The oft rumoured HTC One Max is finally official and looks to put Apple’s nose out of joint with it’s own fingerprint scanner. The phone itself hasn’t changed too much from the smaller HTC One but for those wanting a larger screen, I’m sure it’s perfect.

The HTC One Max is a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p copy of the HTC One, it includes the same Snapdragon 600 processor and the same 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera, it’s also a spit of the HTC One from a distance. The only real changes to the device is that the power button has moved from the top of the device to the side – a first for HTC – but still retains the Infra Red capabilities, the only thing the Max really seems to lack is the optical image stabilization in the camera, and Beats Audio.

The HTC One Max runs HTC’s light Android skin, Sense 5.5 atop Android 4.3 out of the box. It’ll also come in either 16GB or 32GB models with SD card support. HTC is also offering up 50GB of additional Google Drive storage to all HTC One Max users.

Now, HTC haven’t really made too much of  song and dance about their fingerprint scanner, but it’s there and functions much the same as the scanner on the iPhone 5S. Located on the back of the device, the fingerprint scanner can be programmed with up to three fingers and can be used to unlock the phone and launch apps directly.

HTC Plan on releasing the HTC One Max world wide in the next few weeks.

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