The HTC One Max phablet finally arrives in Australia as a Telstra exclusive! HTC Australia made the announcement on the device's availability Down Under through the social networking site Twitter on Tuesday, November 19.

The Twitter post from @HTC_Australia reads: "#HTCOnemax is here, exclusively through @Telstra_news! Learn more about the HTC One Max here:" The Tech Geek reports that Telstra customers can get their hands on the HTC One Max on Tuesday, November 26, with the $80 Everyday Connect Plan.

However, it will have an additional cost of $4 monthly for the handset repayment fee. The Telstra plan for the HTC One Max includes $800 worth of phone calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data on a two-year contract.

Moreover, Telstra will be giving a special offer for the customers who place pre-orders online until November 26 where they can receive a free Beats Pill portable speaker. As for the outright price on the device, Telstra will offer the HTC One Max for $816.

Have a look at the HTC One Max phablet in the shared YouTube video below.


The HTC One Max phablet features and specs include the 5.9-inch screen display with a body design similar to the HTC One smartphone, 1080p resolution 2GB of RAM, NFC, support for the 4G speeds on the 1800MHz networks that Telstra, Optus and Vodafone use as well as the HTC's UltraPixel cameras. The device runs on Android 4.3 with the incorporation of the HTC Sense 5.5 re-skin over the top.

Other features and specs found on the Taiwanese smartphone-tablet hybrid are the power of a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 3300mAh battery, 16GB internal storage capacity that can be expanded through the available microSD card slot and the fingerprint scanner located at the rear side.

The fingerprint scanning feature on the HTC phablet is comparable to the rival device Apple iPhone 5S where users are allowed to unlock the home screen and open up to three apps after assigning them to an individual finger. Also included in the HTC One Max is the extra storage capacity of 65GB with Google Drive for two years.

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