HTC unveils 5.9-inch One Max with fingerprint scanner

HTC unveils 5.9-inch One Max with fingerprint scanner

HTC just announced the One Max, its first phablet device and the third member of the One family for 2013. Here's a quick overview of the specs of the One Max:

- 5.9-inch Super LCD 3 display / 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7GHz processor
- 16GB internal storage
- 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear camera with BSI sensor, F2.0, 28mm lens and dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with 88 degrees wide angle lens
- micro-SD support up to 64GB
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE
- 3,300mAh non-removable battery
- 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm
- 217g

One of the key features of the One Max is its fingerprint scanner. Besides functioning as a security mechanism, the fingerprint scanner allows you to launch three apps with three fingers. To unlock the device, you have to swipe your finger on the scanner.

The One Max runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the real treat is the latest Sense 5.5 which brings updates to BlinkFeed and the camera interface. You now have the option to disable BlinkFeed, customise content in BlinkFeed and save content from BlinkFeed for offline viewing.

To power its massive 5.9-inch display, the One Max comes with a non-removable 3,300mAh battery which is stated to provide up to 25 hours of 3G talk time. It also has a micro-SD memory card slot to complement its 16GB internal storage.

At point of publication, HTC Singapore has no information on the price and availability of the device although there are reports that the device is coming to European and Asian markets by the end of the week. For now, do check out HardwareZone's exclusive first looks video on the HTC One Max. Our review is coming up shortly.

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