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HTC One Max phablet winks from new pictures with possible rear fingerprint scanner

0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2013, 09:40 posted on

A claimed HTC One Max prototype is on the loose again, people, and this time we see it sized up with the HTC One flanking its sides like point guards around Shaq. Not only that, but what is rumored to be a fingerprint scanner on the back is clearly visible, though we don't know whether it will make it in the retail version, and what will its purpose of existence there be other than unlocking the phone, iPhone 5s style...

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:43 2

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8915; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Fake.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:46 17

3. jos_031 (Posts: 37; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


I have never seen this guy writing anything positive other than for nokia and samsung

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:10 1

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8915; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol seriously? You've never seen me praise the camera tech in Z1? The design of the iPhone 5 and HTC One? I'm not going to spend time digging through articles, but read comment #3. Thanks.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-G2-for-AT-T-hands-on_id47390

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:16 10

11. htcone (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)


he means you always say negative things about htc.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:19 5

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8915; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not true. I give credit where credit is due. I do have a hate for HTC as they always screw their customers over with support after 10 months after a phone has been released. They have the best designs of any Android OEM, but their customer satisfaction is definitely taking a toll on their brand image and financial records.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:14

45. RomeoJDR (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Agree 100%. HTC offer fine craftsmanship, but that just doesn't offset their pathetic product support once the phone leaves their warehouse.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:11 1

7. htcone (Posts: 8; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)


me 2.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:13 1

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What makes you think that it is fake?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:45 3

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1020; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Wohh everything looks okay except ultra pixel (it need more pixel at least 8mp)
device looks gorgeous just like HTC One

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:14 2

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, 4 MP is not enough.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:46

36. Randz (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 May 2013)


I dont know....mmmm htc one design is indeed remarkable, it shows that htc really know's how to craft phone...but im just not so sure wether the ONE design wud be good in all sizes....

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:47 1

4. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


If it's real, it's in the best place for a fingerprint scanner because it allows you one hand operation, just move your finger over while you're holding the phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:21

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...it's in the best place for a fingerprint scanner because it allows you one hand operation..."

You will be able to unlock it with one hand, but if you want to use it you still have to use your both hands. So I don't see any advantage in that. Also if phablet is on the table on its back, you will have to lift it from the table to unlock it.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:58

19. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Good point, if it's on the table, you'll have to lift it. Otherwise, it'll be no problem just shifting your finger to cover the scanner as you hold it in one hand.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:32

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


But what about winter time and gloves? If fingerprint scanner was on the front, you could operate it with one hand without a glove while keeping device in other hand which is in glove. But since fingerprint scanner is on the back you will be forced to take off the gloves from both hands and bad thing is that your naked hand may stick to aluminium phone body. :D

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:57 2

30. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


What if? Seriously, you can't design a phone for every single situation on the planet. R&D doesn't even work that way, they target the most common uses and demographics, then build around them.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:24

52. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I understand that, I just put pluses and minuses about this phablet.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:15

23. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'd imagine that people would be accidentally touching and dirtying the camera lens with the fingerprint scanner being so close.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:24 1

24. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


no i dont think so .. maybe in the beginning but you will get use to it

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:59 1

31. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


I agree with jad, and to be brutally honest, what phone camera lens doesn't get smudged from time to time, without a fingerprint sensor next to it? The small handful of times I need to take a picture with my phone, I instinctively wipe the lens, just in case.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:03

33. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


do you also think that the camera on the max is bigger than the one on the one?? :P

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:33

38. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Now that you mention it, the black dot does look bigger. Doesn't mean the camera is different though, but it is an interesting observation.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:47

41. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


yes maybe but i dont think that they make only the black dot bigger they must install bigger camera

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:09 1

5. papss (unregistered)


Looks like a beast! My concern is the mp count on the snapper.. Again 4 mp does not cut it in this day and age... Also I wonder if it will be an even louder boom sound since the speakers will obviously be larger.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:14 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8915; Member since: 14 May 2012)


8MP UltraPixel would be nice. I'm sure they're going to reserve that for next year's flagship though.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:14

22. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I think that the camera is bigger than the one on htc one..
I cant be sure because im on my phone it is small i will check it when i turn on my laptop
Am I right or what??

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:16

12. newbey123 (Posts: 451; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Im throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening. :-(

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:23

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


If you are doing that, then I'm pretty sure that you don't need this device. ;)

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:23

16. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Love the way pictures are displayed now!!!!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:30

17. power_x (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


cough cough ''Touch ID'' cough cough

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:52 3

37. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1020; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Cough cough "Atrix" cough cough

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 01:11 1

51. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Cough cough touch ID sensor cough cough more advanced cough and convenient

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:34

18. Ninetysix (Posts: 1678; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Not a single post regarding NSA. Tone changed all of a sudden since the manufacturer is not Apple...hahahahah. So funny.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 10:59

20. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Too early, give it some time for people to read the article.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:36

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


HTC is not American company so it is a bit less likely that NSA will put their hands on it. But you are right, possibility still exist.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:43 1

27. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


i don't understand why ppl are complaining about the finger print and NSA they all ready have ur print they are not waiting HTC or even iphone to get ur print !

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:44 1

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


From where they have my finger prints?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:47 1

29. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


they can have it if they want and even if u are living in the US

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:26

53. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I'm living not in the U.S. and no one took my fingerprints so...

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:02

32. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


They have mine because I was a US Marine. Everyone who works for the government has their prints taken. It's really more common than people think. What is uncommon is how unreliable prints really are, they aren't the forensic evidence always being portrayed on CSI, a wealth of printing is open to interpretation.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:05

34. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I m wondering why do they need mine I never were in USA so i don't think that NSA thing is true

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:35

39. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


It's probably not. Too many people are freaking out over nothing, or at the most, not much. Since 911, security in the US has been at an all time high. I live near Chicago, the only city with more camera's than Chicago is London. 1984's Big Brother is a bit of reality now, unfortunately. But in regards to the NSA getting your fingerprint from Apple's scanner, it's seriously doubtful.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 06:27

54. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Too many people are freaking out over nothing..."

Too many blind people who still thinks that it is nothing.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 11:05

21. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I think it wouldnt be coming with a stylus:( because there is no place for it !

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 12:18

35. laulakh (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


I was leaning towards the Max over the Note 3 .. but if there is no stylus the scale is tipped to the Note 3. Especially after seeing the new features added to the s-pen... Come on HTC dont let Samsung take all the stylus market

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:43

40. gabrielpal (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


According to @evleaks, it will be powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro. Any newer information on that?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 14:48

42. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


which one is more powerfull S4 pro or 800S ??

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:46

48. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


do you think that they are trying to do like samsung 2 quad core processor the one for light application the other for heavy application because in the last report evleaks says that it is snapdragon s4 pro 1.7 only! 1st old processor 2nd it's not LOGICAL!
if it true Im starting to hate HTC I thought i will never say it but it is the truth!

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 15:57

43. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I don't understand the placement of the of the fingerprint scanner on the back, it should be on the front, thats where my thumb will always be. And more importantly if used in conjunction with NFC, it can be used to make quick and secure mobile payments through NFC.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:12

44. urbanism (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


you really think it would be that easy reaching a button placed on the front of a phone this big?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 18:18

47. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Your thumb cant reach the middle button on a Galaxy Note?

The location it currently in doesn't allow it to be used in the future in conjunction with NFC payments. Which I think is the biggest benefit of something like this, quick and secure mobile payments.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 17:33

46. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


i think it's the best location

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:18

49. SonyCraperiaSucks (banned) (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


UGLY.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 22:40

50. puckhead (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


HERE WE GO!!!!!!!! LET THE ANDROID FINGER PRINT SCANNER RUMOURS BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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