HTC One Max goes official with a 5.9 inch display, fingerprint scanner

HTC One Max Press

After months of waiting and speculations, the HTC One Max phablet has gone official earlier today. Although the details aren’t completely out yet, it’s being said that the UK and Asia will get it first this week followed by other European regions over the next couple of weeks. The U.S. will reportedly get the smartphone later this year through Sprint and Verizon. The Verizon HTC One Max was spotted last week in a series of pictures, thus revealing its existence. There’s no info yet on the smartphone’s availability through other carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. Sadly, there’s no info on the pricing either.

The smartphone features most of the same hardware from the HTC One which launched back in February with the only difference being the side mounted power button and the fingerprint scanner on the back, which is supposed to be the “something unique” on the smartphone. The camera on the One Max sadly misses out on the Optical Image Stabilization feature from the One, although it retains the same 4MP Ultrapixel sensor. Also on board is a 5.9 inch 1080p Super LCD 3 panel as rumored and a quad core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 chip along with a 3,300 mAh battery inside the aluminum unibody casing and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with the latest Sense 5.5 skin on top. We’re yet to know what the fingerprint scanner on the back is capable of doing, but we can expect to know more as a launch event has been scheduled for tomorrow, so we might have info on the pricing as well.

Via: The Verge