HTC launches One Max smartphone


Larger version of One handset features a fingerprint scanner to lock or unlock the screen and to launch up to three favourite applications 

HTC has announced the One Max, a larger version of its current flagship smartphone, the One.

The One Max, which runs the manufacturer’s Sense 5.5 user interface, is powered by a quad-core 1.7GHz processor and has a 5.9-inch HD screen

It features an in-built fingerprint scanner, located on the back of the device, to enable users to lock or unlock the screen and launch up to three favourite applications by assigning a finger to each.

The smartphone features HTC’s UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera and dual capture to enable users to simultaneously shoot with both cameras.

The One Max records video in HD and includes ‘Video Highlights’, which combines photos and videos to create a small film with a soundtrack and visual theme.

Other features include 16GB or 32GB on in-built memory that can be expanded with a microSD card, with 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage available exclusively to One Max owners.

There is a 3,300mAh embedded battery with the optional HTC Power Flip Case available, which provides 1,150mAh battery expansion as well as protection for the smartphone.

The HTC One Max is available in silver and will be rolled out globally this month.

It is the latest addition to HTC’s smartphone portfolio, following the One in March and One Mini in August.

HTC CEO Peter Chou said: “The addition of the HTC One Max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One Max is certainly no exception.”