Corroborating recent reports, The Wall Street Journal says that the 5.9-inch HTC One Max will be revealed on October 15th and will include the fingerprint scanner seen in leaked photos. The One Max has been rumored since July, and images so far show a giant phone that maintains the look of the 4.7-inch HTC One shown above, but an initial announce date of September has slipped into October. Now, though, both Phone Arena and two sources from the Journal have confirmed an October 15th date.

According to previous leaks, the HTC One Max will include a 1080p display even larger than that of the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3. Various sources have described a 3,300 mAh battery and either the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 or the 1.7GHz 600 processor that's used in the HTC One, though some of these reports have conflicted. While the HTC One has a solid aluminum housing, the One Max is said to use a cheaper aluminum and plastic design, much like the One mini announced earlier this year.

Update: We've since received invitations to HTC launch events in Hong Kong and Taipei. The events will be held on October 16th in local time (15th in the US), confirming the Journal's timing.