Sprint’s HTC One Max is already available, but Verizon customers were wondering when they’d be able to get their own oversized version of the HTC One (with an added fingerprint scanner and microSD card slot). This 5.9-inch beast is now available on Big Red’s nationwide LTE network for $299.99 following a new two-year contract. You can also get it through Verizon Edge for $25.22 per month, or outright for $599.99.
The HTC One Max’s 5.9-inch display is outfitted with 1080p resolution. Much of the other internals remain the same with its 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3,300 mAh battery, Android 4.3 (with HTC Sense 5.5) and more. The aforementioned fingerprint scanner will allow you to unlock your phone using a quick swipe of your finger, and will also allow you to launch up to three different apps based on which finger you use.
The HTC One Max launched to little fanfare due to the Note 3′s beefier internals, with many folks believing HTC should have taken this opportunity to pull out all the stops. Is the One Max still a decent buy despite being a notch below the Note 3 in the tale of the tape? That remains to be seen, but you can expect our forthcoming review to address that very question. If you’re already decided, you can go ahead and purchase one from Verizon right now.