Monday, October 14, 2013

Meet the HTC One Max, a Supersized HTC One



That big, bold beauty pictured above is the HTC One Max. There have been more than a few leaks about this product. Why? There's a lot to love - literally and figuratively. Let's start with a quick video introducing the product:



The HTC One Max is everything you love about the HTC One, supersized! Here's the list of the most important device features:
  • A massive 5.9 inch, 1080p display (Super LCD3)
  • A gigantic 3300 mAH internal, non-removable Lithium Polymer battery
  • A convenient rear fingerprint scanner for fast locking and launching of apps
  • A side-mounted power button for fast and easy access
  • 32 GB or 16 GB (varies by region) of internal storage, 2 GB of RAM
  • microSD card support, up to 64 GB in size
  • Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor at 1.7 Ghz
  • The same UltraPixel camera from the HTC One (4 MP, f/2.0, 28mm lens)
  • 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm in size, 217 grams in weight
  • Supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 1.0, with an included 1.5A charger in the box

Battery life is the #1 thing consumers want to see improved, so if you're all about the long-lasting battery life, the HTC One Max is absolutely amazing. How amazing? Almost 55 hours of usage between charges. And this isn't putting it in power saving mode, turning things off constantly, etc. This is WiFi on, Bluetooth on, and GPS on during the daylight hours.


Part of what makes the battery life great is us using the Snapdragon 600 processor. The HTC One Max has the same screen resolution as the HTC One, which is a top performer, so the experience is the same on both devices, so while other devices in this category are shipping with the Snapdragon 800, it's the day to day experience of using the device that matters more than the specs.
How does it compare, size-wise, to the HTC One and HTC One mini? A picture says it all:


Make no mistake, this is a big phone, but it's amazing how quickly you can adapt to the larger size.
It's worth pointing out how great gaming is on a 5.9 inch screen. BoomSound is incredible - the speaker chambers are larger, so it's even louder than the HTC One - and the camera experience is amazing with such a large screen. Sharing photos and videos with others on a 5.9 inch screen is a great experience!
Availability on specific carriers, and pricing, will be announced in the coming days/weeks. The best thing you can do is contact your wireless carrier via Twitter and ask them when the HTC One Max is coming - they need to see the enthusiasm consumers have for our phones. Remember the carrier decides whether or not to carry our phones and sell them to you.


Full specification:

SIZE: 164.5 x 82.5 x 10.29mm 
WEIGHT: 217g
DISPLAY: 5.9” Full HD 1080p
CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs
PLATFORM: Android™ 4.3 with HTC Sense™ 5.5
MEMORY: Total storage:  16GB/32GB | RAM: 2GB | Expansion card slot: Supports microSD™ 
SIM: micro SIM
SENSORS: Gyro sensor | Accelerometer | Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Fingerprint scanner
CONNECTIVITY
  3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  NFC
  Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptX™ enabled 
  Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
  HTC Connect™ 
  Support consumer infrared remote control
  micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection
SOUND: HTC BoomSound™ | Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers | Sense Voice
CAMERA:
  HTC UltraPixel Camera
  BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 ┬Ám, Sensor size 1/3'
  Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
  f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  1080p Full HD video recording with HDR video
  Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 88° wide angle lens with HDR capability
  Front Camera: 1080p Full HD video recording.  
  HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
  Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
  Continuous shooting and VideoPic
BATTERY: Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery | Capacity: 3300 mAh
GPSGPS/AGPS | Digital Compass
AC ADAPTER: Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz | DC output: 5 V and 1.5 A


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