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Leaked Photos Pretty Much Confirm Fingerprint Scanner for Upcoming One Max From HTC

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Well, in case the previously leaked photos were not enough, this new set of shots showing off the upcoming One Max from HTC should pretty much confirm any suspicions we had. The One Max, will in fact, rock a fingerprint scanner. Will it be available in all markets, though? No word is coming from HTC quite yet, as the company will most likely announce the device sometime around when Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 3. Whether that is a good marketing strategy or not shall remain to be seen. 

From pictures posted by ePrice, we can clearly see that the hardware is created with the intention of including a fingerprint scanner. There is a massive square along the backside, right below the Ultrapixel camera. To top it off, a photo showing the system settings toggles, previews a toggle for the scanner with a fingerprint icon. We would say this is a pretty good indication that HTC is set in its ways, going for the scanner instead of maybe throwing in a better camera sensor or something worthy of use.

As a bonus, we can also see a set of pogo pins along the bottom backside of the phone. Let’s hope they plan on releasing the dock around the same time they launch the phone.

Fingerprint scanner, anyone?

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Via: ePrice

  • mgamerz

    My Moto Atrix has a fingerprint scanner. You have no idea how nice it is to have a secured phone and being able to unlock it without having to look at the screen, it was great.

  • Jamin

    @dl: could you please stop using marketing names such as ULTRAPIXEL camera? It’s just unnecessary and doesn’t change the fact that you’re talking about nothing else than a normal camera. We ain’t no iPhone users who need to boast with marketing name such as the annoying name for the Apple display technology.

  • Ray

    I guess this confirms that HTC will be hearing from Apple at some point.

    • Pete

      Then Apple should be sliding cash over to Moto, the Atrix had it first.

  • NoBullFitness

    They should try and get the jump on Samsung not go toe to toe. My next phones will be note3 & iPhone 5s.

  • 213ninja

    Note 3 or One Max??

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Not enough bezel

  • Eion

    It’s just another gimmick in my opinion.
    My work laptop had one created by the same company Apple will be using and it was buggy as hell. I hardly used it after the first month of “awwww yeah” wore off.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Use mine on my DV7 all the time. Kind of like setting logins for webpages for it. Swipe to unlock the PC, hit my bank or login to another website, just swipe. Not that I would ever use/need it on my phone, I do use it on my laptop.

      • CraigMack

        I actually like mine on my DV6. But all of a sudden it doesn’t work anymore. Not the actually scanner, but something with the software. Its not prompting it at websites or login

  • RaptorOO7

    So once again CrApple is late to the technology party.

    • Tim242

      The Motorola Atrix had one years ago.

    • Chris

      Dude they aren’t even mentioned in this post at all ugh

    • Josh Holtrust

      You are a prime example of an uneducated Fandroid. There are 2 things wrong with your comment. 1) Motorola already did the fingerprint thing. Yeah, it sucked, but they still already had it. And 2) The 5S with the supposed fingerprint scanner will most likely be out BEFORE the HTC One Max, so how exactly would that make Apple late? Get your head out of your a**, stop being a stupid fandroid, and learn your tech.

      And PS I’m not an Apple fanboy, I’m typing this on my HTC One. I just have common sense.

  • Dave

    Whatever you do HTC, keep making the phones taller. Then put the fingerprint scanner up by the notification drop down. You’re doing great HTC….LoL.

    • CraigMack

      That wouldn’t make sense, and that’s not where the finger print scanner is. Its the square on the back under the camera… If it was in the notification bar you would have to be in the phone to scan the finger. It’s a piece of hardware and not through the screen.

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

    Idk why people joke around about the fingerprint scanning. In my mind, it would be the most convenient screen lock ever made. Simply swipe the screen to unlock, and if your finger isn’t the finger that swipes, too bad. Piece of cake.

    • Tyler Durden

      um, that’s not what it does….

      • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

        I realize that, but that’s what they should build towards. I just think that the idea of having a fingerprint analysis tool on a phone shouldn’t be thrown out like you and a lot of people are suggesting. It would be incredibly useful if somehow the screen was made so that anywhere you touch the finger recognition software would work.

        • Tyler Durden

          If you really need security, just put a code. It’s that simple

          • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 Mr Frodo24

            You are the epitome of a prick.

            Almost every single time I see you comment on something it’s with some sort of condescension. Sure, it’s not that hard to press the button on top of my phone and enter four numbers. But it’s definitely easier to just swipe. Over the course of two years of use with how many times I unlock my phone, I’d be willing to bet that the 1-2 seconds of time that saves me would add up to at least 12 hours. I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell would prefer spending 12 hours of my time making money or having fun rather than entering memorized numbers on a touchscreen over and over.

          • Tyler Durden

            Just stating common sense, no need to let the butt get hurt.

          • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 Mr Frodo24

            Whatever. I don’t know why I even tried to explain the point.

          • Tim242

            Do you really think fingerprints will be that quick? Face unlock isn’t quick.

          • Frettfreak

            And if you have ever used a finger print scanner on a laptop you would know that there are MANY times that it won’t read right so then you have to keep scanning.

          • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 Mr Frodo24

            I will never be surprised by what technology can do. 10 years ago did we think cell phones would be where they are today?? Hell no. I suspect that over the next year or so we might see more of this, and hopefully it will eventually become practical.

    • Tim242

      The fingerprint reader is on the back of the phone…

  • Sporttster

    IF it has a sd slot and is coming to Verizon, I’m interested….otherwise, pass…..

    • hkklife

      Yeah, whats the latest on its battery and storage specs? I have heard everything ranging from 16GB+SD slot, same as One (32GB fixed with no card), 32GB + SD slot etc.

      Personally, I’m betting it will be 32GB internal, no expansion, and will NOT come to Verizon.

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Nvm…was suppose to be a response to a post…not a new post.

  • jh123416

    That screen is a just a little too big for me. I think I’ll go LG G2.

  • Crysmic

    Should i get an HTC One or a GS4?

    • Frettfreak

      I went through the same struggle but I can say without a doubt that I am really glad I went with the one. The gs4 is nice but coming from a gs3 to the one (and I had an extended time the a gs4 too) I can definitely say I have never been this happy with a phone

      • hkklife

        I would probably take the One over the 16GB S4 but I would likely take a 32GB S4 over the One. After the current S4 and Note 3, it’s entirely possible we may not see another high end release on Verizon that offers expandable storage and a removable bartery.

  • Tim242

    So, they managed to get a fingerprint scanner on it. I wonder if they were able to fit more than a 4MP camera in it?

    • n900mixalot

      You betta hush! Don’t be talkin’ bout them Urrrrtra Pixels … They’re SOOOO amazing.

      • Frettfreak

        It’s pretty obvious neither of have have actually used or owned a One cause they are pretty awesome actually. But that’s ok. Everyone other idiot likes to talk trash about something they know nothing about too.

        • Jordan

        • BSweetness

          The One’s camera is very good in low light. But in daylight or other well-lit shots, it’s merely average compared to other current flagship devices currently out.

          • Frettfreak

            I can agree to some extent. Picture quality is average (but that’s a pretty nice average to be at imo) however it’s not just the quality but it’s functions and the way the camera app works that really set it off for me. Imo way better than samsung as far as the way it actually works

          • BSweetness

            The camera app does have very cool functions, but overall picture quality is more important to me. My Note 2 takes better overall pictures than the One I reviewed does. The One clearly beats it in low light, but as a general use camera, it falls short for me.

            Kudos to HTC for trying some new stuff with it though. I’m curious to see where they take things from here. If they can get the general quality up to snuff, and increase the megapixel count (megapixels aren’t everything, but more sure are useful if you’re looking to crop in or make a large print, a place where the One fails in a big way), they could very well end up with the best camera tech on Android.

      • Maxim∑

        not really. S4 and iPhone 5 do much better

        • BSweetness

          I think you may need to calibrate your sarcasm detector. :)

  • Kevin N

    Who would want a scanner?

    • landshark535

      Because no one wants a SD card slot. /sarcasm

  • Jeff McLean

    Yet they will still say there wasn’t room for an sdcard slot….. Because we HAD to have a fingerprint scanner…..

    • Tim242

      Hey, they do have their priorities str8 /s

    • T4rd

      Hah, indeed. There’s no excuse to not put an SD card slot on a 6″ phone anyways, other than to appease the carriers or pay the large markup for more internal storage.

      • calculatorwatch

        No, it’s because they need to simplify the experience of using internal storage since users are too stupid to figure out how to work the one extra folder with your SD card storage.

        This coming from Google and every other spin-master who has tried to justify the lack of a microSD slot.

        • hkklife

          Anyone that retarded/dumb deserves to not even have a smartphone or just be content with whatever their device has for onboard storage.

          No, IMO, it’s all just about appeasing the carriers (the DNA & 16GB GS4 are the best examples of this) and, when they DO offer higher-capacity variants, trying to boost their margins with outrageously overpriced Apple-style “$100 more for 2x the storage” (the Nexus 10 is the worst Android offender here by far).

          • mgamerz

            Then about 80% of the population shouldn’t have smartphones. It certainly doesn’t help when the storage is put in different folders on every single phone. It’s also more of a pain in the ass for developers to have to deal with the possibility of there being an external device, it changing between version upgrades, ejecting when it’s still in use… stupid stuff like that.

        • michael arazan

          Seriously, people have been using sd cards since the flip phones came out

    • AndroidUser00110001

      Has SD card slot and dual sims. This the version for China though

      • Jeff McLean

        Well aware of that…..
        Maybe I should just move to China for it by your logic….

        Point is that’s the excuse they use, but then have it commercially available elsewhere….

        • AndroidUser00110001

          I hear it can be fun living there depending on which part ;-)

          • michael arazan

            I’ve seen they have Giant empty mega cities no one is living in

    • Trueblue711

      You should know that was a BS excuse from the start.

  • Buur

    I’ve never thought “Man if only this phone had a finger print scanner.” but to each their own.

    • j

      True.. but they’ve been on laptops for a long time now, so I guess some people appreciate the feature. I think if you really need to worry about personal device security, the problem doesn’t lie with the device, but instead, the people you are surrounded with.

      • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 Mr Frodo24

        Or the user for leaving their phone lying around.

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      If it is coupled with software that enters usernames and passwords on websites and in apps when the finger print reader is used, then I think it’s an great addition. Others, I’d rather have more storage.

  • George264

    That back looks to be plastic.. hm.

    • Frettfreak

      I was thinking the same thing. Part of me wants to say that would be a huge mistake…. Then I realize mine is covered in tpu anyway so what does it really matter.

  • Tyler Durden

    Between this and 4K..how useless can we get? Maybe add a ice cream maker on it also

    • GoBlue

      OK. Having an ice cream maker included would be AWESOME.

      • Tyler Durden

        now i retract my statement. I’d like it too

      • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep
      • http://twitter.com/savagejeep SavageJeep

        words of wisdom

        • Tyler Durden

          you gonna herd some sheep?

        • kixofmyg0t

          Did you get that off facebook or something? Because it’s terrible and not used correctly.

  • n900mixalot

    Hmmm … maneuvering to get my finger positioned over it correctly could be a chore …

  • Jonathan Oh

    Great, now people are going to try to steal my phone AND my finger.

    • Shane Redman

      When Face-to-Unlock came out, there were mass reports of ppl stealing phones and faces…it’s only logical to scale it back to finger digits.

      • Dave

        I’ve used face unlock zero times on my last two devices. Sounded cool when they teased it, but reality had different plans.

        • Ryan Stewart

          I tried it, it kind of works on the tablet but on the phone its just too unreliable to be worthwhile. Too many lighting changes and such.

        • Trueblue711

          Agreed. It’s one of those things that sounds cool just to say you can do it, but you’ll never use it.

      • New_Guy

        The blink feature also caused a couple of people to lose their eyes as well…seriously.

    • Tyler Durden

      Don’t need yo finger

      • Frettfreak

        Exactly. Unless this is some new tech finger print scanners are pretty easy to fool