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Rumors confirmed with the official announcement

HTC has officially launched its latest smartphone called the HTC One Max. The Android-powered smartphone has a 5.9-inch display supporting full HD resolution. After a number of leaks surfaced this summer, the official announcement from HTC confirms many of those leaked specifications.

The smartphone's internal battery is not removable and has 3300 mAh of power. The large internal battery promises up to 25 hours of talk time on WCDMA networks and up to 20 hours on CDMA networks.
 
One of the biggest features of the One Max is the rear fingerprint scanner allowing you to swipe in and out of the lock screen without entering a password. HTC also integrates a feature that allows users to launch up to three apps by assigning different fingers to each app.

 
The smartphone is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of integrated storage with expansion via memory cards. The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor (2GB of RAM) which operates at 1.7 GHz. Rounding out the hardware features is integrated NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, DLNA capability, and a USB 2.0 port supporting MHL.

HTC also equips the One Max with the latest version of its user interface called Sense 5.5, which runs on top of Android 4.3.

The smartphone has a 2.1-megapixel front camera supporting full HD resolution video recording. The rear camera is and HTC UltraPixel with automatic flash, full HD video recording, and support for HDR video.
 
The smartphone has HTC BoomSound technology and HTC is offering a $90 accessory case that adds an additional 1200 mAh battery.
 
The formal rollout across the globe starts this month; pricing will be revealed within the coming weeks.

Source: HTC



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Nice...
By retrospooty on 10/14/2013 10:35:06 AM , Rating: 2
I am a bit surprised at a few specs though. Still Snap600 + 16mb ram at the low end? I guess thats OK as long as its not $299 on contract like the Note3.




RE: Nice...
By piroroadkill on 10/14/2013 10:57:51 AM , Rating: 2
16mb? millibits?

0.000125 bytes?

I'm not sure it's possible to do anything with that.


RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 10/14/2013 11:02:27 AM , Rating: 1
Damn morning brain not good work. 16GB


RE: Nice...
By inighthawki on 10/14/2013 11:06:03 AM , Rating: 2
It's also 16GB of storage, not ram :)


RE: Nice...
By GulWestfale on 10/14/13, Rating: 0
RE: Nice...
RE: Nice...
By superstition on 10/14/13, Rating: 0
Expansion?
By bigboxes on 10/14/2013 3:36:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The smartphone is available with either 16 GB or 32 GB of integrated storage with expansion via memory cards .


Is that an SD card? I'd like more details. 16GB of storage with an expansion card is definitely doable.




RE: Expansion?
By Solandri on 10/14/2013 5:34:22 PM , Rating: 3
While the phone is big enough they probably could've put a SD card slot in there, it's a microSD card slot. No big surprise really. The Chinese version of the regular HTC One has a removable back cover with microSD slot and removable battery. They claim they couldn't put those in the international version because of lack of space due to extra radios. But I think they've learned their lesson and won't be leaving out features that automatically eliminate their phones from some people's shopping list.

Similar thing with LG. The Korean version of the G2 has a microSD slot, the international versions do not.


Confusing Camera specs
By mavricxx on 10/15/2013 1:48:33 AM , Rating: 3
I don't get this HTC UltraPixel camera, what the heck does that mean?




sense - no thanks
By Bubbacub on 10/14/2013 11:39:02 AM , Rating: 2
i'm on the lookout for a pure AOSP 5.5 to 6.0 inch phone

wish they would make a nexus 6 (not the homicidal Scandinavian android type though)




Unibody
By EnzoFX on 10/14/2013 2:59:41 PM , Rating: 2
Is it still the same one solid piece design? I don't think it looks like it.




Surprising specs
By mavricxx on 10/15/2013 1:46:28 AM , Rating: 2
I'm surprised by these specs. First off USB 2.0? Why not go 3.0? Then ONLY 2gb of RAM? Also, why not do away with 16gb and leave that for entry levels because nowadays you pretty much need about 32gb. I'd personally like to see it go to 3gb RAM, Snapdragon 800, 32gb memory, dedicated camera shutter button, and better front facing cam like a 5mp HD shooter. As more and more people are taking more self portraits I'm surprised they only focus on the rear cam.




5.9"
By Captain Awesome on 10/15/2013 10:10:54 AM , Rating: 2
Ya it's 5.9", do you want to touch it? Come one just touch it...




Again no battery swap
By vision33r on 10/14/13, Rating: -1
RE: Again no battery swap
By hughlle on 10/14/2013 12:41:03 PM , Rating: 5
Yet most people with an HTC one don't really care about those things. They are way overhyed in terms of demand. People on forums and sites like this sure want them, although i myself am perfectly happy without, but the reality is that average joe doesn't carry around 60gb of music on their phone, or carry around extra batteries (i myself use external batteries, meaning while not using my phone, i can just re-charge it, and any other device that i might want to charge up a bit, instead of the battery being for nothing but the individual item).

Most common folk want to install a couple of games, have a few gb of music, some videos, some photo's. They are not fussed about the notion of pulling the phone apart, swapping out micro sd cards etc, they just want to pick it up and go.

sd cards are useful, but not what is ultimately needed in the phone market. What is needed is for one big company to say sod it, and make their base model 64gb etc. the bottom of the range phone should be suitable, not limited (nexus 4) and if people really need say 128gb on their phone, then they can pay the premium.


RE: Again no battery swap
By ReloadAO on 10/14/2013 12:52:30 PM , Rating: 2
What people?


RE: Again no battery swap
By superflex on 10/14/2013 2:17:50 PM , Rating: 1
Uh, the people who have a HTC One with a minimum of 32 GB of storage. You know, the phone that sells for the same price as the SGS4, but comes with 16 GB of additional storage.
Those people, Sammy troll.


RE: Again no battery swap
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/14/2013 4:33:54 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
troll.
Irony, it's a bitch...


RE: Again no battery swap
By Reclaimer77 on 10/15/2013 1:33:52 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
What people?


Exactly.

This is vastly becoming my new pet peeve here. People erecting this mythical "average Joe" Red Herring to prop up their arguments. Even if the arguments are horrible, when someone adds the "most people" misnomer, a lot of people go with it. It plays on the basic human desire to be part of the crowd, to be accepted.

He said the "average" person doesn't care about removable storage or batteries. I say that's bullsh&t. Who's the single largest Android vendor by far? Samsung. Who's the most profitable Android vendor? Samsung. What are "average" people buying when they go with Android? Samsung phones with expandable storage and user replaceable batteries!


RE: Again no battery swap
By Tony Swash on 10/14/2013 6:42:40 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Again no battery swap, removable back door for SD card.


Look on the bright side. You do get a crappy fingerprint recognition system that doesn't work properly and is more trouble than it's worth.


RE: Again no battery swap
By momorere on 10/15/2013 2:14:19 PM , Rating: 2
You mean like the tech-defying, groundbreaking, most secure fingerprint sensor ever as found in the 5s ? Oh wait, that lasted a whole 48 hours before being torn to shreds. Yeah it is a shame that others can't experience such a failure


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