TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced the HTC One max, a super-sized smartphone that brings the award-winning design, functionality and performance of the HTC One to fans of larger handsets. A new Fingerprint Scan feature takes convenience to a new level, and acclaimed features including HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, combined with the new HTC Sense 5.5, are all enhanced to continue delivering the best overall smartphone experience, now on a larger screen.
"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 Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "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."
Big and powerful
The HTC One max's 5.9-inch full HD1080p display is perfect for enjoying photos, videos and movies on the go. Smooth and efficient performance comes courtesy of a quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 processor featuring a 1.7 GHz CPU that enables jaw-dropping performance, ultra-vivid videos and booming sound. Whether you're watching videos in HD, playing games or checking out what's hot online, the HTC One max sounds amazing, looks sharp and keeps working when you need it.
The 32GB onboard memory can be expanded, thanks to a microSD™ card slot with a massive 50GB of additional free Google Drive online storage being offered exclusively to HTC One max owners.
The large 3,300mAh embedded battery means this level of performance will last and last. Even the most intensive users will find the HTC One max is up to the challenge with the optional HTC Power Flip Case, a stylish 1,150mAh battery expansion for your HTC One max, which offers both protection and extra juice when you need it most.
Maximum convenience at your fingertips
The average person checks their phone multiple times a day, so the HTC One max's built-in Fingerprint Scan feature welcomes a new era of convenience and advanced functionality. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favorite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.
More content than ever before
The HTC One max's Sense 5.5 upgrade comes with a more social, personalized HTC BlinkFeed that you can further refine by customizable topic categories and new integration with premium content providers, including Instagram and Google+. Up to 120 articles can also be downloaded for offline viewing, making BlinkFeed even better for snacking on information wherever and whenever.
Featuring HTC's UltraPixel camera technology, HTC Zoe mode, that brings your photos to life, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, the HTC One max will capture stunning photos and full HD 1080p videos whether you're the photographer, the subject or both. Dual Capture means you can now snap memorable moments and your reactions to them in one extraordinary photo or video by simultaneously shooting with the front and rear cameras.
Improved imaging is also introduced through Video Highlights, which combines your photos and videos to create a mini movie complete with the soundtrack and visual theme of your choice. And with the HTC One max, your Video Highlights can now be any length you want.
Design at its Best
Available in Glacial Silver, the HTC One max shares the same premium design credentials as the rest of the HTC One family, providing an all-around exceptional experience.
The HTC One max will begin shipping across the globe as early as mid-October, and it will be available in the United States from Sprint and Verizon Wireless this holiday season.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corp. (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by the HTC Sense® user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
For more information on HTC BlinkFeed's content partners, visit the HTC Blog.
 Additional 50GB of online storage free for two years. Requires registration for a Google account. Additional terms and requirements may apply (including a subscription fee) after two-year trial expires. For details, refer to support.google.com.
 Do not reproduce, distribute or otherwise use copyrighted materials in connection with the Video Highlights feature unless you have secured the copyright owner's permission first.