HTC One Max Gets Pictured With A Fingerprint Sensor


The HTC One Max has already been pictured a number of times ahead of its official debut, but the latest leaked shot is a little more interesting than the others. It appears to show a fingerprint sensor beneath the handset’s rear-facing camera, which HTC has reportedly added late into development following reports that the iPhone 5S will offer the same feature.

The picture comes from Taiwanese website ePrice, which has published a number of HTC One Max pictures in recent weeks. However, none of the others showed a fingerprint sensor. ePrice admits that at first it was very pessimistic about the rumor, until it was confirmed by a source with “very high credibility.”

As you can see from the picture above, the fingerprint sensor sits just beneath the rear-facing camera — a bit like the new LG G2‘s rear key. However, it won’t quite be as useful as that; you’ll mainly use it to unlock your device, and as a substitute to passwords inside supported apps.

We can’t confirm this image isn’t fake — there is a possibility that the fingerprint sensor was added to the photo after it was taken — so don’t get your hopes up just yet. But this could well be a very nice selling point for the One Max.

As for the rest of its internals, we’re expecting a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera like the original HTC One, and a 5.9-inch 1080p display.