How Much is the HTC One Max?

If you are excited about the newest device from the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer which is called HTC One Max, then most probably you are also waiting for its official suggested retail price here in the Philippines. The One Max will cost you around Php38,000 when it is released here starting November 15 of this year.  Read on for more details after the jump.

Actually my sources for the price of this bigger brother of HTC One and HTC One mini are saying two different SRPs but they are not very far away from each other. The first one is YugaTech which says it is going to be for Php37,790 which is according to them was confirmed by an HTC Philippines representative and will be released on the 15th of November. Another one is that says the Android smartphone will be for a "whopping Php37,990" but does not cite any sources. See, they are close to each other but still, we Filipinos love to round things off so let's prepare Php38,000 if we want to take the One Max home.

HTC One Max is the newest member of the company's HTC One smartphone line and like what I have mentioned above, this is the biggest version of  One Mini and One that have been released before. One of the things that makes it stand out from the other One handsets or probably from many of the smartphones of today its "Fingerprint Scanning" feature, just like what we have heard and seen on Apple's iPhone 5S  which also sports fingerprint scanner to unlock the device and make in-app purchases.

The HTC One Max will face you with its massive 5.9-inch Full HD Super LCD3 IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080 and pixel per inch or ppi of 373. Under its aluminum unibody design are the 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU paired with 2GB of RAM. The cameras will sport 4 megapixels using HTC's UltraPixel technology with LED flash, f2.0 aperture and 28mm lens and the front one will have 2MP. For internal storage options, the One Max will come in 16GB and 32GB selections which are expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

As we can see in the promotional video by HTC above, this HTC One Max sports fingerprint scanner which for some weird (to me) reason is located at the back panel right below the camera. So if you will choose this option to unlock your phone instead of the usual 4-digit code and since it is located on the back, it is your index finger will most likely be abused all the time. There was also an article that I read which I forgot where that unlike iPhone 5s Touch ID (the name for its fingerprint scanner feature) which works to unlock phone even if the device on sleep mode, the one on this One Max needs to awake the screen first before unlocking the phone via its scanner.

Two more things, HTC One Max runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 and a 3,300mAh battery. TechPinas says official price is Php37,790. Availability starts on November 15, 2013.

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