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Questionable Retailer Screenshot Shows HTC M7 Euro Launch of March 8

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The folks over at French Android site FrAndroid, received the screenshot you are seeing above which depicts a launch scenario for HTC’s soon-to-be-announced M7 handset. If real, Phone House, a big electronics retailer in Europe, is expecting to have the device available for sale on March 8 at a price of 649 euros. This date matches up to a previous rumor we saw a few weeks back. 

We’re also seeing what could be an official spec list, which shows the device having a 4.7″ FHD display, Sense 5.0, 13MP camera, 32GB internal storage, 4G LTE, NFC, and dual Beats Audio speakers. That alls sounds about right or is at least comparable to what we have heard numerous times over the last couple of months. But is it legit?

Take a look at the photo of the device. See that dotted ring in the middle? That’s the watermark that Unwired View uses whenever it publishes an exclusive image or render. In fact, here is the original render:

htc m7 render

Why would Phone House use a render from a tech site in its launch documentation for employees? Tough to tell. What we do know is that retailers screw up all of the time and have been found to have used random images from the web in plenty of internal materials. For example, go to Verizon’s Trade-in program page and plug-in the HTC Thunderbolt.

So we don’t know if it’s 100% real or not. What’s interesting, is that the spec list mentions dual Beats Audio speakers, something this render clearly shows it having. But do any of the other M7 leaks show dual-speakers? Not necessarily. Then again, HTC did hint at a new sound experience coming to their phones in 2013 – are front speakers what they are referring to? Clearly, we still have some questions as we get closer to the M7’s official unveiling on February 19.

Via:  FrAndroid

  • Rich K

    I presently use a HTC Rezound and love it. Works very well came stock with 32 Gb , 16 on board and another 16 card. The hell with cloud computing. Why pay data charges to retrive your own data or music. The Rezound is a great phone and cant see why it did not go over and be more popular. The HTC DNA is a bummer compared to my Rezound

    • HeyAHuman

      Agreed. I have a Rezound as well, and it’s been a hell of a reliable phone, and still has one of the nicest displays around. I had a small issue with the Bluetooth audio streaming losing connection sometimes, but after a few updates it seems to have worked itself out. Other than that, I’ve had a nearly flawless experience. Before that, I had a G2, just as reliable. No manufacturer is perfect, but HTC doesn’t get the credit that they deserve… Mostly because they don’t have ridiculous ad campaigns and impulsive buyers don’t do their homework.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Dual front speakers is pretty cool. Kind of makes you miss a kickstand.

    • GalaxySIV_USA

      BTW HTC patented dual FRON speakers about a year or less ago.^^

      I’m waiting for Galaxy SIV, NOTE3 and Motorola X anyway.

  • Kevin McDole

    My prediction is that we’ll see the M7 be the dual speaker rendered phone with onscreen buttons while the M4 will be the other render we’ve been seeing.

    • LionStone

      I like that prediction!

  • Is this device rumored to have on screen buttons?

    • carlisimo

      It is not.

  • Trolololololol. You guys should sue VZW for using a copyrighted image.

  • blakjakdavy

    This is that same leaked render we all made fun of from a few weeks back with a screen photoshopped on.http://www.droid-life.com/2013/01/16/render-leaked-for-the-iphone-5s-i-mean-htc-m7/

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Funny that they tried to make the original watermark go away but then added a new one to the middle. Pretty shoddy job.

  • Or plug in the Samsung Galaxy Stellar…. LOL… Now thats the mid-range 4G device we have been looking for..

  • LP

    THis looks like the perfect phone…32GB internal, front Beats speakers, battery probably great…bring to US and take my money….

    • You like small batteries?

      • LionStone

        I’m good with it as long as they are super efficient. A couple hours tethering, 2 hours screen on, over 2 hours of phone calls, etc… all 4G and 0 power management on stock dna…over 16 hours 🙂

        • We are talking about HTC right?…. good luck getting that from an HTC phone

          • LionStone

            Please re-read, “on stock dna”…You do know the DNA is made by HTC right?

          • Idk how u did it. I rarely get 8-9 hrs stock

          • LionStone

            Hmm, idk…for one, I don’t have FB installed and I don’t play games but rarely and disabled Traffic in G Now so it doesn’t keep using Maps. I keep my screen brightness at 1/3 generally. I stream Pandora and Slacker pretty regularly, watch NFL mobile videos…

  • This looks just like the fake render of the galaxy s4

  • 4n1m4L

    1+ for being featured on Verizons website by accident

  • Captain_Doug

    Could just be a placeholder…. or a fake. This was my favorite of all the renders though. It just looks unique.

    • brett

      Or looks just like a blackberry z10

      • Captain_Doug

        Huh, whaddya know. The Z10 does have quite a bit more bezel and is .7″ smaller though. It’s at least unique in the Android world. =D

  • Austin Warren

    Front facing speakers? Bout time somebody did it. Hoping for that on GS4 and Note 3.

  • KleenDroid