HTC Malaysia launches One Max smartphone, retails at RM 2,499

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HTC Malaysia has launched the HTC One Max smartphone in a media event at Elegantology @ Publika earlier today. The enlarged version of the flagship HTC One smartphone with a huge 5.9-inch screen display and fingerprint scanner, is selling at a suggested retail price of RM 2,499 for 32GB model in all HTC retail outlets. The other two devices in the One series – HTC One and HTC One mini are selling at RM 2,199 and RM 1,699 respectively.

(L2R) Shane Chiang, Wayne Tang, Sirpa Ikola, SK Wong

(L2R) Shane Chiang, Head of Corporate and Consumer PR of HTC South Asia, Wayne Tang, Product Marketing Manager of HTC South Asia, Sirpa Ikola, Senior Marketing Director of HTC South Asia, and SK Wong, Country Manager of HTC Malaysia.

To recap on the specs, HTC One Max sports a 5.9-inch full HD 1080p screen display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 Ghz. The phablet has 2GB of RAM and onboard storage sizes of 16GB or 32GB. There is microSD card slot for storage expansion for up to 64GB, plus HTC is giving an additional 50GB worth of Google Drive cloud storage for free.

HTC One Max Silver

There is a fingerprint scanner, located on the back of the phablet, well under the camera lens. The fingerprint scanner allows users to lock or unlock the screen and quickly launch up to three favourite applications by assigning an individual finger to each.

As for the cameras, there is a 4MP Ultrapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens on the rear and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. Both cameras have 1080p full HD video recording capability. Battery capacity stands at 3,300mAh. The phablet weighs 217 grams and has thickness of 10.29 mm. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5 overlay and features BoomSound dual frontal stereo speakers.

HTC One Max is currently available in Glacial Silver flavor. Stealth Black flavor will be available sometime in late December.

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com or just MTQ.