The HTC One Max has already been pictured a number of times ahead of its official debut, but the latest leaked shot is a little more interesting than the others. It appears to show a fingerprint sensor beneath the handset’s rear-facing camera, which HTC has reportedly added late into development following reports that the iPhone 5S will offer the same feature.
The picture comes from ePrice, which has published a number of HTC One Max pictures in recent weeks. However, none of the others had a fingerprint sensor. ePrice admits that at first it was very pessimistic about the rumor, until it was confirmed by a source with “very high credibility.”
As you can see from the picture, the fingerprint sensor sits just beneath the rear-facing camera — a bit like the new LG G2′s rear key. However, it won’t quite be as useful as that. You’ll mainly use it to unlock your device, and as a substitute to passwords inside supported apps.
We can’t confirm this image isn’t fake — there is a possibility that the fingerprint sensor was added to the photo after it was taken — so don’t get your hopes up just yet. But this could well be a very nice selling point for the One Max.
As for the rest of its internals, we’re expecting a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera like the original HTC One, and a 5.9-inch 1080p display.