Alongside the Google Nexus 5, the HTC One Max is contender for Next Big Phone Launch, and in the meantime, we’re getting even more sneaky peeks via leaks, again corroborating the fingerprint scanner notion.
The latest HTC One Max pics come out of China, and are laid out nicely by the appropriately named blog New Cell Phones.
There’s not a whole lot to garner from said shots, with the Android version supposedly being “unknown”, though we can quite clearly see that square on the back again – tipped to be a fingerprint scanner.
The theory is that the HTC One Max fingerprint scanner appears where your finger would rest naturally, so it unlocks when you pick it up. Smooth.
Having said that, the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner is supposedly causing “terrible” yields, so that might explain the HTC One Max’s reluctance to launch. It was tipped for IFA 2013, but obviously that didn’t happen.
Indeed, no one appears to be proposing anything particular for the HTC One Max launch date at present.
In the meantime, rumoured HTC One Max specs include a 5.9in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a pretty meaty 3,300mAh battery – the flagship HTC One having a comparatively modest 2,300mAh juice unit.