On board is the same 1080p screen, though it’s now been injected with growth hormone bringing the size to 5.9-inches. Under the hood is the same Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM as found in its smaller brother (not younger). Battery wise you’re looking at a non-removable 3,300mAh. Though for those power users, they can pick up a 1,200mAh case directly from HTC for an extra $90.
New to the HTC One Max is a fingerprint scanner. Unlike the iPhone 5s, which embeds the scanner in its home button, the One Max’s can be found on the rear of the device. Engadget got a quick hands on, and while they said it works, it “isn’t as neat as the iPhone 5s’s.”
It would seem that the camera, complete with HTC’s megapixel setup, has remained the same as found in the HTC One. Removing the back cover gains access to the microSD card slot, allowing you to augment the on board storage by as much as 64GB.
And lastly, the HTC One Max will ship with a new version of HTC’s Sense 5.5 software on top of Android 4.3 that is said to provide a new level of customization to the company’s Blinkfeed.
No word yet from carriers, but HTC says the One Max will launch worldwide mid to late October. I’d expect pricing to start at $300.