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HTC One Max release date tipped for September

HTC is expected to launch its Galaxy Note rivalling HTC One Max this September as a 6-inch phablet device.

Building on the success of its flagship HTC One, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is not only launching a HTC One Mini but also a HTC One Max edition later this year.

According to the latest leak, the HTC One Max will be launching in September, just in time to rival the newest addition to the Galaxy Note range, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tipped for an IFA conference reveal.

Markedly different in specs from the HTC One smartphone, the supersized HTC One Max is said to feature a 6-inch Full 1080p HD display up from the 4.7-inch Full HD display of the flagship handset.

It is also said to have a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Powered by a 3200mAh battery, the HTC One Max will retain the same design aesthetics as the HTC One, with its curved back and aluminium finish.

Similar to the recently announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra and popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One Max could feature widespread stylus support for handwriting input.

HTC hasn’t included such a function in any device since the 7-inch HTC Flyer that emerged in 2011, but with such a large screen and increasing competition from other similarly-sized devices, HTC would be a bit silly not to include it.

New HTC One Mini pictures and specs leaked earlier this week, revealing that the heavily rumoured smartphone should pack a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720p HD display and a 1.4GHz dual-core CPU.

Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the HTC One Mini, and potentially the One Max as well, should retain the UltraPixel camera technology and the new BlinkFeed feature introduced with the latest HTC Sense UI.

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