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

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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54 Comments

37. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Cough cough "Atrix" cough cough

51. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

20. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

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

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

27. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 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 !

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

From where they have my finger prints?

29. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

53. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

32. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

34. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

39. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 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.

54. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Too many people are freaking out over nothing..." Too many blind people who still thinks that it is nothing.

21. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

35. laulakh

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 13, 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

40. gabrielpal

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

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

42. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

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

48. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 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!

43. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

44. urbanism

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

47. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 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.

46. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

i think it's the best location

49. SonyCraperiaSucks

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 30, 2013

UGLY.

50. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

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