Finally it is official. HTC just announced the 5.9" version of HTC One with the same design but with bigger screen size and some new features. After all the praises for the 4.7" HTC One design and functionality, HTC decided to create a One family by announcing the little and big brother with 4.3" and 5.9" screen size respectively. Who knows, maybe a 7" HTC One tablet completes the family.
Before getting to any details, let's take a look at HTC One Max General Specifications:
- 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.3mm & 217 grams
- 5.9 inches Super LCD 3, 1080x1920 pixels, 373ppi
- Android Jelly Bean 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5
- 2GB of RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory, expandable with microSD memory card
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Infrared, microUSB v2.0
- 4 MP rear camera (UltraPixel camera), 2.1MP front, [email protected], [email protected], HDR
- Snapdragon 600, Quad-Core 1.7 GHz, Adreno 320
- Stereo FM Radio
- Li-Po 3300 mAh battery (Non-removable)
- Fingerprint sensor, BoomSound
The whole design is based on the first device of One series (HTC One) and the aluminum body has made this device with big screen, very beautiful and some how heavy to carry (it is 49grams heavier than Galaxy Note 3 and 5grams heavier than Xperia Z Ultra). At the moment the only available color is Glacial Silver. Unlike HTC One, the back panel is removable to insert SIM card and microSD memory card, but there is still no way to replace the battery.
We are used to see Snapdragon on the recent devices, but HTC One Max is powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset and we shou ld wait a while to see the performance. For now we can just say the hardware specs are lower than the competitors. The most significant HTC One Max hardware feature is for sure the Fingerprint Sensor which is located beneath the camera lens and other than unlocking the phone by swiping finger, you can open different applications (Up to 3 applications for now) by swiping assigned fingers.
The same UltraPixel camera, as in the HTC One, has been used here and you can also take 1080P videos at 30fps or 720P videos at 60 frame per seconds.
If you are curious about the sound, we should say there is no Beats Audio support, and HTC used BoomSound™ speakers to provide some powerful stereo sounds.
All we know is that HTC One Max is coming with Jelly Bean 4.3 and HTC Sense 5.5. There have been some enhancements over BlinkFeed focusing on more social integration including Instagram and Google+. It is also possible to download up to 120 articles for viewing later in offline mode. There have also been some improvments to HTC Zoe for a better photo experiences via the UltraPixel camera.
Price and Availability
First of all, there is no confirmed price for this super-sized device, but the shipment to European and Asian markets start by the end of the week, while end of the year is specified as the time for Americans to enjoy working the HTC One big brother. Verizon (LTE) and Sprint are the first carrier the offer the device.
So, what do you think about HTC One Max? What do you feel, if you know, this is the last device produced by HTC?