HTC M7 housing leaks, aluminum front plate confirmed
posted by Nick T. / Jan 28, 2013, 5:58 AM
HTC appears to be having a hard time keeping its upcoming Android flagship under cover. The HTC M7, as it is currently being referred to, has been leaked a number of times already, along with its hardware specs and spy shots of an alleged working unit. And now, some of the device's components have been revealed online, which gives us further details about the handset's design and construction.
What you can see in the images below are the front and back plates of the HTC M7, or at least that's what their source claims them to be. At a glance, these look like components made for the HTC DROID DNA or the HTC Butterfly, but several alterations hint that the parts are for another handset. For starters, the camera flash is on the other side, and the front-facing camera has been moved as well. There is also a tiny hole on the back, presumably for a noise-cancelling microphone.
The panel itself – partially made out of aluminum alloy, is said to be 7 centimeters wide and 13.7 centimeters tall, while its screen section should be big enough to accommodate a 4.7-inch screen. Interestingly, HTC has decided to outfit the M7 with a dedicated camera shutter button, so let's hope that we'll see some improvements in the camera department as well.
And that's the upcoming HTC M7 for you! We sure hope to hear more about the smartphone soon, preferably from an official source. Rumor has it that the smartphone will be made official on February 19, right ahead of MWC, and some U.S. carriers have already expressed interest in adding it to their rosters.
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- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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MWC.... All questions will be answered
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:05 AM 1
I want to see Google+ success so badly, HTC, if your friendstream manage to integrate with Plurk and Flickr, why can't the Google+, please listen to your customers so that we can make one post in Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in the same time :)
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:09 AM 1
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I can't see the dedicated camera shutter button :(
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:13 AM 0
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The bezel looks better in this model then it did in the first prototype
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:21 AM 4
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wait... this will change.. dont forget you need some space for the buttons and space for the screen.. so it will be smaller then it seems here.. beside i saw i video that they massure it and its too big for 4.7 so prob the bezel will be bigger
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 12:08 PM 0
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Yaay HTC.. Good work.. umm.. get the battery right this time.. A 300mAh is what we need.. :D
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:32 AM 0
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Man HTC is so worn out and lacking ideas, inspiration, passion and creativity. Sony in, HTC out
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:33 AM 6
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lacking ideas? People then say HTC makes too few designs, and no one knows what HTC devices are supposed to "Look like". Like with iphone and galaxy lineups. I think this is great, since the butterfly isnt being released worldwide and this will.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 8:14 AM 6
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the design is really a trademark for HTC devices, i like how simple their devices are and yet they feel premium in the hand. i hope sense 5 won't disappoint, sense 4 was great but they're as laggy as hell.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 6:53 AM 1
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HTC: Showing everyone how build quality is done right.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 7:14 AM 8
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I love HTC. They were my go to manufacturer for two years, but all of my HTC screens got dust under them and needed to be constantly swapped out for refurb phones from Sprint and T-Mobile. Once HTC decided to go with the fixed battery design I had to drop them. I burn batteries down quickly as a construction superintendent so I need the ability to swap batteries myself. I wish they would combine their build quality with a phone that has a user replaceable battery.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 9:09 AM 0
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Here's a video demonstrating the front and rear Housing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 7:42 AM 2
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Overall,I guess HTC has done an awesome job with this but looking at the back,it feels as if there's gonna be no way to open it up.This might mean non-swapable battery just like the Butterfly/Droid DNA which is pretty much the same design.
posted on Jan 28, 2013, 11:26 AM 0
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