HTC One Max and Sense 5.5 logs hint you can launch apps with your fingerprints

HTC One Max and Sense 5.5 logs hint you can launch apps with your fingerprints
By now everyone and their pet iguana is aware that HTC's first phablet is to come with a touch fingerprint scanner on the back. The mystery is how exactly HTC will leverage this first for Android fingerprint sensor of new generation. 

Is it going to be used like Apple's Touch ID only to unlock the screen and authorize iTunes purchases? Will it sport additional features Well, judging from a leaked log from the One Max, the scanner can quick start different apps when touched with the tip of your digit. 

If we tie this info with the fingerprint app or manual iconography that leaked today, not only your index finger or thumb, but all digits can be assigned to it, hinting that we might be able to program each finger to launch a different app directly - from your secret video stash, to the music player, for a total of ten, if you don't count your toes or cat paws

Sounds promising, if true, but let's not get ahead of ourselves before the grand unveiling of the One Max next week. There are a few more Sense 5.5 screenshots below, too, adding to the treasure trove that leaked already.

source: Miyachiki (Weibo)

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One max
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

We do launch apps with our fingertips yo :P But i see the point of it. Pretty good application if it works that way.

7. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Now we can launch bad apps with our middle finger.

12. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I wonder if it's more appriopiate for HTC to name this phone HTC One Finger

2. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Sounds like a pretty cool feature.

3. frrboom

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I think one thing is wrong in the article, it says "Touch fingerprint scanner". On the pic it says "Swipe the fingerprint reader on the back of the phone", so prob there is a Swipe sensor and not a touch.

4. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Can you swipe without touching?

5. frrboom

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Sure you can but its diffrent kind of sensors. Toucn sensor=Iphone 5s Swipe sensor=Motorola Atrix

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

secretly taking pictures or videos would be an awesome feature :))

9. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Too bad you still have to point your phone at your subject.

8. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

One more news about the One Max and I won't be able to stand it anymore, I swear. When can I buy this thing?

10. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Im excited for this beast but i need an official unveiling!

11. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Htc is back with its inovations!

13. stealthd unregistered

This seems like one of those features that seems really cool at first and then immediately seems impractical. I really don't see trying to use different fingers for different purposes to be convenient or useful. I could see a lot of people trying to unlock with one hand and use the pinky and then dropping their phone.

14. ZPM101

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

You will be mine! Oh yes, you will be mine!

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