HTC officially unveils HTC One Max with 5.9-inch Full HD display, Sense 5.5, fingerprint scanner and more
HTC has officially announced the HTC One Max recently. HTC One Max is the first smartphone from HTC to come with display larger than 5-inches, and it also the first HTC smartphone with fingerprint scanner. According to HTC, the One Max will hit the European and Asian markets by the end of this week. In the US, Sprint and Verizon will be carrying the One Max before the end of the year.
The HTC One Max follows the One design language, and comes with the iconic aluminum shell that premiered with the original One. The phablet comes with innovative fingerprint scanner, which can be used to unlock the device by just swiping the finger on the small sensor below the camera.
There is also a new feature on One Max called Quick App Launch, in which users can easily open the app of their choice instantly from lock screen by using the finger for unlocking. The smartphone also comes with Sense 5.5 UI, which is the upgraded version of Sense 5.0, which was released earlier this year in February along with HTC One.
The HTC Sense 5.5 comes with some new tweaks, which include, ability to turn off the Blinkfeed, new news categories, support for content from Google+ & Instagram, upgraded gallery and video highlight feature and more.
Feature-wise, the HTC One Max comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD Super LCD 3 display with 373 ppi pixel density, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 UI, which include HTC Blinkfeed and HTC Zoe. The smartphone is 10.29mm thick and weighs 217 grams.
The One Max also comes with 4MP Ultrapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, pixel size 2.0µm, sensor size 1/3-inch, f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens along with 2.1MP front facing camera with 88° wide angle lens with HDR capability, 16GB/32GB internal storage with 64GB microSD card expansion and 3,300 mAh battery.
Connectivity series on One Max include, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec, DNLA, MHL, GPS with GLONASS, NFC and Infrared (IR Blaster) support.
There is no Beats Audio support on HTC One Max, but the stereo BoomSound speakers are on board, bigger and louder than ever.