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

HTC One Max phablet winks from new pictures with possible rear fingerprint scanner
An eventual 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 under the rear camera. Still, we don't know yet whether the sensor will make it in the retail version, and what will its purpose of existence there be, other than unlocking the phablet, iPhone 5s style.

In any case, we are also expecting a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, a 5.9-inch 1080p Super LCD3 display, UltraPixel camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, microSD-expandable storage, and a rumored 3200 or 3300mAh battery unit - all the markings of flagship tablet, but how exactly HTC plans to differentiate it from the fierce competition in the category this year, remains to be seen.

source:  ShouxiChen (Weibo) via Mobileleaks.nl

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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)

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54 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Fake.

3. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

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

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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

11. htcone

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

he means you always say negative things about htc.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

45. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

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

7. htcone

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

me 2.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What makes you think that it is fake?

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

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

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, 4 MP is not enough.

36. Randz

Posts: 10; Member since: May 14, 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....

4. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

19. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

30. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

52. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

23. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

24. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

31. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

33. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

38. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

41. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

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.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

22. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 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??

12. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

16. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Love the way pictures are displayed now!!!!

17. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

cough cough ''Touch ID'' cough cough

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