By Alexandra Burlacu | Oct 14, 2013 09:43 AM EDT
The much-rumored HTC One Max Android phablet is finally official and it seems that previous leaks were right on the money.
The massive smartphone sports a huge 5.9-inch display, as well as the rumored fingerprint sensor placed on the rear of the device, allowing users to unlock the handset or access certain apps.
The company unveiled its new HTC One Max on Monday, Oct. 14, but has yet to provide full details for the new super-sized smartphone.
"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," said HTC CEO Peter Chou in the press release, as published by Engadget.
"The upgrade to HTC Sense 5.5 will provide our most amazing mobile experience yet, with the HTC One max delivering the size and power required to do everything you want, and more, without compromise."
As expected, the new HTC One Max retains the design of the HTC One family, sporting the same aluminum chassis as the original flagship and the mini model. This time, however, the phablet comes with a removable rear cover, allowing users to insert a microSD card for additional memory.
The large 5.9-inch 1080p screen comes with a pixel density of 349 pixels per inch (ppi), which should deliver sharp and crisp visuals. The HTC One Max also packs the company's UltraPixel camera technology, as well as a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
The much-rumored fingerprint scanner is confirmed as well, and is placed on the rear of the device. Users will be able to unlock their phablet, or customize the scanner to launch certain apps. The sensor can store the fingerprint of three separate fingers, which can be used for launching three different apps.
The HTC One Max also introduces the new Sense 5.5 interface and finally allows users to turn off HTC's Blinkfeed app. The super-sized smartphone is expected to make its debut in Europe and Asia this month, with a U.S. launch to follow shortly after that, most likely in early November.
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