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HTC One Max and budget version to launch in September?

HTC is tipped to launch its first phablet device, the HTC One Max, later this year, potentially alongside a budget plastic case version.

The latest rumour suggests that the HTC One Max will be unveiled in September, perhaps at the Berlin-based IFA conference.

Packing the same metal body as the HTC One and newly launched HTC One Mini, the HTC One Max is said to have a 5.9-inch Full HD display, powered by a 3200mAh battery.

Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, due to be unveiled later today, the HTC One Max will supposedly have a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM.

It is tipped to launch in 16GB and 32GB internal storage varieties and will feature all the new functions introduced in the latest HTC Sense UI.

If it does launch at IFA this September it will be a direct rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 also tipped to make an appearance at the conference.

However, this latest rumour from the China Times also mentions that the HTC Zara, a previously unheard model, will also be unveiled later this year.

Potentially an affordable version of the HTC One and HTC One mini, the HTC Zara is said to replace the aluminium body with a plastic construction.

Similar to the heavily rumoured budget iPhone, the HTC Zara’s plastic casing would mean the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer could sell it at a very attractive price point.

Unfortunately, there have been no further details on the HTC Zara, including any information of screen size or processor.

Look out for the potential Android 4.3 Jelly Bean launch later today at a special Google event. It starts at 5pm UK time today, July 24.

Next, read our HTC One tips and tricks.

Via: Unwired View

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