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Could the HTC One Max Launch With a Fingerprint Scanner and Pogo Pins?

The idea of a fingerprint scanner on your phone is nothing new and you will have a hard time selling a device solely based on that – just ask the Motorola Atrix. Nevertheless, fingerprint scanners seem to be making a comeback in popularity, and today’s picture of the back of the upcoming HTC One Max shows that it might include one as well. 

This new picture puts the One Max up against its brothers, the One and One Mini. If it is true, the black square placed underneath the camera is a fingerprint scanner that you can use to unlock your device. What is even more interesting are the 3 pogo pins along the underside of the device. If HTC can bring out some accessories for the One Max that actually utilize that underused hardware, they could make some waves. Throw in the reported microSD card slot with this device and you have an enticing list of specs already.

Fingerprint scanner or pogo pins enough to draw you away from the Note 3?

Via: ePrice

  • RicoDelicioso

    SD card and pins would be enough to entice me, sure. Fingerprint scanner not so much. Anyway, I doubt Verizon launches this anytime soon.

  • xpyroxcorex

    looks very VERY photoshopped…. the pogo pins, “fingerprint scanner,” and whatever the hells on the bottom left.

  • Digbob

    Do you know what would have been an awesome, useful feature to add? A freaking THIRD NAVIGATION BUTTON!

  • jboogie1289

    Sigh…………I thought CrApple was coming out with this “revolutionary” idea? Anyway…..sigh. Come on Note III.

  • Cell Zealot

    Actually, the first phone with a fingerprint scanner was NOT the Atrix, but it was a Motorola device. The Motorola a4500 Napoleon was an unreleased WinMo 6.1 smartphone that appeared at the end of 2008 and was also the first OMAP/Qualcomm hybrid chip set device produced by Motorola which ultimately became sholes/Droid when they dropped WinMo and went to Android exclusively.

    I have several of them and the FP scanner works quite well and is still programmed from the first time I set it up. It was considered a partial success in testing but was found to be prone to EMI over time. Mine has always worked perfectly and still works to unlock the device on the first swipe usually of any of the fingers I programmed and is bi directional.

    Very cool device but the timing was horrible and it was a dinosaur before it was ever out of testing.

    • michael arazan

      I remember when laptops first came out with a finger print scanner to use the device. It broke after a few months and my friend had to spend a month sending it back to the manufacturer and getting it fixed and another month getting it back.

      • JoshHenry

        my laptop has a finger print scanner. works just fine.

  • wishingonastar

    sure if the device was coming some time THIS century and THIS decade on Verizon …………………… pfft than again hopes are too high

  • Caleb Loop

    Surely it won’t look that bad in its final form… Scanner looks awfully out of place.

    • roberthenderson

      I agree, although it looks like it would blend in much better with a darker color

  • roberthenderson

    Really prefer a removable battery, but if this thing has 3gb of ram, an SD card and some extra ultra pixels, it’s going to be hard to resist.

    • Tyler Durden

      Don’t hold your breath

      • roberthenderson

        don’t crush my meager dreams 😛

        • Sporttster

          Amen to that. I was very interested in the Moto devices until the yoyos didn’t include a sd card slot. So now it’s this device IF it has the sd slot.

  • ImmaDroid

    That doesn’t even look like Pogo pins.. If you look closely it just looks like 3 different shapes, first one being almost a triangle. Im sure is some sort of Chinese marking and not pogo pins..

    • Chris-mackly

      yea you’re right, those arent pogo pins it looks like something else.

    • beverlymcnear22

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  • Ryan Ropero

    What no Beats logo?

    • sith77

      nope beats is up in the air may NOT be HTC exclusive anymore

      • Ryan Ropero

        What if the new HTC came with a Bose audio instead of Beats?

    • jh123416

      Maybe they’re ditching it since Beats is looking to sell HTC’s portion of the company.

  • JoshHenry

    never the less, Im excited!

  • Kiter86

    What is the greyed out thing in the bottom left corner of the max? They hiding a stylus under there?

    • Brian P.

      They should flaunt a stylus not hide it!

    • Tyler Durden

      Definitely not a stylus

  • Ron_Swanson

    Why is the HTC One Mini so large? It’s footprint looks only a little smaller than the HTC One……what’s the appeal there?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      how big it looks doesn’t matter. It feels considerably smaller in hand than the One according to all reviews

    • Festus Haggen

      That slight difference makes a worlds difference when it comes to the phone peaking out of tight hipster jeans.

    • findjaysee

      Targeting a different market altogether. The internal specs & price make up enough difference. And I’m sure it does [feel] considerably smaller too.

      • Ron_Swanson

        What price difference? It’s $99 on contract…..and so is the HTC One, so what is the market they are targeting? Dumb people?

  • Go Hawkeyes

    The NSA has a direct up-link from the finger print scanners!

    /replaces tinfoil hat

  • Carlos ⌘ Franco

    LOL @ fanboi’s who make no sense.

  • evltwn

    If it’s true about the micro SD card slot, I’d be very interested in this. I just wish they’d bump up the mp on the camera.

    • roberthenderson

      I agree. Lowlight shooting was nice but, if you’ve seen any of the good head to head comparisons, it seems 6 or 8 ultra pixels would be in order.

  • Greg Morgan

    POGO Pins = Fail

  • oh cool, htc rips off iphone again.

    • Evan Knofsky

      How did they rip off of iPhone exactly?

      • Weber

        They made a phone, according to him.

      • Tyler Durden

        Fingerprint scanner. Let’s not forget HTC has to pay Apple $6-$8 per phone they sell.

        • DroidRockets

          I must have missed something. Which Iphone has a fingerprint scanner that we know for certain?

          • Tyler Durden

            It is heavily rumored for the iPhone 5S and has been for the longest time.

          • DroidRockets

            Keyword.. “Rumored”

          • Evan Knofsky

            You realize Motorola released a phone with a fingerprint scanner over two years ago right.

          • Tyler Durden

            I never said Apple or HTC did it first. Just implying that HTC did it because Apple is making it, because HTC is known to copy them.

    • master94

      No, the Atrix did it first. Once again Apple steals Android ideas and isheeps claim apple made it first.

      • Nobody knows what an “Atrix” is. sorry, bro.

        • master94

          so, that still makes me correct. Apple still copied the idea. And for the uninformed such as you. This is the Atrix. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Atrix_4G

          • I don’t respond to HTSHEEP.

          • master94

            Translation you realized you lost. By the way I dont hate Apple. The iphone is one of my primary devices. What I hate is people who ignore facts like you.

          • Androidandwp7equalsPower

            lol master94 beat you so badly troll

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    • Shane Redman

      how many again?

      • Brian P.

        Only because the tiny hairs on genitalia can become infected!