The biggest brother of the One family has once again smiled for the camera on Chinese site ePrice, showing off a few things that we've yet to see on the 5.9-inch beasty. For starters, this model feature a removable back, but before you get too excited about that, we'd like to throw out the reminder that most HTC devices for the Chinese market have removable backs. That's just a thing over there.

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Aside from that, however, we also get a closer look at the fingerprint scanner, which happens to have its own toggle in the somewhat-new toggle menu (this menu is also present on the One Mini). So you can easily turn the thing off if you're not really in the mood to scan any fingerprints that day. But let's be honest with ourselves here – if you have a fingerprint scanner on your phone, you're going to want to scan all sorts of fingerprints. Perhaps start your own database of fingerprints, should the need for such a thing ever arise. Might be a good thing to have on hand.


Otherwise, it also looks like HTC's behemoth is going to feature a dual-camera mode – not unlike that on the Galaxy S 4 – which will allow both the front and back cameras to be used simultaneously. So you can shoot selfies and grab pictures of stuff at the same time! I guess that's neat.


At this point, we're only missing a few details from this fatty-daddy One; namely price, release date, and carrier info. It appears to be close to completion, so hopefully release details will start to trickle out in the coming weeks.


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  • http://platypus.blox.pl/ najodleglejszy

    well it takes too pixelated photos for my taste

    • JP

      It's a feature. Floating cam app while playing minecraft.

      • http://platypus.blox.pl/ najodleglejszy

        that makes much more sense, thanks for explaining!

  • gomfam

    is that an SD slot I see?

    • Matthew Merrick

      the chinese One has it as well. i wouldn't expect any non-chinese versions to have it.

  • Tony

    Course when the original launched, people were like I want a removable battery and the response was always something like: "they can't make it sexy and have a removable battery"....lies!!! I want my American removable battery version HTC, why do you hate us!?

    • HebeGuess

      Response to your statement, should I say "americans hate themselves?" [no offense] because the first phones from HTC that introduced sandwiched battery was american design, Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Since then their Android counterpart follow the suit.


      • Cherokee4Life

        hey now.. The first HTC phone I bought was the HTC EVO 4G BECAUSE it has a removable battery. Since then HTC as forgotten about me and I want my removable battery back. I don't care what people say and how its easier for them to make it non-removable... I just want a phone where the freakin battery comes out. Isn't the customer always right????

        • JP

          Umm... in IT? No.


        • HebeGuess

          Hmm... I did't leaned to either sides, removable battery VS non-removable battery.

  • HebeGuess

    Actually Eprice stated this is indeed a China Unicom device, no suprise for a removable backs.