HTC One Max reveals its fingerprint scanner?

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For all the talk there’s been of fingerprint scanners showing up on any one of several upcoming smartphones – from companies like Apple or Samsung – evidence has been seriously light. What we do get to see is often circumstantial, and it’s been notoriously difficult to just get a nice, clear look at some scanner hardware. Today, we may get just such a fabled run-in, with some new imagery surfacing of the HTC One family, including the upcoming Max.

We’ve got two surprises here, from this look at the phone’s rear. The most obvious one is the presence of that odd black square; if we’re to believe the rumors, that’s the phone’s fingerprint sensor. It’s not the thin edge-mounted scanner we’re used to from models like the Motorola Atrix, but we can see the utility of wanting to keep it nice and flush like this. This was wholly absent from the render of the One Max we looked at earlier this month, but even then we knew the image may not depict the final version of the hardware.

Then there’s the presence of what look like some docking pins. The trio of contact points could be intended for future One Max accessories, of which we’ve yet to learn.

We also hear a little bit about availability, with this source anticipating a ship date in mid to late October.

Source: ePrice (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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