Earlier this month, leaked images of what’s apparently HTC One Max hardware revealed a curious black square on the phone’s rear panel, supposedly housing a fingerprint scanner. Such scanning has been the rumor du jour for the next generation of flagships, with companies like Apple and Samsung tapped to get involved. With the One Max, however, we were less sure, and subsequent leaks didn’t seem to mention any fingerprint function. Well, today we get another look at the phone’s hardware – this time a dual-SIM version for China – and the fingerprint evidence is increasingly hard to ignore.
While the hardware in these images doesn’t appear to have the scanner attached, the cutouts for it are clearly visible. Beyond that, we have software with this unmistakable fingerprint icon, presumably for configuring how the phone takes advantage of the scanner.
In addition, we get better looks at the phone’s three pin docking connector, and hear a little more about software – like the phone’s video recorder getting the GS4-like ability to shoot video simultaneously with front and rear cameras.