HTC One Max rooted, fingerprint sensor proves accurate, camera features leak

HTC One Max rooted, fingerprint sensor proves accurate, camera features leak
HTC's first phablet, the One Max, is fast approaching, and numerous leaks are now pouring from a tester, with the design being compared to the Note II and Note 3 already.

That same tester managed to also root the device, as you can see in the slideshow below, and has posted two screenshots from the camera interface, confirming it will sport panoramic mode and beauty shot with three levels of blemish removal, as well as the ability to record HDR video, hinting once again that we will see a Snapdragon 800 powering the handset.

The tester also confirmed that the intriguing square we see on the back , just below the camera module, is indeed a fingerprint sensor, saying that he had even used it for a few days, and the scanner proved accurate: "Spent a few days HTC one Max fingerprint recognition rate is very high, there was no awkward situation," he wrote.

It seems to be a capacitive touch sensor, just like Apple's new Touch ID technology works in the iPhone 5s, so barring any patent issues, HTC will be sporting the second handset with that technology when it announces the One Max later on in the year.

source: TD'sHouse (Weibo) via

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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. lopies

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

I really hope this to be true. I am really considering the Max.

17. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

If this thing can bring the noise and the funk ill get it.. Im talking huge battery great camera no more 4up BS and a SD800 im all in

18. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

sounds good looking like a one max for me to

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Does the fingerprint scanner double as the power-button? Has HTC finally learned not to put it on the top of the device?

3. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

No, its at the back and the home button is at the front. EDIT: NVM, you said power button

4. FiddyPence

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

The power button is on the side bellow the volume keys.

5. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

SD 800 :D i m so happy to see this article:P

6. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Ok my high hope for this device comes back to life! S800 pls and an improved Ultrapixel Cam and you can take my money htc!

8. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I think it will be 5 MP camera some leaks before said that

7. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

SD 800 and the unlock button is on the right side YES!

9. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

HTC one max is the device to consider now, the only problem was not sporting the SD 800 but from this leak it seems it will.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'd like to see multitasking similar to Samsung and LG's devices. Heck, even the SGS III supports multiple windows, so HTC has no excuse to include windowed apps on their 5.9" device. If they do that, I can justify my irrational brand-loyalty to HTC and pick one up. If not I'll most likely go for the Note 3.

14. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

That would be a must. I use my computer just for simple tasks and yet my phone can do almost everything what my computer can but multitasking. When they make an option for simple but effective multitasking that would be like ewerything. And that is what tablets and phablets should be about. Sorry for my english

15. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

There's nothing wrong with your English! :D

10. andrejx

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

S800, sd card support, 5upx camera and I'll buy it. Though Improved boom sound speakers would be nice and somewhat thinner body.

12. jad.boutary

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

were are the samsung fanboys :P

13. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Why start a flame war, who cares, this is about the HTC One max that'll do battle with the Lumia 1520 and note 3. Whichever one you like is your choice along with everyone else, we all win, they're all gonna be fantastic devices. I'm glad that HTC and Nokia came out with an alternative to the Note 3 and seeing the SD 800 is reassuring.

19. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

"Were" or Where? Pathetic HTC Fanboy. Let me tell you this, that Htc One Max Phablet what ever is not going to be a best Unlike the Note 3 that Packs the advance specs that millions could ask for a Phablet. Still, Millions of people are waiting for the Note 3 to be release world wide.And I can't feel anyone here or even in other tech sites waiting for this except FEW Htc fanboys. And oh by the way, I'm from New Jersey USA. Many people here likes Samsung,Apple and LG Products. Sorry for your beloved HTC. lol

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Show me the Max HTC locally, and we may stay friends.

20. jamsatu

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Please enlighten me, i don't see anything that says SD800 in the screenshot. Why PA concluded that one MAX is rocking SD800?

21. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Never really doubted it would have the 800 chip, so once I saw the specs for the note, I knew that the Max was going to be the phone for me. Same specs combined with better build quality and apperance. This beast will be an awesome piece of hardware. Now hurry up and release it HTC, I have been holding my upgrade for months.

22. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I hope it comes to the U.S. There is no mention of it coming.

23. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Ill have to admit, fingerprint security is pretty neat idea for both Android and Apple. The thing they will have to ensure is the speed of accessing a device since users on average will use their smartphone anywhere from 100-200 times a day.

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