HTC One Max leaked in highest quality images yet; new fingerprint scanner functionality rumored

October 13, 2013

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    A new set of purportedly leaked HTC One Max images has been published online, and we’re looking at the best-looking leaked photos so far.

    The high-resolution pictures have been shared by a Chinese website, and they seem to tell basically the same story revealed by previous leaks.

    We’re looking at an HTC One-like design, albeit the HTC One Max will indeed have a fingerprint scanner on the back, just as previous rumors suggested.

    In fact, a recent report says that the fingerprint scanner will not only be used to unlock the device, as it will also be able to trigger various apps, based on the finger you touch the screen with.

    HTC One Max

    The function is yet to be officially confirmed, but it certainly sounds like something a device that recognizes fingerprints could do. That said, in real world usage, one might find it harder to assign an app to the pinky finger and then trigger it with the help of the fingerprint scanner on such a huge device – we’ll just have to wait and see how the feature, if real, will work.

    We’ll also note that a fingerprint scanner on the back with added “button” functions would actually help HTC fight Apple’s iPhone 5S (the fingerprint features), LG’s G2  (the buttons on the back of the device) and Samsung’s and Sony’s extra-large smartphones with a single device.

    HTC One Max Fingerprint Scanner

    Getting back to the images here, it looks like there’s no Beats Audio on the HTC One Max, or at least Beats branding is missing on this unit.

    More interestingly, the power switch has been moved to the left side of the handset, with an infrared sensor being apparently placed in its stead, on the top of the device.

    We expect to see the HTC One Max become official later this week, at which point we’ll be able to tell you more details about it.

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    • james canter

      Want one

    • james canter

      Who will the carriers be?

    • RanRu

      But now for the important questions: can I assign an app to my nipple? Or my cat’s paw? And can I set that app to open ONLY when unlocked by said nipple or cat paw?

      • MasterMuffin

        That’s one embarrassing moment when you have to open an app in public with a nipple protection :D

        • RanRu

          “Scott! Just what the hell are you doing?”
          “This is how I access my email! It’s very advanced!”

          • MasterMuffin

            It’s not so bad if a man takes his shirt off in public, but if a woman does that…!

            • Fruitloop

              Problem?

            • MasterMuffin

              Nope!

      • Bjajjull

        How about your genitals?

        • Balls2u

          Bollock control, launch one of 2 apps depending on which ball you scan

          • Bjajjull

            That would be excellent.

            • Jimbo

              Excellent, I got 3

    • Fred Chiang

      sigh whyd they take away the chamferred edges like on the htc one… now it looks cheap with too much plastic

      • Amine Elouakil

        This the chinese version, it had a removable back look at it back it looks so wierd as for the Chanfer i think it’s better to take it off because it is the most fragil part of the phone (I have a One and I can tell you it’s not pretty when the phone falls on the chanfer

    • long HARD stick

      s600 nuff said

    • Amine Elouakil

      Image 7? lock for the back cover?

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