HTC One Max phablet officially announced, 5.9-inch display but just Snapdragon 600 processor

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After months of leaks, rumours and rather vague ads, HTC have officially announced the HTC One Max phablet. Featuring the same unibody design as the HTC One the phablet adds another inch or so for a 5.9-inch screen with full HD 1080p resolution. While the smartphone is significantly larger than the HTC One, it maintains the overall aluminum metal chassis design as the original but uses a plastic band rather than the metal band in the middle of the original. Besides the screen, the most notable features of the HTC One Max include the rear fingerprint scanner (which is the swipe kind rather than just touch), expandable microSD support and a removable backplate. Other tech specs for the HTC One Max include:

  • 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB / 32GB storage + up to 64GB microSD
  • 5.9-inch Super LCD 3 display (1080 x 1920 pixel resolution)
  • 4MP UltraPixel rear camera (autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording, no OIS) + 2.1MP front camera
  • Supports LTE (Asia version) + 3G + BoomSound dual front stereo speakers
  • 164.5mm x 82.5mm x 10.3mm | 217g
  • 3300 mAh battery (Not removable)
  • Android 4.3 + Sense 5.5

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A look at the specs shows that apart from the larger screen (and resulting drop in pixel density) and battery, the HTC One Max has more or less the same tech features as the HTC One. So far, no official pricing or Malaysia release dates were available but any launch for the phablet in Malaysia should be from October 2013 and the HTC One Max has been spotted overseas for GBP600 (RM3052) but most Malaysian tech watchers are estimating the phablet to match prices with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the normal retail price of RM2399. In addition, HTC are also release related accessories such as the Power Flip Case which offers an extra built-in 1200 mAh battery, HTC Fetch for finding your phone and a BoomBass speaker.

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