HTC M7 housing leaks, aluminum front plate confirmed

HTC M7 housing leaks, aluminum front plate confirmed
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 64GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

MWC.... All questions will be answered

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

ok now I am gonna go on recorrd and say this looks really sweet....just get the battery right htc and this'll be my phone for the first half of 2013!

2. nyuhsuk

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 28, 2009


3. wendygarett unregistered

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 :)

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i see no difference between this one and butterfly. only a dedicated shutter and smaller screen. till now we see no improvement in their new flagship, but hope they can improve it.

5. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I can't see the dedicated camera shutter button :(

7. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

it is clearly visible in the first pic.

20. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I saw it on a video in other site :D

8. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

The bezel looks better in this model then it did in the first prototype

30. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

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

9. Necromancer

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Yaay HTC.. Good work.. umm.. get the battery right this time.. A 300mAh is what we need.. :D

11. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

300 mah?

16. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

enough to boot the device ^^

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Man HTC is so worn out and lacking ideas, inspiration, passion and creativity. Sony in, HTC out

22. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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.

12. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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.

13. amitpanchal2009

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 16, 2012

it looks this beast is coming in a very slim body. and don't worry about sense 5 they already removed lags out of sense with sense 4+. to experience it just take a hands on with HTC butterfly

14. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

HTC: Showing everyone how build quality is done right.

26. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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.

15. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

htc bring us best phone of the year.. design seem to be very sexy..go HTC!!

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Stronger than the iphone

18. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Here's a video demonstrating the front and rear Housing:

21. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

thank u for the video

24. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Looks really nice! I'm travelling to the US in July, this may be my next phone :D

19. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Looks sleek

23. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

I'm don't want another 4.7 inch phone the droid DNA looks more advance than this HTC is going backwards

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Looks like a OneX update to me.

27. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

is it just me that thinks that once again the battery is goin to be very low?... lets hope its will be big just like the DNA with 0.3 inch smaller screen, LCD-3 cant wait to buy this beauty

28. mahdi_78

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

link live video: link download and live video :

29. Sam987

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

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.

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