HTC One Max to have fingerprint scanner, purported images reveal

by: Chris SmithAugust 28, 2013


HTC’s extra-large smartphone will apparently offer users fingerprint-reading functionality, a new set of images reveals.

The pictures below reportedly show the HTC One Max (also known as the T6), which is expected to launch later this year.

Provided by Taiwanese site ePrice – which has been a constant source of mobile-related leaks – the images show a HTC-branded handset that seems to have a fingerprint scanner under the rear camera.

To prove the square thing under the camera is a fingerprint reader and not some sort of sticker meant to cover something up, we have a different image in which the back cover of the handset is removed and what looks like a fingerprint scanner is seen.

Furthermore, there’s also a settings icon that has a fingerprint image, although it’s not clear what features the fingerprint scanner could be used for – except unlocking the handset. We will note that the screen of the handset was blurred in most of the images, as you can see in the gallery below, so it’s certainly not helping us out.

The HTC One Max is not the only handset rumored to pack a fingerprint reader. The iPhone 5S is most likely going to offer such a feature, and for a long while the LG G2 was expected to have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

That said, we can’t confirm the fingerprint-reading feature at this time, but we will note that the purported HTC One Max model shown off in these images looks pretty similar to what we’ve seen in previous leaks. Again, we’re looking at a HTC One-like design – in fact, the HTC One is also present in one of the images.

  • TournaFlyer

    No stylus …FAIL!

    • Ade

      Check out picture 8 before acting like a Samsung fanboy. It has a palm rejection quick toggle and an icon related to “scribe” (htc’s stylus).

      • holdthiscat

        You know…that “scribe” icon looks a lot like an edit button to me…as in…you can edit each toggle button to be where you want it. I may be wrong, but I don’t think it has anything to do with a stylus.

      • picassa

        sure it wasn’t icon for hand glove operation ?

  • Luka Mlinar

    Enough already. They keep bringing back 80’s/90’s technology gimmicks and putting them in phones. The worst part is; people eat it up like candy.

  • jjordan

    I love the fact that in a few months time we are gonna have top notch phablet choices from all the major android oem’s. I still think im leaning towards the lg g2. The reason being to my eyes I think ips displays are the absolute best. You get incredible outdoor brightness/visibility, with the high saturation that you typically see on amoled displays.

    • joser116

      I’m sorry but IPS does not match the saturation of Amoled displays, although that may or may not be a good thing.

      • jjordan

        I didnt mean that ips matched the color reproduction of amoled but with the ips display tech on the g2 they have a wider color gamut output than almost any other phone which makes for some pretty saturated looking colors still

        • joser116

          You talked about saturation, so I replied about saturation. You said that, with IPS, you get the high saturation that you get with Amoled. That is not true. IPS gives you lower saturation than Amoled, even on the G2. Since IPS gives you lower saturation than Amoled, you do not get the saturation that you get on Amoled with IPS. Therefore, I can say that IPS does not match the saturation of Amoled displays. I understood what you meant, but your statement is technically not true. With IPS, you do not get the high saturation that you get from Amoled.

          In response to your statements about color reproduction: color reproduction and saturation are different things. Of course, color reproduction quality does depend on the saturation. But you talked about saturation, so I replied about saturation.

          • jjordan

            Okay buddy

          • Prouddad

            Hahahahahahahaha what douche bags some people are lol

          • joser116

            Do I know you?

          • Prouddad

            Meaning, the guy above you is a fucking douche bag lol!!!

          • joser116


  • Ruz

    Instead of having fingerprint scanner they should have come up with scanning capability which is optimised for scanning text and images and they also have the sw to convert jpg to img

    • Melvin Suarez J.r

      umm theres apps for that

  • SeraZR™

    Why’s the part near the speaker grill blurred out? :O

    • Edwin Walker

      Check out the last picture, it’s just a code, maybe a serial number.

  • JACrazy

    Was hoping they would centre the flash in this phone.