HTC has sent out invites for an event that we suspect will consist of the announcement of the HTC One Max. The company sent out multiple invites, as well, for different regions. Specifically, HTC sent invites for Hong Kong with an October 16 date on them, and invites were also sent for Taiwan for October 18.
The invite itself isn’t in English, but if you’re curious, it reads, “One finger opens up a big view. You are invited to immerse in the sound with us.” HTC is obviously hinting toward a fingerprint sensor here, as well Beats Audio integration, with what we’re assuming will be BoomSound front-facing speakers, just like we saw on the HTC One flagship.
The multiple event invites are a little strange to see, especially since Hong Kong and Taiwan are just a puddle jump away from each other and the events are taking place two days apart. We’re not sure what HTC has in mind for this, but we’re obviously not seeing anything US related so far. However, it’s been rumored that a global launch of the HTC One Max will happen on October 15, so it’s possible more invites for other regions of the world might be on the way still.
Either way, it looks like the HTC One Max will finally be unveiled next week. The phablet-style smartphone has been heavily-rumored over the past several weeks, and we’ve already seen numerous leaked photos of the device in the flesh, rocking the same body as the HTC One, but only in a much bigger package.
The new device is said to rock a 6-inch 1080p full HD display, with a 4-megapixel rear camera sporting UltraPixel technology. Of course, the fingerprint sensor and Beats Audio integration is in the running as well, but we’re expecting the device to be rolling with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, a 3,300mAh battery, dual-SIM capabilities and a microSD card slot.
Based on recent leaked photos, the device will be heading to Verizon in the US, and we’re assuming it’ll hit other major carriers as well. The phone will look to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, making it the first serious competitor to the Galaxy Note series, which means that Samsung might have to step up its game sooner or later.