Official: HTC One Max grabs 5.9-inch display and a fingerprint scanner [Video]

No one would be surprised at seeing the HTC One Max finally going official, for a bountiful amount of leaks had already spoiled its grand arrival. Everything from its huge 5.9-inch display to its iPhone 5S-like fingerprint scanner were all revealed prior to its launch by leaks. And now, HTC has decided to go official with the device by unveiling it in its entirety. Running the Android 4.3 OS, this handset showcases a new and evolved version of the Sense UI as well.

The HTC One Max exhibits a virtually similar appearance to that of the HTC One, with the only noticeable differences being the fingerprint scanner which rests beneath its rear camera lens and a removable back cover. Sized at 164.5mm x 82.5mm x 10.29mm and weighing in at 217 grams, this device is quite a hefty deal. Its 5.9-inch screen is of course a full HD one, while familiar technologies like HTC BoomSound, HTC BlinkFeed and more can also be spotted on it.

HTC One Max

The HTC One Max will be made available in 16GB and 32GB options, and both models will also bear microSD card slots supporting additional storage of up to 64GB. The UltraPixel camera on this handset guarantees superb low-light image capturing, and all its accompaniments which we’ve seen on the HTC One and the One mini have been pushed into this phone as well. A 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB worth of RAM find their way into the HTC One Max.

This big handset comes equipped with a 3300mAh battery, and it will be sold alongside an additional flip cover which will have a 1150mAh power source of its own. The HTC One Max is still to be priced by its maker, but it has been revealed to be gearing up for a mid to end-October release.