Next week the IFA 2013 will open its gates for the public and HTC One Max is one of the most anticipated smartphones that will debut at the Berlin-based tech fair, along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet and Sony Xperia Z1 camera phone. After we told you yesterday that the first HTC phablet might come with a fingerprint scanner a new batch of One Max spy shots reveal the presence of the biometrical sensor and a removable back lid.
If you look closer at the photos in the gallery below you will see that the one picturing the Quick Settings area reveals a toggle that looks like a fingerprint. It looks like HTC wants to get ahead of Apple when it comes to introducing fingerprint scanner technology on their smartphones, as the Cupertino-based company has be long rumored to introduce a biometrical sensor on its upcoming iPhone 5S.
The photos also show us how the HTC One Max looks with its back cover removed, indicating that the highly anticipated Android-powered phablet might come with a removable battery.
In case you don’t know it already, the HTC One Max is rumored to become the biggest rival for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and if the reports are accurate, this year we will wach a pretty interesting battle on the phablet segment.
Rumor has it that the HTC One Max will sport a generous 5.9-inch display with full HD resolution and Super LCD3 technology, while being underpinned by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 800 unit based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. It seems that the phablet manufactured by the Taiwanese phone maker will also come with 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal flash storage (microSD cards not supported).
Sources close to the Taiwan-based company say that the upcoming One Max will borrow One’s 4 megapixel camera with UltraPixel technology involving autofocus, LED flash, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and support for 1080p@30fps video recording.
Since the HTC One Max will be a high-end smartphone circa 2013, expect all the connectivity features you’ve dreamed for: 4G LTE, all standards of WiFi, NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
It seems that the new smartphone will leave the factory gates pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and HTC’s proprietary Sense 5.5 user interface.
The IFA 2013 show will be very interesting to watch, with a Galaxy Note 3 that already sounds great and a HTC One Max that will boast about the powerful Snapdragon 800 CPU, full HD 5.9-inch display and fingerprint scanner. Let’s wait and see how easy to handle the One Max will be, given its screen size and what software features the Taiwanese phone maker will introduce to work with the fingerprint scanner.