HTC M7 leaks again, alongside claimed Sense 5.0 screenshots

HTC M7 leaks again, alongside claimed Sense 5.0 screenshots
Purported image, not render, of the rumored HTC flagship codenamed M7 has appeared, and allegedly is showing us a glimpse of HTC Sense 5.0, the next stage in the Taiwanese phone maker's own Android coat of interface paint.

If this one holds water, then the volume rocker will actually be on the right, the front-facing cam top right, which was conspicuously missing from the latest renders, and the logo on the back will be in black instead of shiny chrome.

Moreover, the leaked screenshots of what is claimed to be Sense 5.0, demonstrate a new, cleaner weather widget, and a few Live Tile-resembling widgets that will be present on the home screen for news, social networking updates and so on.

source: AndroidPolice



32. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That looks like T-Mobile's 4G indicator in the status bar. o:

31. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i guess u guys want flames decorating the back of your phone or something. how much can you do to a phone without going overboard? iphone has had the same stupid design for years. people aren't throwing a hissy fit over those

26. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Flippy clock is now GONE?!

24. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I wonder if the "EVO" variant of this device will take on a different design que. Hmm.. hopefully it does.

19. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why isnt the home button at the middle?

18. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

so far... i dont like the sense 5 its a beautiful phone... lets hope it will have a good software as well

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the M7 could be the beginning of a new love affair between HTC and myself. i'm liking the looks of this phone (aside from the capacative keys) and the looks of Sense 5 kind of a lot right now. o:

33. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It looks a lot like the WP 8X, maybe with slightly more rounded edges... I mean, the 8X is a good looking device, but I was hoping there would be something that set it apart from the rest of HTC's previous lineup. Also, the status bar reminds me of Gingerbread for some reason, just like it did on the One X. Other than that, I'm liking Sense 5.0.

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i do kind of wish the 8X's design language would stay exclusive to their Windows Phone lineup and their Android line-up gets a different treatment but this isn't a bad thing either. like you said the 8X is a good looking device. o: yeah, HTC's status bar isn't that great looking, there's definitely still some HTC stuff that i still don't like here but from the look of that launcher with the icons and the widgets it looks like this is a good start.

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It is a good design, but being too repetitive is a bad thing; unless you have a lot of reputation and hype like Apple has, and even they are starting to slip. The 8X was kind of like a smaller, more angled One X with minor face changes, and this M7 is kind of in between there. And something in general I haven't been too fond of in HTC devices is their power button, it's hard to distinguish from the rest of the device with just your finger, and lacks a good tactile feel. Sense is getting better, just not quite there yet. So far, this is definitely a step up from Sense 4. I love HTC, but some of their hardware and software elements are getting weary.

15. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

it will be a great phone like people was saying about samsung galaxy s3 is to big or is urly an see what happin an that what it count

14. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

woww there is very beautifull monster.. sense 5 is unique..very sipmle and clean.. like it..go m7

13. uchis

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

weird placement of home button ...

12. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

Looks awesome!

10. thelegend6657 unregistered

I don't want sense to be toned down . One of the reason I like sense other than its beauty is the in your face BOLD approach

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

same idea here , sense was different because it was very bold and clean , this looks like they applied dry paint over vanilla icons and steamed ironed them flat

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Sense 5 offers some bits from windows phone, it seems ..just makes it better looking

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

looks like the designer was a bit lazy ,

17. Feanor

Posts: 1450; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I agree. HTC never managed a high quality design. They were always good with high quality of materials and good construction but not with design itself. All my product designer acquaintances always regard HTC design well below Apple, Nokia and Sony. I am afraid that for me even Samsung is doing better than HTC in terms of design, apart from materials used.

3. MeoCao unregistered

This looks credible, very handsome device. It looks like Butterfly which is not bad. Hopefully the phone will have new cool features more than Butterfly beside the screen size.

5. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

agree, i always love sense. But ever since i saw xperia z, i fell like every poly device overshadowed... I hope its not final design...

2. joshOps85

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

no different to butterfly

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it looks like a 8X

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I hope this is not the real and final m7, htc can do better than this!

4. MeoCao unregistered

We geeks naturally want new design all the time. But building on success is the proven strategy. Butterfly is successful and very cost effective design so it's understandable HTC uses the design for M7. SS has been doing the same thing. Actually all SS phones now look like GS3 and sell by truck loads.

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Yeah most of us want a new design and I suppose htc is now trying not to put all its attention on build quality(design is one example). In my opinion, the design of the butterfly(with those red colors), one x and even sensation are more attractive than this leaked m7 pictures. But since they're moving on with a new strategy(innovation ), let's just see how it goes

20. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Agreed. But the design of this phone is more like an android version of the WP 8X than butterfly/DNA. Anyone who disagrees with me, you're welcome to thumb me down.

21. MeoCao unregistered

I disagree, this design has curved glass screen which is raised from the borders, 8X has flat screen. The similar features are minor like the speaker...

27. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

both droid DNA and 8x have curved glass screen, just so you know :)

28. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

both 8x and DNA have curved glass display.

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