HTC officially announced the One Max on Monday, a larger iteration of the HTC One that fills out the entire family of aluminum devices.
The One Max is equipped with a massive 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a fingerprint reader, Android 4.3 with HTC’s Sense 5.5 user interface, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage, a fingerprint reader, an Ultrapixel camera similar to the shooter found on the HTC One, though without optical image stabilization, BoomSound front-facing speakers, a 3,300mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a wide-angle front-facing camera. HTC will also sell a Power Flip Case that holds its own battery and can be used to add an additional 1,200mAh to the HTC One Max, effectively giving it a huge 4,500mAh battery.
Meanwhile, Sense 5.5 offers several enhancements. You can now customize BlinkFeed with RSS feeds and more, edit camera highlights on the fly and add your own music, create GIFs from the Zoe shots you capture and more. HTC also added Google Drive as a backup option, and is providing 50GB of free storage for two years with each HTC One Max purchase.
The fingerprint reader, which is on the back of the device, can be used to unlock the phone with a swipe of a finger. Or, if you prefer, you can set it to launch specific applications, such as the camera, when you swipe your finger.
The One Max will launch in mid-October and will eventually land in the United States on Sprint and Verizon, though exact release dates and carrier pricing have not yet been announced. Stay tuned for our full review, impressions and more.