Release date of HTC One max is expected to happen this month. Finger print scanners have never emerged to be an indispensable part of smartphone devices so far even though the technology has been there for quite some time now. There is also the instance of Motorola having included a finger print sensor on their Atrix 4G device launched in 2011. However, that remained a one off sort of thing so that finger print scanners never became an integral part of smartphone as camera has over the time.
However, fingerprint tech seems to be back in vogue all over again thanks to rumors of Apple including the same on their upcoming iPhone version. Apple’s acquisition of a mobile security company AuthenTec in 2012 further reinforces the belief. But then Apple is not the only company to be working on fingerprint tech for their smartphone device since a leaked image of the upcoming HTC One Max also seems to point in the same direction.
The image which first appeared in a China based site, ePrice shows a HTC One Max with a square glassed area just below the rear camera. This, the site believes is the fingerprint scanner though HTC is yet to confirm such a development. Notably, an HTC executive had earlier refuted the image supposed to be that of the HTC One Max leaked by @evleaks which lacked a fingerprint scanner. This makes us believe there might be something into the image brought about by ePrice.
The fingerprint tech was also supposed to be part of the Galaxy Note 3 package as well though it is said to have been shelved at the last moment owing to non-availability of suitable hardware in adequate numbers to allow for the device to make a September debut. There have also been similar rumors with the iPhone as well which was said to have been delayed due to difficulty in incorporating the fingerprint tech in the smartphone.
None of the above have been confirmed, including the image purported to be that of the One Max. However, what also cannot be denied is that such a feature will no doubt add to the functionality of the device. For not only will it function as a secure and reliable authentication method but can also negate the use of passwords in many application under suitable software support.