HTC’s newest Android powered megaphone was announced earlier today. Known as the HTC One Max, this one is really a “Max”ed out HTC One with a much bigger display and a bunch of new features. Measuring 5.9 inches across, the display on the One Max is significantly larger than the one on the Galaxy Note 3 – but smaller than the one on the likes of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra – the latter boasting of an insane 6.4 inch full HD panel.
Here’s a quick peek on to the features of the HTC One Max:
To start with, there is the all-important, 5.9 inch, full HD display which dominates the front. Apart from that, one major feature addition to the One Max is the addition of a fingerprint reader. Now, unlike Apple which has put it on to the Home Screen of the iPhone 5s, HTC has went in for a different approach altogether. The fingerprint scanner on the HTC One Max is located at the back of the device. Apart from helping you unlock the phone, you can also as of now program the sensor on the phone to launch up to three applications invoked by using three fingers. This experimental feature might be in the future expanded to support more apps with more fingers.
On the hardware front, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running under the hood with its 4 cores trundling along at 1.7 Ghz. There is 2 GB of RAM as well the option to expand memory using micro SD cards. The phone comes in two capacity versions – 16 GB and 32 GB. Users would also get 50 Gb worth of Google Drive space free with this phone.
There is the 4 megapixel HTC UltraPixel camera on board this phone as well – just like the one on the HTC One. HTC’s Zoe capture mode has been enhanced on this model. There is a front 2.1 megapixel camera – good enough for video calling and selfies. Both the front and rear cameras can capture videos in full HD. On the software side we have HTC’s SENSE 5.5 running atop an Android 4.3 foundation – along with HTC ‘s Blinkfeed.
All this hardware is powered by a 3300 mAH battery that coupled with the lean power management capabilities of the Snapdragon 600 should at least on paper deliver good battery life.
The HTC One Max will see showrooms starting later this month with an US launch expected only be December. There is no word about the pricing either.