TheMax has officially been unveiled, finally ending the constant rumors surrounding the device. The 5.9 inch phablet packs quite the punch, rounding out the HTC One family for the year.
Most of the rumors leading up to the official announcement of the HTC One Max have been pretty spot on, so there isn’t too much we don’t already know yet. The HTC One Max rocks a 5.9 inch 1080p HD Super LCD 3 display, along with a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600. While the Max isn’t rocking the more powerful Snapdragon 800, we’re certainly glad to hear that the phablet isn’t rocking the Snapdragon S4 Pro as previously rumored.
Other specs on this sexy phablet include 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, NFC, IR Blaster, and all the bells and whistles found on the HTC One. The One Max also ships with a removable back piece. While the battery is embedded and non-removable, HTC has thrown in a microSD card slot to expand the already-generous 32GB of internal storage. Moreover, HTC and Google are offering up 50GB of cloud storage through Google Drive as well.
Possibly the most talked about feature that’s been rumored about the HTC One Max is the addition of a fingerprint scanner, and this rumor was right. The One Max allows you to assign three fingers to launch applications for quick access. The scanner is situated right below the Ultrapixel camera and is a pretty nifty feature to have.
Of course, what would a HTC Android handset be without Sense? The popular custom user interface has seen a handful of nice tweaks.
Here are a few highlights of Sense 5.5
- Blinkfeed can now be disabled completely
- Google+ integration now in Blinkfeed
- Do not disturb mode
- Custom Zoe Highlight Video soundtracks
The HTC One Max will land on Verizon andin the coming months, but specific pricing and availability has yet to be announced.
Stay tuned for our hands-on and official review of the HTC One Max!
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