HTC One Max fingerprints securely stored locally, as reported price surfaces
The HTC One Max is one interesting device, as you can tell from our review. It features a multi-functional fingerprint scanner aside from flagship specs, but we don’t really know the future price point of the phablet. However, a recent report tries to anticipate that, placing a RMB 5,088 (around $833) label the device. This is for the unlocked device, as mentioned in the report.
When it comes to security, we know that Apple is storing your fingerprint on the iPhone 5S, with no access to it. HTC clarified the situation of the One Max, and, apparently, the same policy applies.
“The fingerprint data is stored in local memory. It is encrypted and stored in the system partition, which can’t be readily accessed or copied. The fingerprint data is not an actual image but fingerprint characteristics that have been identified by a proprietary algorithm. No, HTC does not have access to the information and the fingerprint cannot be used by a third party.”
This statement should calm down those worrying about their privacy, since, opposed to the iPhone 5, where only one fingerprint is being used, the HTC One Max can be configured for all five of your fingers.
Source: GSMInsider, PhoneArena