HTC unveils One Max, packs 5.9" display and fingerprint scanner

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The device has seen a fair share of leaks over the past few months, and now it's official: HTC has unveiled the One Max. Straddling the line between phone and tablet, the Max features a 5.9-inch 1080p LCD display and a plastic-aluminium design similar to the HTC One mini, albeit with a removable back cover.

Internally the specifications of the One Max are identical to the One: the handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, with a 1.7 GHz quad-core Krait 300 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Blutetooth 4.0, and GNSS on-board. There's also 2 GB of RAM, and LTE modem, 16/32 GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, and a 12.5 Wh (3,300 mAh) battery.

Interestingly, the One Max includes the same 'Ultrapixel' camera as the One, with a 4-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 lens, although optical image stabilization is missing. There's also BoomSound, like previous HTC devices, but without Beats Audio due to the companies parting ways, and overall the device weighs 217 grams and comes in at 10.3mm thick.

One of the key aspects of the One Max is the rear fingerprint scanner, as well as a revised Sense 5.5 skin atop Android 4.3. For the first time you'll be able to disable BlinkFeed from your homescreens, although the news aggregation service has received considerable enhancements that may warrant keeping it on your handset.

The One Max is set to be available after tomorrow's launch event in Europe and Asia, with United States customers likely having to wait until November to get their hands on HTC's latest large-screened handset.

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