While HTC and AT&T haven't officially announced a release date for the HTC One Max, current rumors claim it will be available on Nov. 1 and it just received FCC approval.
The HTC One Max is expected to be launch on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. A recent report claims AT&T will begin selling the almost-6-inch smartphone on Nov. 1, while Verizon will follow shortly after with a reported Nov. 7 launch date. We're getting close to a release and it comes just in time to give the AT&T HTC One Max a chance at seeing a Nov. 1 launch.
The smartphone has just passed through the FCC and it is approved to run on AT&T's 4G LTE bands, which indicates this handset should be close to launching on the carrier's network. The smartphone will join the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Nokia Lumia 1520 in the carrier's phablet offering.
The HTC One Max features a 5.9-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD display, runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and is the first HTC smartphone to run the new and improved HTC Sense 5.5. The smartphone is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM to provide a snappy user experience. Its camera capabilities include HTC UltraPixel Camera, BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2, f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Smart Flash with five levels of flash automatically, 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video and 2.1-megapixel front facing camera that can record 1080p Full HD video.
The HTC One Max is available in a choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 50GB of free Google Drive space and also includes a microSD expansion slot for additional memory. It has dual front-facing stereo speakers with HTC Boom Sound and built-in amplifiers. Its wireless connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE (low energy), GPS, and NFC. The phablet includes a fingerprint scanner, which is located on the back of the smartphone, just below the camera. HTC ships the phablet with a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery.
We'll have to wait to hear an official announcement from AT&T for now, but it shouldn't be too much longer.