It looks like HTC has beaten Samsung to the race by announcing its new smartphone, HTC One Max with security fingerprint sensor – joining Apple as the elite in mobile phone security. Also with a screen that measures 5.9-inches and featuring a 1080p display, the One Max is certainly going to live up to its name. This puts the question on Samsung whether they will be announcing a yet another new handset with fingerprint sensor security solution within the month.
HTC’s One Max is, as the rumors and leaks had been suggesting, a rather large One, putting it on the same playfield as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. The One Max will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Sense 5.5 software on top of Android 4.3.
The HTC One Max will be available in the UK later this week, with the international release coming in time for the festive holidays.
There has been a considerable number of reports arising on Apple’s latest iPhone 5S. The Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD), which is typically a common error on Windows PCs, is somewhat an unexpected feature on the iPhone 5S.
This video detailing the issue show that multitasking between apps seems to trigger the BSOD. There have been also reports of random reboots during device use. Malaysia is scheduled to launch the iPhone 5S and 5C on November 1, so this issue could actually threaten sales during launch here in Malaysia.
Apple has released iOS 7.0.2 to primarily fix a security bugs, but the latest version does not address the BSOD and reboot issues. Several threads on Apple’s support forums highlight the problem, and a number of Twitter users have also expressed their frustration. So far there hasn’t been any reply from Apple Inc., but let’s hope this problem is merely as software issue that can be rectified with the next software update.