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October 14, 2013

HTC One Max is official, huge 5.9-inch screen and fingerprint sensor


Large phones are getting more popular now and Samsung seem to dominate this field with the Note series. That is until now as HTC have just released the HTC One Max: an extra large version of the wonderful aluminium unibodied HTC One that has increased the 1080p LCD panel to a huge 5.9-inches. The One Max weighs in at 217 grams is 10.3mm thick and is16 centimetres long. The length obviously has to do.with the front facing camera and amazing BoomSound speakers. The battery has been increased to a huge 3,300mAh but if that isn’t enough you could bulk the One Max up even more with HTC’s 1,200mAh power case but it will set you back $90.

So the size isn’t all that’s changed on.the One Max. The most noticeable being that fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device. The new scanner will allow you to log into your device with the swipe of a finger tip much like the one featured on the iPhone 5s. Another huge change and a very welcome one is the addition of a micro-SD slot for expandable storage allowing you to expand the 16 or 32GB of onboard storage by a further 64GB. Unfortunately the One Max has the Snapdragon 600 with 2GB of RAM which is great but I’m sure you feel the same when I say the new Snapdragon 800 would have been a better choice. The supported bands suggest great support for LTE networks in Europe and Asia, and as well as for Verizon and Sprint for those of you stateside. HTC says the One Max will start rolling out as early as this week so if you like what you see you don’t really have long to wait.

The software has also been SIG if I can’t my upgraded taking it to version 5.5 of Sense which runs on top of Android 4.3. This new version gives the user a totally new level customization for the BlinkFeed news-glancing widget which in turn makes it even better. There are a few other changes that are detailed in the press release and spec sheet below as well as a load of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Spec sheet:

HTC One max Specifications

SIZE: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm

WEIGHT: 217g

DISPLAY: 5.9″ Full HD 1080p

CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, 1.7GHz quad-
core CPUs

SENSORS: Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint scanner

PLATFORM: Android™ 4.3 with HTC Sense™ 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY: Total storage: 16GB/32GB, RAM: 2GB, Expansion card slot: Supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)

CONNECTIVITY: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from HTC Connect™, Support consumer infrared remote control, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI


2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G – UMTS/ HSPA: EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps; Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps; Sprint: 1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps; Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps

3G – CDMA: Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz

4G – LTE: EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz; Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz; Sprint: 1900 MHz; Verizon: 700 MHz;

SOUND: HTC BoomSound™, Sense Voice

REAR CAMERA: HTC UltraPixel Camera, BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′, 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,

FRONT CAMERA: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens, Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording.

CAMERA APP: HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal. Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share. Continuous shooting and VideoPic. Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback.

MULTIMEDIA: Audio playback supported formats: aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, wma (Windows Media Audio 9). Recording formats: .amr

Video playback supported formats: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3). Recording: .mp4

BATTERY: Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery, Capacity: 3300 mAh. Talk time: Up to 25 hours for WCDMA. Up to 28 hours for CDMA. Standby time: Up to 585 hours for WCDMA, Up to 393 hours for CDMA

GPS: GPS/AGPS, Digital Compass

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