HTC has finally made the much rumored phablet HTC One Max today. It is the first phablet from HTC and sports specs similar to the HTC flagship One smartphone. The unique feature of the phone is the fingerprint scanner situated at the back of the device, right below the main camera. It will allow users to unlock the phone with out pin or password.
HTC One Max is similar in design to the HTC One, it features a large 5.9-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is powered by the 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, along with 2GB of RAM. It will be available in both 16GB and 32GB variants, there is a micro SD card slot also for expanding the memory upto 64GB. HTC One Max customers will also get 50GB of cloud storage from Google Drive.
“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.”
There is a 3300mAh battery under the hood for providing juice to the handset, the battery is embedded, there is a cover plus external battery accessory for power users. On the imaging department it comes with the 4 Ultrapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, f/2.0 aperture. There is also a secondary camera on the front with 2.0MP sensor.
HTC One Max is missing Beats Audio, due to the recent split between Beats and HTC, instead it comes with HTC Boom Sound audio. It will run on Android 4.3 operating system skinned with HTC Sense 5.5.
It will be available immediately in Europe and later in Asia, the availability in other regions is not yet clear. Pricing of the phone will be revealed tomorrow.
HTC One Max Key Specifications:
Size: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm
Display: 5.9-inch Super LCD 3, Full HD 1080p
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs
Sensors: Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint scanner
Software: Android™ 4.3 with HTC Sense™ 5.5, HTC BlinkFeed™
Memory: Total storage: 16GB/32GB, RAM: 2GB, Expansion card slot: Supports microSD™ memory card for up to 64GB additional storage (card not included)
Connectivity: AGPS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled, Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from HTC Connect™, Support consumer infrared remote control, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI
Network: 2G/ 2.5G – GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G – UMTS/ HSPA: EMEA: 900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps; Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps; Sprint: 1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps; Verizon: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
3G – CDMA: Sprint & Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
4G – LTE: EMEA: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz; Asia: 900/1800/2100/2600 MHz; Sprint: 1900 MHz; Verizon: 700 MHz;
Sound: HTC BoomSound™, Sense Voice
Main Camera: HTC UltraPixel Camera, BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′, Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2, f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Smart Flash with five levels of flash automatically, 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video,
Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens, Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording.
Battery: Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery, Capacity: 3300 mAh. Talk time: Up to 25 hours for WCDMA. Up to 28 hours for CDMA. Standby time: Up to 585 hours for WCDMA, Up to 393 hours for CDMA