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Hey Look, Another Supposed Picture of the HTC M7

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OK, so is this the real HTC M7? It could be. It certainly looks a heck of a lot like the purported render we saw earlier on Sunday. Funny thing is, that render was supposedly a mock-up or not real, yet this picture of a phone that mimics it entirely is now, real. Just making sure I have that straight before we dive into it. If that even straightened any of it out.

Sooooo, what do we have? Well, aside from the picture of the back looking mostly questionable (in my opinion) (or it’s just a terrible photo), the front has the same look as the render from earlier – icons all match-up, as does the weird arrangement of hardware navigation keys.

As far as new things go, we have two clocks that look like they were pulled straight out of the ugly section of Beautiful Widgets. And are those Windows 8-inspired tiles in Sense 5.0 (pictured below)? We also have blocked out versions of Android, weird resolutions on the screenshots, and all sorts of “Confidential” watermarking, something that HTC does do with their prototypes or test devices.

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You guys tell me what you think about these last couple of HTC M7 rumors. I sort of doubt that this M7 device is some elaborate hoax. If it is, then bravo again to some internet troll in a basement with too much time on his hands.

This could very well be the phone, the only issue I have is – what’s the killer selling feature here? I’m seeing a big screen, new Sense, and a similar look to the DROID DNA. What else am I missing?

Via:  Android Police

  • Christopher Riner

    How in the hell do you access the app drawer on this thing? And yeah, I’m thinking that back definitely looks a little off. Like the light for the background doesn’t match the amount of light on the phone. Either way, sweet device, looks like a Sony xperia z crossed with a one x. If sense turned awesome I’d be down for a phone like that.

  • Fifth313ment

    Arg, if that is sense 5, then my EVO LTE will be my last HTC phone. I love
    sense 4+ and going to a flat style with no more cool weather effects and
    icons, themes, etc and I’m gone. It’s sad as I really love HTC. But
    even the home buttons being switched bothers me too. HTC should have
    kept their quality and old phones while pushing marketing and software
    updates faster. This sucks…

  • sith77

    DUNNO , i REALLY like my HTC DNA form and design . The think body no too big no too small its a GREAT phone and works amazing . seems like they used the same form factor for this as well . im REALLY hoping for the 4.2 update possibly with sense 5.0 update would be awesome . i love my DNA very happy owner here.

  • So why is this called the M7? It looks exactly like the DNA/Butterfly…

  • Tyler Casilio

    Is it weird that the 4G symbol doesn’t say LTE?

  • Tyler Casilio

    Is it me or are they almost doing a Windows thing in that one screenshot?

  • Matt Judkins

    I think, and have for some time, that except for the processor being bumped up, that this phone will be the Droid DNA for the other carriers.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Wtf why did they move the home button? That’s going to be super awkward

  • Dave

    Seems rather…”meh”. I’m more excited about the Xperia Z than this.

  • Wow, and it looks exactly like all the other recent releases that HTC has put out. I think HTC really needs to change up their design. Really this supposedly M7 looks like a mini version of the $179 Cricket Desire C I sell everyday.

  • NicholasGoss

    I just don’t understand their reasoning. They wonder what they are doing wrong, so they make a great phone, out of awesome hardware. They put the newest (at the time it was being designed) version of Android on it, then it goes downhill. They bloat it with a skin that has not gotten lighter (what they said during the One X release), then they put hardware buttons on it. The DNA is doing well with hardware buttons (somehow) so they decide let’s switch up the order! Putting the least used of the three buttons at the center. I just don’t get it.

  • Jack Hoffman

    Maybe it’s just me, but I see a faint shadow box area where you’re saying the HW Nav buttons are. I’m not so sure they are, in fact, hardware. They look like they could, in fact, be software buttons.

    Not that HTC’s history would make that likely, though…

    • NicholasGoss

      Unfortunately the screenshots do not include them, so I think they are in fact hardware.

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Dude…. the extra feature would be its sexy design. It is pretty much an HTC 8x, not really a DNA. And I have been begging for an HTC 8x with Android on it. That Windows Phone is so sexy!

    • Chris

      I don’t really like it that much =/

  • dezignstuff

    Definitely like it. I hope the sides are less sharp compared with the 8X, but otherwise, it looks 8Xish to me. I would also like an SD card, and for Android to handle SD cards properly within the OS.
    And here’s to hoping we are finally rid of the … menu bar.

  • Rodeojones000

    “We have two clocks that look like they were pulled straight out of the ugly section of Beautiful Widgets.”

    Otherwise known as all of Beautiful Widgets since their 5.x.x updates.

    Regarding the device, does anyone actually care? It’s an HTC phone, so it’ll be an absolute piece of crap filled with Sense.

  • Bloopersz

    HTC needs to change things up..if kept on this road, the more phone they produce, the less interested consumers become.

  • eli

    Is it me or is the bottom bezel huge like a galaxy nexus? could it be those are on screen keys?

  • “And are those Windows 8-inspired tiles in Sense 5.0…”

    I think thats the first time I’ve seen “Windows 8” and “inspired” in the same sentence!

  • greeknasty

    skin flooded phones. no thanks.

  • gobberbottom

    Wow kind of a let down, this phone looks almost exactly like their Windows 8 phone the 8X, just black and Androidified.

  • Destroythanet

    Why does the RAZR M seem to be the only phone with the side bezels cut down in size?

    • dezignstuff

      The Razr M does a lot of things right, but it is an ugly piece of 1990’s plastic assembly. Complete with showing screw heads. I’ll take this over the M any day. I like the current HTC formula. Comfortable in the hand, good materials, decent specs, and ‘enough’ battery.

      • Destroythanet

        My point is about side bezels: No one seems to be trying to do edge-to-edge displays on the sides except Moto on one midrange phone.

        • kidtronic

          The Xperia ZL is pretty much edge to edge. HTC really missed the mark here though.

    • Captain_Doug

      Have you heard rumors of the Razr M HD? That’s getting me excited.

  • artsr2002

    Hello thick-ass side bezels!! Goodbye M7!!! I like that manufacturers are adding items such as 1080p screens and higher-speed multi-core processors but if you are going to install large screens, please, please for the love of technology, make them damn bezels as small as you can!!!!!!!!!!

    • JolleyMan

      This is precisely why I was grumbling about the previous articles referring to it as an edge-to-edge display.

    • Ezizzle

      I agree. It’s strange because from the looks of it my DNA’s bezel is smaller than this phone. Anyone notice the bottom bezel is very big? Could it be those a software keys and just blend in with the bezel?

  • jsingh

    this mofo is getting leaked like Kim Kardashian’s sextape

  • Everyone’s bitching about HTC needing to change it up software-wise. They try to shake it up and everyone says HTC is doing it wrong. Cut the guys a break for at least trying. Lol.

    • Sea ttletech

      Its probably because of the constant letdowns.

    • kidtronic

      There’s no such thing as ‘E for Effort’ when you are grading with your wallet.

      • Captain_Doug

        That’s quotable.

  • Stacey

    Not impressed. Even then I really hope this phone is waterproof if it shares some of it’s design with the Droid DNA/J Butterfly , we need more waterproof phones in the market, and it should be an standard feature .

    • Sea ttletech

      Agreed with all the natural disasters.. lakes toilets and bathtubs

  • Trueblue711

    Much, much better. Glad HTC ditched the curved back and improved the camera lens appearance.

  • Rich Koos

    Why is the htc logo in the notification bar all the time?! Was that in sense 4+? That would really annoy me.

    • ok

      Probably just a notification they didn’t clear. It moves over.

      • Rich Koos

        I mean I wouldnt want to have that pesky wifi notification and an htc logo in my notification bar for no reason.

    • NemaCystX

      HTC logo is for Sense Hub probably just saying there are updates available or new items on the Hub etc. Thats what it was on Sense 2.x (non-Verizon devices)

  • Sea ttletech

    Was so excited about HTC flagship phone. Thought they might do things right for once. But once again let down . At least the galaxy s4 is coming out sooner now!

  • Captain_Doug

    Still don’t like it. I had my hopes up big time.

    • At this point, I’m sort of with you. The more I see (assuming it’s real), the less I like.

      • Captain_Doug

        I was just really wishing for on screen keys. This picture also shows off its fat bezel. I don’t car to much about sense 5 because of rooting but that hardware is displeasing.

      • It’s a really elegant design but way overused by HTC! Thinking back, they’ve been using pretty much the same fundamental design since before the days of the Thunderbolt!

    • Kheir Francis

      I’m agree with you, Sense 5, not a eye opener

      • michael arazan

        Wonder if they would put sense on a windows phone?

        • Just_Some_Nobody

          Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think MS allows this.

          • Bob O’Daniel

            You are correct.

          • palomosan

            MS Windows 8 is not Open Source, Android is, that’s the reason why all manufacturers put a skin on it

          • Christopher Riner

            I used to read word up magazine. Salt and peppa and heavy d up in the limousine . Hangin pictuhs on my wall, every Saturday rap attack mister magic marky mark..

    • Mack

      Seems like most people, including myself, want HTC to put out a killer flagship Android phone. Once again it’s starting to look like they’re coming up short in one way or another. I had my hopes up too.

    • Kevin McDole

      If this is real it’s going to bring tears to my eyes…of sorrow.

    • EvanTheGamer

      You should just go with the SGS4. You won’t regret the way you look(while holding this phone), Samsung guarantees it!

      • Captain_Doug

        I don’t buy Samsung. Build quality is a priority.