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HTC One Max with Fingerprint Scanner is Finally Official

We've been talking about the HTC One Max for so long, you'd be forgiven for thinking the device was already announced. However, until today, HTC had yet to make anything official.
  

Today, the company finally unveiled the HTC One Max for real. The device packs a huge 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080 super LCD 3 display, making it more of a phablet than a phone, and the same aluminum chassis that we've seen in HTC's other 'One' handsets.

Under the hood, you're looking at the same Snapdragon 600 CPU we saw in the HTC One, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a large 3,300 mAh battery, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera (same as the HTC One), Android 4.3, and HTC's own Sense 5.5. It should be noted that while the back cover is removable (to allow for storage expansion), the battery itself doesn't come out so that 3,300 mAh battery is not designed to be user replaceable. Most importantly, HTC is following in Apple's footsteps with the addition of a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device to your favorite application.

The phone is set for availability 'this holiday season' from Verizon and Sprint but HTC wasn't any more specific than that when it came to a release date nor did the company provide any indication as to pricing for the One Max, so we'll have to wait for information from the carriers. Our friends at LAPTOP have already gone hands on with the HTC One Max. Check out the video below and be sure to click through for first impressions.

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  • craciunator
    I still dont understand why anyone would buy a phone with a fingerprint scanner, given all the privacy issues of today. Obviously its cool, and more secure in a way, but it creates a bigger problem than it solves.
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  • Grandmastersexsay
    HTC must be getting some really good tax incentives for helping the NSA out so much.

    BTW, the specs on this phone read like something from 2012.
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  • spacev
    My 2011 Dual Core Android Moto Atrix had a finger print sensor and it was awesome! Why does everyone write that people are following Apple? The Moto Atrix probably wasnt the first phone with one either! Why would it be creating a bugger privacy issue? It probably creates a one way hash of your fingerprint that does not give any clue about its properties.
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  • NightLight
    "My 2011 Dual Core Android Moto Atrix had a finger print sensor and it was awesome! Why does everyone write that people are following Apple? The Moto Atrix probably wasnt the first phone with one either! Why would it be creating a bugger privacy issue? It probably creates a one way hash of your fingerprint that does not give any clue about its properties." Only apple people are writing this.
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  • house70
    " Most importantly, HTC is following in Apple's footsteps with the addition of a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device to your favorite application."

    Because everyone knows that Apple invented that. Motorola Atrix never existed.

    /s
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  • jurassic512
    This phone is sick, but a bit too big, and the non replaceable battery are deal breakers for me. If I were still shopping for a phone and I had the money, I'd pass on this. Although 6" of that LCD 3 display would be HEAVEN, the deal breakers above make me pass on this. The One has the best display out right now IMO. I don't even think the 5S can touch it. Saying that, I'm still happy I got a used Note II for $375cdn.
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  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    I like bigger phones, I'm thinking of jumping the apple ship and going android. Nexus 5 like great for the price
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  • noob2222
    didn't apple patent the fingerprint scanner? they have a patent on everything else they stole.

    HTC to be sued soon.
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  • echozero
    Phone with finger print scanner is kind pointless consider your finger prints are all over the body. Well.. I suppose it prevent normal cell phone thief.
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  • lamorpa
    The Apple iPhone 5S is the very first phone to have a fingerprint scanner made by Apple. Apple makes the very best iPhones in the world of any iPhone manufacturer.
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