HTC One Max has October 17th release date?
The HTC One Max will feature a 5.9 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution. Unlike the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, which powers the normal sized HTC One, the phablet brings little more ooomph with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 powering the phablet. Or is it a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM that will be on board? Either way, you can expect the HTC One Max not to have any trouble getting up in the morning.
One person who tested the phone found a new UI for the camera and also reported that the fingerprint scanner was flawless. The "recognition rate is very high, there was no awkward situation [with using it]," said the tester. We expect the camera to offer HDR video recording, three levels of blemish correction and a beauty mode. The phone should be priced at $23,900 NTD which is only $810 USD.
source: ePrice (translated) via SlashGear
1. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
I wonder if they'll do it like Apple did, preventing the fingerprints from being accessed.
2. hmd74 (Posts: 475; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
Are u sure apple prevented them from being accessed?! i don't think so...
this will be more secure than iphone 5S. because android is open source and custom rom makers (CM) make it secure...
9. papss (unregistered)
They (apple) did restrict 3p from using the finger scanner
22. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Yes i'm sure. Custom rom makers make it secure?? WHATTT?
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"...Apple did, preventing the fingerprints from being accessed."
I'm sure that there is ways how to intercept fingerprint data before data is stored or while stored fingerprint data is compared to incoming fingerprint data.
17. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Not sure if that's even possible because there is so much you can do with a rooted/bootloader unlocked phone. Do people really want a locked down HTC device if your into custom roms? I don't see people being too thrilled with HTC not allowing rooting or unlocked bootloaders.
32. Muayyad (Posts: 223; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
If it is stored then it can be accessed, simple logic that brainwashed people can't understand.
3. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
If its not s800 than it'll be disappointing!
19. akki20892 (Posts: 3846; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Dude still s600 is good processor. My HTC one run on s600 really smooth and fast.
6. jamesish (Posts: 13; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)
I'm sorry but you're not very bright if you buy this. HTC is going down in an earlier round and swinging like a defenseless toddler. Look at the news. Beats Audio is leaving because they caught on. Think about this: do you want a phone that will keep getting os updates? HTC is one of the worse companies that pushes updates. Also why wouldn't you buy a BlackBerry.? You wouldn't because it is dead. well the same thing applies the HTC they are dead Too. Choose wisely.
21. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
Its gonna be an amazing device from a super amazing company that makes premium quality products. I dunno from where you're getting that its dead or maybe ur just trolling, but its far from dead. Apple, Nokia, Sony and HTC are the only companies that still believe in quality and i believe in them.
26. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1298; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
You must have been dreaming otherwise you would have heard of that HTC is dying,
I can keep posting many other articles if you like to wake up.
36. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)
FAIL. Ups and downs are part of every business. If only companies died like that. Maybe in your dream world they do.
7. taikucing (unregistered)
TAKE. MY. MONEY.
11. papss (unregistered)
I think the price is a bit too high. I'm no SS guy but you can get a note 3 cheaper.
12. Topcat488 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
As much as i'm pi$$ed at Samsung for putting region sim locks on their phone...
I'll still have to pick up a Note 3 over this... S-Pen features outweigh them "Beautiful front Speakers". And Samsung updates outweigh HTC's updates.
14. Immolate (Posts: 309; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
S800 or not means contender or not. If this comes in with an S600 it will fail.
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
For geeks it may fail while for amateur users it may not fail. :)
16. newbey123 (Posts: 519; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Hope is releases very soon, being waiting for a good phablet to come out. This is going to be an amazing phablet with awesome specs and best build quality and design.
18. orielwindow (Posts: 105; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
I'm super interested in the front speakers but refuse to go lower than the current screen size of my Note 2 so this phone certainly has my interest....now if only it'll come to Verizon!
23. Commentator (Posts: 3369; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
If it does come to Verizon it'll probably come drastically altered under the name "DROID Super Mega Ultra" with a plastic build and big "Verizon" logos etched into the display, the volume keys, the power button, the camera-lens, and the fingerprint scanner.
Either that, or you'll have to wait 6 months for Verizon to pick up the original.
27. gatordotcom (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)
The beats logo is on the back... Just on the bottom and the print is gray. A little hard to see but it is there and has been in all of the pics of the amazing phone
25. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
So im just wondering if the note 3 will be a lot faster with the 3g ram or, will you not be able to tell the difference really? And what about being able to extend your storage with the max? They haven't mentioned that at all. Thanks
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4237; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You probably won't be able to tell the difference. The Note 3 needs that extra GB of RAM because Samsung loads so much crap onto the Note 3 that it takes it all up; HTC's UI is much more clean and doesn't take up as much resources.
Also, it probably won't support expandable storage. As far as I know, the only HTC flagships that have supported MicroSD expansion in the last 2 years are from the Butterfly series.
34. wrm2013 (Posts: 196; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
True. Samsung's touchwiz eats memory which results in the lag their devices have.
28. Fuego84 (Posts: 336; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Released on October 17 without an unveiling or announcement, I'm starting to think this isn't even a big deal for HTC maybe they're ashamed that this will just be a larger version of the HTC One without much new changes or additions part from the fingerprint scanner. I currently own the One but I'll be upgrading to the nexus 5.
30. KParks23 (Posts: 534; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Why upgrade to a nexus 5? The lg g2 is already out the nexus 5 is pretty much gonna be a cheeper smaller version of the g2 with a smaller battery!
31. Fuego84 (Posts: 336; Member since: 13 May 2012)
I would get the lg g2 but I don't want to be behind on Android versions anymore. And yes I know I can unlock and root and install roms but I've never tried and it seems difficult. One day I'll give unlocking and rooting a try though. Right now I'm not sure if I want to unlock and root my HTC One or let it be.
35. wrm2013 (Posts: 196; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Why are people so concerned with getting updates. On every phone I have ever updated, my ram gets smaller resulting in lag. The updates to my knowledge have never been so great it beats having a laggy phone.
37. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4237; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well considering the update to 4.4 KitKat is supposed to be much more memory efficient and is built to run smoothly on devices with 512 MB of RAM, I'm sure you won't have any trouble with updates anymore.
38. LG_is_the_best (unregistered)
6 inch display + HTC's bezels = that phone will probably be unbearable