HTC One Max may actually squeeze into view on Oct. 17

It looks like the HTC One Max will release in mid-October

Those waiting on the edge of their seats for more HTC One Max news can celebrate today, as long as an unsubstantiated rumor of a slightly later HTC One Max release date is enough to satiate.

The latest comes from the Chinese site ePrice, reporting that the HTC One Max will launch on Oct. 17.

Previous rumors held that the HTC phablet would launch Oct. 15, so this report is not exactly blowing any minds.

Either way, it's thought that HTC will time the One Max to go out around the same time as Apple's new iPads - and ePrice said it will cost about the same as the Galaxy Note 3, which is rumored near $950 (about UK£600, AU$1,000) SIM-free.

HTC One Max rumors

The HTC One Max has been the subject of plenty of leaks and rumors.

The device's alleged fingerprint scanner got our attention early on, even before the iPhone 5S was confirmed to have one of its own.

Other HTC One Max rumors have described part of the phone's specs sheet, including Android 4.3, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, a 5.9-inch 1080p display and 2GB of memory

And there have been plenty of pictures.

Pocketnow said on Sept. 27 that the HTC One Max recently went through TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the U.S.'s Federal Communications Commission, another sign that it's coming soon.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

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