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HTC Source | January 18, 2018

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HTC to introduce fingerprint app quick-launch, navigation mode with HTC One max

HTC to introduce fingerprint app quick-launch, navigation mode with HTC One max

Today’s HTC One max news continues with new details regarding the phone’s fingerprint scanner. We’ve always assumed that the fingerprint scanner on the back of the HTC one max would be used as a security mechanism to unlock the phone, but a new leak of some of fingerprint scanner’s code releases that HTC has a few extra features built in. Rather than simply copying the iPhone 5S and using the fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone, the HTC One max will also be able to assign quick-launch app shortcuts for dedicated finger scans. The code shows that the phone will allow users to scan all ten fingers, giving them to option of tying each finger to a dedicated app.

Swipe your left index finger over the fingerprint scanner if you simply want to unlock your phone. Need to make a phone call? Swipe your right ring finger and the HTC One max will unlock and launch directly into the dialer app.

The fingerprint scanner app code also reveals a navigation mode which allows users to “swipe up, down, left & right to move focus,” closely mimicking the optical trackpad   functionality from the HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2).

Source: Ctechcn, Weibo, Phone Arena

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Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Damian Wayne

    Now that’s some Tony Stark shit right there! ……but the specs still aren’t up to par on the so called note 3 killer. Disappoints me 🙁

  2. Kemikal General

    As always with HTC, they’re pushing the boundaries of innovation. I cantvwait for the Max!

  3. Very cool – I was struggling to come up with other applications for the fingerprint reader, but this is definetly a very nice touch. Provided that it reads the prints quickly enough.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on da Max!