HTC One Max launched with Android 4.3 and a fingerprint scanner.

HTC One Max SilverThe HTC One has already been joined by a smaller version of itself in the HTC One Mini, so it makes perfect sense for HTC to follow it up with a third model, this time with a larger screen. That phone is the HTC One Max, and it’s considerably larger than both of its sister devices.

It’s equipped with a monster 5.9-inch display, which also boasts a 1080p resolution. That’s bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the LG Optimus G Pro. It still can’t beat the Sony Xperia Z1 Ultra for sheer, ridiculous size though. The screen is fitted to a body which shares the same look as the other two phones, and on the front panel you’ll also find HTC’s BoomSound stereo speakers.

Flip the phone over and you’ll see a fingerprint scanner below the lens for the UltraPixel camera. The scanner, just like the one found on the Apple iPhone 5S, can be used to unlock the phone, or by assigning another finger, open up various apps too.

The HTC One Max has a quad-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM, plus there’s the option of either 16GB or 32GB of storage space, and there is a microSD card slot too. Android 4.3 is the operating system, complete with Sense 5.5 over the top. The phone also has NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, and a 2.1-megapixel video call camera.

It’s out at the end of October, and Clove Technology already has the 32GB version up for pre-order, although at £590, it’s not a cheap phone.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars