Well, a little earlier than planned, here’s the all-new HTC One max. It matches a lot of the leaks we’ve seen but now we can go all official with the specs. Put simply, it’s a phablet with a near-6″ screen and powerful quad-core 1.7GHz CPU. There’s a fingerprint scanner, Android 4.3, HTC Sense 5.5, DLNA and HTC BoomSound plus HTC Sense. All that good stuff we saw on the HTC One, but bigger.
The specs are as follows..
SIZE: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm
DISPLAY: 5.9” Full HD 1080p
SENSORS: Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint scanner
CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, 1.7GHz quad-core
RAM: 2GB plus expansion card slot (microSD for up to 64GB)
OS: Android™ 4.3 with HTC Sense™ 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed™
CAMERA: HTC UltraPixel shooter, BSI Sensor, Smart Flash
CONNECTIVITY: GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, DLNA
We’ve got the full press release below and will bring you more information as we get it. It’ll be available mid-way through this month.
Oh and by the way, there’s a really thin 1200mAh flexible battery which powers the device using a set of pins on the back. It’s a very thin and bendy battery, built into the case, which should keep you going for quite some time. Now, add that to the 3300mAh device battery inside and you get a grand total of 4500mAh. Boom.
THE HTC ONE®
GETS SUPERSIZED WITH THE HTC ONE MAX
World’s best smartphone now in 5.9” with new and improved HTC Sense 5.5 ®
London, October 15, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One max, a super-sized smartphone that brings the award-winning design, functionality and performance of the HTC One to fans of larger handsets. A new Fingerprint Scan feature takes convenience to a new level while acclaimed features including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, combined with the new HTC Sense 5.5, which are all enhanced to continue to deliver the best overall smartphone experience, now on a larger screen.
“The addition of the HTC One max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation.
“The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise.”
Big and powerful
The HTC One max’s 5.9” full HD1080p display is perfect for enjoying photos, videos and movies on the go. Smooth and efficient performance comes courtesy of a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor featuring a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU enabling jaw-dropping performance, ultra vivid videos and booming sound. Whether you’re watching videos in stunning HD, playing games or checking out what’s hot online, the HTC One max sounds amazing, looks sharp and keeps working when you need it.
The 16GB or 32GB onboard memory can be expanded thanks to a microSD™ card slot, with a massive 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage being offered exclusively to HTC One max owners1
The large 3300mAh embedded battery means that this level of performance will last and last. Even the most intensive users will find the HTC One max is up to the challenge thanks to the optional HTC Power Flip Case, a stylish 1150mAh battery expansion for your HTC One max which offers both protection and extra juice when you need it most.
Maximum convenience at your fingertips
The average person checks their phone multiple times a day, so the HTC One max welcomes a new era of convenience and advanced functionality thanks to a built-in Fingerprint Scan feature. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.
More content than ever before
The HTC One max’s Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalised HTC BlinkFeed that can be further refined by customisable topic categories and new integration with premium content providers including Instagram and Google+. Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever you are.
Featuring HTC’s UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, that brings your photos to life, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the HTC One max will capture stunning photos and full HD 1080p videos whether you’re the photographer, the subject or both. Dual
Capture means you can now snap memorable moments and your reaction to them in one extraordinary photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.
Design at its Best
Available in Glacial Silver, the HTC One max shares the same premium design credentials as the rest of the HTC One family, providing an all round exceptional experience.
The HTC One max will begin rolling out across the globe from mid – end October.
See specific regions for details.