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HTC clarifies its security precautions for the fingerprints collected by the One max

0. phoneArena posted on 15 Oct 2013, 01:55

There are, naturally, privacy concerns with the fingerprint storage technology, and we probed HTC several questions about the One max, one of which was precisely about the scanner on its rear. Here's HTC's answer to allay your worries..

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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 02:04 10

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

PA got answered by htc? Can you ask htc why they only had a 1.7 ghz snapdragon 600 to power the device? Btw, nice q&a for the fingerprint scanner

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 10:18 1

9. ZPM101 (Posts: 28; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)

HTC has already answered those questions. To save in construction costs and to extend battery life. It's anyone's guess if this will impact performance or battery life on a daily driver basis. i was looking forward to this device, but after the last few days, I might have to reconsider. We'll all have to wait and see the final retail iteration.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 15:06

12. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Sounds more like it's all about saving money on the production process and we as potential consumers just happen to benefit from what they say will offer better battery life than a snapdragon 800 processor.

I can imagine that they've already placed large orders for the snapdragon 600 processors and since the HTC One isn't selling particularly well, why not just use what you already have and make as few tweaks as possible to market a new product towards a different market. This may be one of the smarter moves they've made in years compared to teaming up with Dr. Dre and Facebook for marketing purposes.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 02:09 2

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

So if some one steals an iPhone 5s they would require the owners thumb (default). But if they steal a HTC One Max they have the option of riping off any one of the 5 fingers (depending on whether you are a lefty or a righty)... Nice options... Or they can just ask you to unlock it for them...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 09:53 1

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3823; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

No. Touch ID works with any finger.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 13:26

10. User72042 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)

No,It doesn't,Just works with 2 Fingers,I have Touch ID on my iPhone 5s.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 14:23

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3823; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Perhaps you misunderstood. It takes the fingerprints of two fingers, but you can use ANY two fingers.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 03:19

3. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Very nice.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 03:20

4. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

this unlocking is just like those HP pavilions with fingerprint scan.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:02

5. konnor (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)

So it's stored in flash, instead of on the chip like Apple does it? That seems less secure.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:28

6. sunnyfpy (Posts: 133; Member since: 12 May 2013)

How about Retina scan??

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 08:16

7. newbey123 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

That;s good to know. Though it was not going to stop me from picking up this beast. Hope it comes to AT&T fast, or have to import.

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