HTC One Max phablet poses for a family portrait, flashes a fingerprint sensor

HTC One Max phablet poses for a family portrait, flashes a fingerprint sensor
By now it's clear that HTC will make an entrance in the phablet arena by the end of the year with the so-called HTC One Max handset, adding a third screen size to its One portfolio.

The handset is expected to show some of that same aluminum unibody design prowess, wrapping a monster 5.9" Full HD display, Snapdragon 800, an UltraPixel camera, and, thankfully, HTC might have found a spot for a microSD slot, or so say the rumors.

What we didn't know so far is how exactly is HTC planning to differentiate its first phablet from the competition that is getting stronger in this area with phones like the Xperia Z Ultra, and the expected Note 3.

If a leaked picture of the One trio is to be believed, one of the new features is said to be a fingerprint sensor on the back. It can be used for authentication, mobile payment authorizations and so on, while Apple is heavily rumored to include one with the iPhone 5S, too. On the picture we can also see a dock connector or electrical contacts of sorts, so there might be plenty of surprises to look forward to with the One Max, other than the "first HTC phablet" factoid.

source: Eprice

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  • 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)

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56 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Copying Apple some more HTC?

4. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Erm, it what way? Finger print reader? I thought the Atrix had that first? Or is it Apple? Because as far as I know, all apple products, including macbooks have finger print reader. You have totally shattered my mind. I'm mind-blown. Strange the beats logo is not there on the One (M7). And did I just see a dock connector on the right hand side?

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

If there wasn't a rumor of the iphone 5s having a fingerprint scanner the HTC One Max would not have one.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Any proofs or it is just your opinion?

12. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Before the so called 5S rumours even started, other phones had been rumoured to have finger print scanner, too. Even Galaxy S4 and Note 2 (yeah, not even note 3). Don't forget LG G2, or DROID RAZR, or as a matter of fact almost all flagships were rumoured to have one. So can I say that "copying others some more Apple?" since the finger print rumours for the next gen iPhone came up after the others'?

13. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

There's a lot of things the iPhone5S is rumored to have, I don't see them in the One Max though. Your lack of logic is shocking. Do you have any sort of concrete proof of what Htc copied e.g. A photo of the iPhone5S???

11. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Indeed, the Atrix did bring the Finger Print scanner 1st so I do not see how Htc copied, Apple, but trust someone who is utterly ignorant to make a statement like that.

46. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The sagem porsche p9521 had fingerprint reader well before the atrix. Anyways, the point is, apple will always steal and claim they came up with a revolutionary invention, hell even jobs admitted by his famous quote that he is a thief.

17. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

it wasnt the atrix, sprint had a windows mobile phone with fingerprint reader which i think is still in their phone line up it was the motorola es4000s

37. threeline

Posts: 313; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

That doesn't look like doc connectors to me but more less the speaker grill, but I could be wrong and who knows with HTC. It sems their willing to try anything but keeping their phones software up to date.

6. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Are you for real?! My first Android phone in 2011 had the fingerprint scanner...

22. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

2011 smartphone from Fujitsu already got that feature.

26. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Oh im not surprise with shatter...he/she's HTC number one hater...and number 1 on the list of samsungs paysheets!LOL

27. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Since apple rumoured to have a finger print sensor on their new iPhone so no other companies shouldn't hold a finger print sensor on their device ??? Lol..

28. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Inb4 every phone has a fingerprint scanner and it becomes a Conspiracy Theory for the government to get everyones fingerprints that they are missing.

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I won't be surprised if it will become true.

32. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

They already have mine so idgaf

38. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Hahahhaha..Shatter i just want to repost your post on "Samsung Galaxy Note III to ship next month with 16GB version dropped?" Article... "1. Shatter posted on 2 hours ago 9 Why not put 128GB in the Note 3." Deym man youre asking samsung to copy the 128GB of iPhone 5s?HTC copy huh?pathetic! Hhahha.

41. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

HAHAAAAA +1

51. kabukijoe

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

The iPhone 5S will be nothing more than an iPhone 5 with a few minor spec enhancements. No finger scanner, no laser keyboard, just another device that is practically outdated upon launch.

55. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Apple copy Motorola Atrix 4G they acutally had it FIRST before Apple purchase the company that utilizes the finger sensor. So don't go bother saying SOMEONE COPIED APPLE. I had the Atrix 4G which is why i purchase the phone for the finger sensor

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmmmm..,.i might get this....... maybe

3. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Man, i think this is the real meaning of repetition!

7. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

While I like the original One (M7), but i do agree with you that this is too repetitive. I rather HTC come up with a new design language for its phablet. I think HTC should use the Butterfly design language for its phablet. Let the metal body for the M7 and One Mini only. It's like seeing Galaxy lineup, or iPhone lineup all over again. And that's boring.

20. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

yes, they need more variety like Samsung. *sarcastic*

23. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Deym man are you reffering to samsung? Lol

29. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Hmph, watch people praise the placement of the fingerprint sensor -- double standards... must be because LG Electronics is a Korean branch...

8. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Make this a Windows Phone 8 Phablet and Bring it to SPRINT! Where is the WINDOWS PHONE 8 Love here at Sprint? The Low End HTC 8XT and the Mid End Samsung Ativ S Neo are the ONLY 2 Windows Phone 8 Devices. That SUCKS!!! If HTC is Definitely going to get away from Windows Phone 8, then at least give us here at Sprint the HTC ONE MAX Running Windows Phone 8 or Even Better, Windows 8 instead of Windows Phone 8.

33. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No, put android 4.3 on the lumia 1020 and bring it to T-Mobile.

36. gd761

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I Am Talking about HTC & SPRINT. I didn't refer to either Nokia or T-Mobile. If you want that for T-Mobile, then that's Fine by Me, But, We here at SPRINT Still Want and Need some High End Windows Phone 8 Love here. The Nokia Bandit Would also be a Nice Windows Phone 8 Device to get Here on SPRINT. The Nokia Bandit would be Nice if it were to come to ALL CARRIERS!

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