January 17, 2014 -
Maybe, but the jury is still out.
Rumors surfaced this week to suggest a new fingerprint sensor – and placement – could be expected in the new device, based on leaked photos of third-party cases discovered online. Found by GottaBeMobile, the third-party case has a cutout on the back for the camera (and an LED flash by the look of it), but there is a mysterious hole above the camera cutout that looks like it could be for a fingerprint sensor.
The Android user community is torn on whether this is definitive evidence or not for a couple of reasons: the placement of the fingerprint sensor “space” is slightly odd and there are competing rumors that the device could feature an extra camera lens for low-light shooting.
Based on the size, if the hole in the case is meant for a fingerprint sensor, it would mean that the company would be using a new model, according to Android Community.
As of yet, this device still doesn’t have a name and also doesn’t have an official launch date. Suggested names so far have been the HTC M8 or One Two.
Reported previously, the HTC One has an embedded fingerprint sensor below the camera. If these new rumors are true and these third-party cases indicate a fingerprint scanner really is to be expected for the new HTC device, it would be located above the camera.