HTC has just announced One Max phablet. It packs a 5.9" 1080p IPS display and is powered by the Snapdragon 600 chipset with a 1.7GHz quad-core Krait 300 processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
Just like the original One, HTC One Max features a 4MP UltraPixel camera on its back capable of 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fps video capturing, but there is no optical image stabilization this time.
The HTC One Max comes with the iconic aluminum shell that premiered with the original One. This time around its back panel is removable and there's a microSD card slot for expanding the 16GB of built-in storage lying underneath.
The battery is still not user-replaceable. However, its ample 3,300 mAh capacity is said to be enough for up 28 hours of talk time or 585 hours of stand-by so you are unlikely to worry about that too much.
HTC One Max also comes with a fingerprint sensor on its back. You can unlock the device by just swiping your finger on the small square sensor below the camera. HTC has also enabled quick app launch, which means that you can make the One Max automatically start an app of your choice depending on the finger you use for unlocking it.
HTC One Max runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 UI on top. There is no Beats Audio support but the stereo BoomSound speakers are on board, bigger and louder than ever.
HTC One Max is going to hit the European and Asian markets by the end of this week, with the US (where Sprint and Verizon will be carrying the One Max) following before the end of the year. The exact pricing is yet to be revealed, though.
HTC is prepping a special lineup of accessories for the One Max including a capacitive aluminum stylus, a Power Flip Case that brings an additional 1,200 mAh of battery juice, HTC Fetch accessory for easy location of the device and the recently announced BoomBass speaker.
Here go a few live photos of the HTC One Max that we captured for you. You can find even more of those in our blog, along with the One Max official promo video. And stay tuned for our in-depth review, which is coming shortly.
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