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While a vocal minority cry out for an even larger iPhone, those making Android handsets keep delivering the goods. Troubled smartphone maker HTC is the latest, hoping to topple Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 with the One Max.
Engadget reported Monday that HTC finally confirmed the existence of the One Max, a super-sized version of the company's popular HTC One, featuring an even larger display and at least one "me too" feature familiar to iPhone 5s owners.
Featuring a mammoth 5.9-inch display with full 1080p HD, the HTC One Max otherwise looks and feels a lot like its smaller aluminum-encased sibling. Such a phablet has been rumored in recent months, so its arrival doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Also not much of a surprise is the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner, which is on the back of the device instead of the home button like the iPhone 5s. Engadget describes the feature as not as "neat" as Apple's implementation, but "it does the basic job of letting you log in with a swipe of your fingertip."
"The addition of the HTC One max means that we now have an HTC One phone for everyone," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation in a press release. "The family has been built on quality and game-changing innovations and the HTC One max is certainly no exception."
There's no word on exactly when the HTC One Max will land on American shores, but the company plans to "begin rolling out across the globe" over the next two weeks. Go, go, Godzilla?
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(Image courtesy of Engadget)