HTC One Max


Our very own Managing Editor Bruce Leong owns an HTC One and he just adores it. It’s aluminum design and loud front-facing stereo speakers provide a premium feel no other Android smartphone can match. The 4.7-inch display isn’t quite large enough for everyone, though. That’s exactly why HTC is releasing the HTC One Max, a smartphone with a 5.9-inch 1080p display.

Following in the iPhone 5s’s footsteps, the One Max has a fingerprint sensor, too. One big difference is the sensor is on the back of the device, just below the camera. While not quite as accessible as the sensor on the iPhone 5s, the One Max’s fingerprint sensor does allow different fingerprints to be mapped to automatically launch different apps.

As far as internal specs go, the One Max has a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM and comes in 16GB and 32GB of internal storage models (expandable via microSD card to 64GB). Software wise, we’re looking at Android 4.3 with the new Sense 5.5 skin. Otherwise, the camera is still the same old 4-megapixel “UltraPixel” camera sensor found on the HTC One. (Remember, the pixels are larger, so photos are better in low light).

The HTC One Max will land on Verizon and Sprint in November. The rest of the world gets it starting this week. Pricing will vary by region.

Source: HTC