HTC has officially announced the HTC One Max Android based phablet device with the 5.9 inch touchscreen and some decent other specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The HTC One was the flagship device from the company which was launched earlier in the early 2013, and now this large screen Android device is similar in looks to the predecessor but has got a fingerprint sensor on the back, which makes it one of the rear devices to have one. The HTC One Max has packed in a Full HD display, with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but for the comfort, we doubt it’s that good because the thickness of the device is 10.29mm, and it weighs 217gm.
Talking specifically about the processor, it’s the 1.7 GHz Quad-core CPUs, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. It has got a support by 2GB of RAM, and the One Max running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is going to come with the new Sense 5.5 User Interface from HTC, along with the HTC Blinkfeed. There would be two versions of the device available based on the internal storage options – 16GB and 32GB, while the expansion is possible to 64GB with the MicroSD card.
The audio quality of the speakers can be expected to be good with the HTC BoomSound, with Dual frontal stereo speakers having the built-in amplifiers. The camera that was included in the HTC One is the same which we would get to see in the One Max, i.e. the HTC UltraPixel Camera with the BSI Sensor of size 1/3′. The camera supports the 1080p Full HD video recording and one can also shoot HDR videos with the back camera. The front camera is of 2.1-megapixel and it has a wide-angle lens, while it too can record 1080p Full HD videos.
One of the best parts of the device is the fingerprint sensor which would assist in locking and unlocking of the device, while the functionality can be enhanced and the three fingers can be assigned to open three different applications with the sensor. The different other sensors included in the phone are – Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Fingerprint sensor.
HTC One Max Specifications
|Specification||HTC One Max|
|Screen||5.9 inch Capacitive touch screen|
|Display, Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Dimensions||164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29 mm|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, HTC Sense 5.5, Blinkfeed|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||16 GB or 32 GB option|
|Expandable Storage||Up to 64GB with MicroSD card|
|Rear Camera||Ultrapixel, with BSI sensor, 1080p video, HDR|
|Front Camera||2.1-Megapixel, 1080p video recording|
|Connectivity||LTE, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro-USB 2.0, DLNA|
HTC One Max Price and Availability
The pricing and availability of the HTC One Max are not known right now, but the device is going to be launched in October 2013 with the pricing details to be announced at the same time. The device is set to be made available globally.