By Sumit Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 22, 2013 12:50 PM EST
The alleged HTC M7 is making its appearance again and again and within a span of just two days, two images of the M7 have been leaked. However, the most recent leaked image shows the M7 running on HTC Sense 5.0.
"We've been seeing a flurry of photos recently and this to be the most legitimate one yet. This is also obviously a photograph of a real piece of hardware, not a render," reported Android Police.
Regarding the previous image, Android Police noted that the flash is on the opposite side of the camera, the HTC logo appears to be a glossy black and not the shiny embedded chrome that the mock-up portrayed. The Beats logo on the smartphone logo does not have any accompanying text. Also, the leaked image lacked an FCC logo or any other product certification marks. Android Police also noted "we wouldn't consider this design 100% final."
HTC has not confirmed the HTC Sense 5.0, but a few leaked images also show the latest Sense 5.0 running on the M7. Notably, the leaked image shows the home button on the far right of the screen rather than the middle.
From the leaked image, it seems that the front-facing camera will be on the top-right corner of the device which was absent from the previous render, and that HTC may be including some new, bright rectangular widgets (similar to Windows Phone 8 Live Tiles) that will provide users with easy access.
A quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 processor is expected to power the HTC M7. The smartphone is likely to sport a 4.7-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 468 pixels per inch (ppi). The device is speculated to have 32GB of on-board storage with option to expand the memory using a microSD card. Sprint is alleged to carry the M7 in the U.S.
It is difficult to decide if the recently leaked images are real or fake. We will have to wait till HTC makes an official announcement, which highly likely to be at the upcoming MWC event in February.