We’d been hearing reports that Sprint would look to launch the HTC One Max this Friday, November 15th, and now the carrier has made the news official. You’ll be able to get the big phablet for $249.99 with a new two-year contract, or $25 per month for 24 months without any down payment through the Sprint One Up program.
The 5.9-inch HTC One Max is an interesting phone. It is literally an HTC One with a bigger screen and a fingerprint scanner. The internals and specs remain largely the same. Here’s the list in case you’ve forgotten:
- 5.9-inch 1080p HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB-32GB of internal storage (ability to expand up to 64GB with microSD)
- HTC UltraPixel camera
- 2.1 megapixel front camera with 1080p HD video recording
- Front-facing BoomSound speakers
- Fingerprint scanner
- WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, NFC and MHL
- 4G LTE
- Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5
- 3,300 mAh battery
That fingerprint scanner will bring some unique functionality, including the ability to have the phone launch different apps for different fingers. It’s pretty neat stuff and adds more to the experience than just a simple unlocking mechanism. Critics haven’t been nice to the HTC One Max, but if you need a big phone and aren’t a big fan of Samsung’s, this is what you have to work with.
Psst: one more thing — you’ll want to prepare for a day-one OTA update once you get your phone. Sprint has already posted the details right here. It won’t change much, but it’s good to know anyway..