report, but does not guarantee it is accurate.
HTC seems to be on a roll, as it also made headlines on several occasions recently with its purported HTC One Mini. The smaller version of the company's current flagship leaked in several photos, most recently from Android Next, another German publication.
The HTC One Mini will allegedly make its debut by the end of this month, offering a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, a 4.3-inch 720p LCD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean/ HTC Sense 5 combo. The handset will also reportedly borrow the HTC One's 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera.
HTC made no official announcement regarding a Mini or a Max version of its current flagship, which means that it's all in the rumor state for now. Such reports may or may not prove to be accurate, so treat all rumors accordingly until HTC decides to make things official.
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