Is that a rear fingerprint scanner on the HTC One Max?

Is that a rear fingerprint scanner on the HTC One Max?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.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2013 at 19:08

Oh boy....

AhmadCentral  Aug. 20, 2013 at 20:23

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2013 at 20:25

Um... :D

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 20, 2013 at 21:12

Is the world really getting excited about fingerprint scanners on phones again? Haven't we been there before (aka: Motorola Atrix) and came to the conclusion that they're a stupid gimmick which no one ever really uses.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 20, 2013 at 21:15

But the iPhone 5s has this new revolutionary fingerprint scanner which lets you unlock your phone!!!!!

That's totally different to the atrix....




JanSt / MOD  Aug. 20, 2013 at 21:21

If Apple make a big fuss about the fingerprint scanner, my embarrass-o-metre will crack.

WinMo devices had them aeons ago. Really took off. :p

WTF? A few million American burgerflip rejects with security clearance can access all our stuff, but hey, lets make the hardware really secure. Really.
Bet if the Schedule 7 enforcers at Heathrow had seen one of them scanners on Miranda's equipment they would've let him go. Sir, impressive security. Let us congratulate you, Sir, and sorry about the mix up.

Stelph  Aug. 21, 2013 at 10:08

Nah, its a laser. All Smartphones need a laser as standard, its the next big thing

Just think off all the eyesight correction apps and instant tatoo removal apps it would encourage


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