The HTC One Max has been been all over the internet rumor space. A big brand manufacturer making massive phones most likely indicates that large screens is where the market is headed towards. We already know the specifications of the device, and some leaked images, comparing the massive 5.9-incher with it’s predecessors, the One and the One mini.
New images surfaced showing us that the HTC One Max may also pack a Fingerprint Scanner on top of the Aluminium metal body. The Fingerprint scanner could have a wide variety of uses, limited only by the imagination. It could be used for things as simple as locking / unlocking the phone, and integration with Android 4.3′s customized user profile by logging in using fingerprint scanner, to app specific unlocks, confidential information unlock on scan and so on. Hopefully, HTC may pack an app, or an API allowing developers to fully utilize this feature.
The device will otherwise pack a 5.9 inch screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, with 2.3 GHz clock and 2 GB of RAM, and full 1080p display. It comes with a 4 UltrPixel camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and Android 4.3.
We’ve heard rumors of a fingerprint scanner coming to devices like the iPhone 5S, expected to debut on September 10th, but no information as concrete as on the One Max. The LG G2 was rumored to have this on the back, but it was infact revealed to be the power button and volume control.
If these rumors do become fact, a fingerprint sensor could be a huge leap forward in Device security, credit card information and mobile purchasing, and user-driven privacy. The HTC One Max is expected to be unveiled in the IFA conference 2013, Berlin, which begins on the 6th of September.