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Render Leaked For The iPhone 5S, I Mean HTC M7

HTC M7 render

This morning, we are getting another look at the HTC M7. Thanks to a “trusted source” with access, Unwired View has released the above image which lacks any type of branding and has an edge to edge display, but was pulled from an animation which instructs first time owners on how to insert the SIM in the M7.

According to the source, the device will measure in with a 4.7″ 1080p display, run a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and even come with an IR port atop the device. Interesting move, HTC.

Now, let’s say what everyone has said. That’s an iPhone 5, right? Since it was from an early animation, this is probably no more than a rough sketch of what the M7 will look like, so don’t go freaking out quite yet. We are currently expecting HTC to unveil the device at MWC next month.


Via:  Unwired View

  • Seriously, anything that is slab shaped is an iPhone now? Remember how every phone has rounded corners, and remove the hard to render curves on the back and it is an iPhone? The front looks way different.

  • Jim

    I don’t like it. Take that! It’s no DNA.

  • master94

    Apple’s legal team is getting ready no doubt

  • leimeisei

    Just judging by the way that looks…. Apple lawsuit in 3, 2, 1…

    • No, HTC made a pack with Apple. That means HTC pays for Apple patents. Apple can’t come sue them no more. Well 10 years I think is the agreement.

  • He’s talking about the HTC M7 vs iPhone 5S. The specs you’re seeing is for the HTC M7 but comparing the 2 upcoming smartphones.

  • duke69111

    Its a good thing this is an early photo as its ugly.

  • Tyler Casilio

    I doubbbbt it

  • NorCalGuy

    Minus that speaker/ mic on the bottom and make it black and it looks just like the phone from the new Honda commercial with the laser keyboard

  • Destroythanet

    I’ve always thought flat back designs like the iPhone 4/4S/5 sucked.

  • r0lct

    Now they just need redundant FFC and light/proximity sensors on the bottoms and it won’t matter which way you hold your phone.

  • So how are HTC’s radios? As a former Motorola Droid user and current Galaxy Nexus owner, there are times where I miss Motorola’s radios. I seem to recall the Thunderbolt not having great radios (among other things) but curious how their other phones perform since I’ve never had an HTC device.

    • Thunderbolt was a frankenstein phone, it was originally supposed to be a 3G only phone but Verizon delayed it to be used as there flagship for the LTE launch and shoe-horned in a 4G LTE radio, which they later discovered a design can’t always be changed that easily with something being added. It was one of the worst HTC phones made along with horrendous battery life, you could have it on the car charger and it would drain as it would charge it sucked that bad.

      The Galaxy Nexus I replaced with a Galaxy S3 and I couldn’t have made a smarter move, no problems what-so-ever with the S3 compared to the Nexus, the phone would over heat, randomly reboot, randomly drop a data connection, randomly drop a call, refuse to connect to a voice call, freeze up and battery life sucked. My S3 has none of that crap, even the stock battery is good.

      My first android phone was a DROID Incredible (AMOLED version) it was the best phone I ever owned, still think that to this day, even after getting the S3

    • Destroythanet

      My old Thunderbolt’s radios were far better than my GNex.

    • LionStone

      Actually my TB has great radios, I compared it to my dad’s RAZR all the time and my TB would get as good or better signal strength (dBm), even in the mountains. When my buddy visited, after he got his new GN, I watched his signal drop when he was searching something on his phone 🙁 My Incredible has great radios and the inc 4G does too, but the call clarity on the dna has been the best.

  • S.Ober

    I feel a lawsuit coming

    • Not really, Apple and HTC signed an agreement to share each others patents, and that includes designs.

      • blix247

        Source on designs please.

  • radiohead14

    verizon won’t pick this one up, since they won’t be able to plaster their ugly logo on the front


      Don’t worry, they’ll think of a way hehe

    • Not all that black is screen, alot of that around the edge of the screen is the bezel. Its kinda like the design on the Galaxy Nexus where it uses on piece of bezel for the whole front of the device making it look like the entire front is the screen when it in fact is not. its a great design illusion, makes it look gorgeous too

      HTC will put their logo on it
      and Verizon will have theirs on it too

      Here’s a edit from Evleaks

      • DraY

        With that HTC logo and Sense home screen it looks less iphone-ish… iif the back is curved and the phone is thin, HTC may be on to something.

    • lemonhead127

      I found out where they will go!

  • JolleyMan

    Let’s agree to stop using the term “edge-to-edge” display until a device actually does have such a display. That image has and edge-to-edge glass, as does my Droid RAZR, but that doesn’t mean that the display will actually get anywhere close to the edge of the glass.

    • NexusMan

      I agree…however, It’s a marketing term that means whatever the person that created it decides for it to mean…just as Apple’s so called “retina display,” does not mean that their iPhones, iPads, iMacs and iPods have an eyeball layered on top of their displays, with the actual display at the back of said eyeball containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed.

      • JolleyMan

        I will concede that a marketing department can and will say just about anything. I’m more referring to Tim’s statement regarding said display.

  • Front facing stereo speakers!


      I would LOVE that!

    • Sirx

      Front facing stereo speakers is the FYUCHAH! One of the few good things about the Nexus 10–that style of speakers is SICK!

    • NexusMan

      So iPhone 5. lol.

  • Dave

    Samsung is laughing, and waiting to see their next quarterly reports.

  • I really like this IR port… been a long time waiting!

  • LionStone

    Nah man, without the amazing iButton, I wouldn’t use that title.

  • ace

    Those ir blasters come in handy at the bar when soccer is on.

    • itznfb

      To change the channel to something other than soccer I hope?

      • ace


        • michael arazan


    • maratu

      Saw that video on reddit shortly ago, too. A seriously good prank!

      • michael arazan

        What if Apple dropped Samsung to make all the parts for its phone and went to HTC for a better price? HTC is desperate for business and would give a better rate, and Samsung just rose all their prices against Apple.

        • itznfb

          Whatever parts Apple is buying from Samsung… HTC is probably also buying those parts from Samsung…

        • HTC don’t manufacture any of their own parts?

  • bitch_please

    This is so fake.

  • LinuxLover

    It’s too ugly to be an Apple product.

    • master94

      No, it looks like the classic Apple dump, I mean iphone

  • Laki S.

    It actually doesn’t look too bad… The top and bottom (speaker?) grills could be a little smaller, and I hope to god it comes in black because that color scheme looks gross, but other than that, I may be interested.

  • I really like a design (coincidentally I like iPhone design too, just not iOS). But it will have Sense… So, no.

  • Looks like one of those phones that would have mic/speaker on both ends so it doesnt matter how u hold it.

  • mjmedstarved

    Looks dope

  • D.B.Evans

    Why an IR port? They planning to do include a universal remote control app?

    • ivorycruncher

      All the Samsung Galaxy Tab devices have IR blasters, and although the Samsung OEM “universal remote” app is worthless, TouchSquid is an awesome third party universal remote app that works quite well with my entertainment system. It even already had a built-in profile for the Nyko IR remote I bought for my PS3, always had to get a “learning” universal remote before to work with that. Would love to have an IR blaster in my phone too, would be handy sometimes.

  • First Prime

    don’t like the design to be honest

  • Other than outside dimensions, it doesn’t really resemble an iPhone 5 to me at all.

  • Ugh. Looks kind of ugly with the black and white.

  • Bionicman

    whats up with those dots…are those speaker grills? interesting design but it does kinda look iphone5’ish. also i hope its at least 5inches. i thought DNA was a great size for a phone. oh and please have at least a 3000mah battery for the love of god!

    • brando56894

      I was assuming that they are, I think they look gross.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      It’s HTC – they don’t believe in good battery life >.<

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Its like the original galaxy phone all over again. I hope htc knows what they are doing

  • Murphy

    It almost looks like the screen surpasses the edge… hmmm

    • Android Police did some more investigating and found that if you zoom in on the render, you can see where the actual screen ends versus where the bezel begins/ends. they also found that the edging of the phone is rounded like the glass on the HTC One X

  • Usmaan Bajwa

    Didnt HTC just sign some sort of “no sue” deal with apple?

    • 10 years to share each others patents, and the CEO of HTC later stated that with that agreement it will allow HTC to be more “creative” and “flexible” with its designs going forward.

      • reggie1225

        So in other words…
        Apple: Sign this and we won’t sue you so much.
        HTC: Really!? Cool now we can make the M7
        Apple: Hey, that looks awfully similar to the…
        HTC: *troll face*
        Apple: FFFFUUUUUUUUU……

  • NexusMan

    iPhone 5 doesn’t have those specs.

    • fixxmyhead

      its obviously the ifone 6

    • Noel

      And the iDevice doesn’t have such a speaker, microphone and earpiece grill either. Doesn’t mean when a device is shaped like that it is an iPhone. There are limited ways a rectangular device can be configured..and besides the top n bottom grill looks like nothing ever seen on an iPhone.