The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony “Honami” Xperia i1 look pretty certain for IFA 2013, but we’re still not entirely sure about the HTC One Max.
In any case, imminent or not, we’re getting a look at what’s supposedly the rear of the HTC One Max, revealing a couple of potentially interesting features.
We’re thanking Chinese-language site ePrice for a pic showing the HTC One Max turning its back, alongside the HTC One and HTC One mini. That follows the site's front-facing shot of the HTC One Max from earlier in the month.
The first point of note is a black square beneath the HTC One Max camera, which is possibly a fingerprint scanner. You might remember a fingerprint scanner was mentioned in an HTC One Max rumour way back in May, when we were still calling it the T6.
The idea here is that the fingerprint scanner appears where your finger would rest naturally, on the back of the HTC One Max. That same logic saw LG put the volume rockers on the back of their recently announced G2.
There are also three pins lower down on the rear of the HTC Max, which suggests a charging cradle and/or wireless charging accessory.
Other rumoured HTC One Max specs include a 5.9in display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3,200mAh battery, 64GB internal storage, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.3).
Samsung and Sony have both confirmed launch events for IFA 2013, though HTC hasn’t said anything specific. It has, however, commenced a “Big Things Ahead” campaign (YouTube) with Robert Downey Jr.