Jan 31 AT 9:23 AM Nick Gray 40 Comments

Rumor: HTC M7 to go on sale in early March, new color option revealed


There’s no doubt that the new BlackBerry family of phones and BB10 are getting a lot of attention right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some Android news as well. HTC has announced that they will be hosting press events in London and New York on February 19 where we expect they will unveil the HTC M7. New details from one of our sources reveal that the HTC M7′s retail launch is currently scheduled for early March.

Our source claims that the HTC M7 will go on sale on March 8. No carrier details or launch partners have been revealed, but the device is expected to hit the UK and Europe before we see it here in the US. So far, we’ve seen evidence that the HTC M7 will be sold by Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, but we have a suspicion that T-Mobile will carry the HTC M7 as well.

The last few HTC M7 leaks have shown off a black device, but our source claims that HTC is also working on a silver/white variant of the M7. While all the pictures we have seen portray a rubberized, black HTC M7, initial rumors suggested that the phone would feature an aluminum casing similar to the HTC One S and One V. A silver/white HTC M7 in an aluminum casing would most likely resemble a cross breed of the white HTC EVO 4G LTE and the white HTC Butterfly.

If the HTC M7 does go on sale on March 8, it will give HTC a much needed head start in competing with Samsung’s next flagship Android device. We’re sure the device on its own will stand up to anything Samsung is able to put out this year, but HTC should seize any advantage they can get their hands on.

Source: HTC Source

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • surethom

    Lookin forward to seeing this phone I am looking for new High end Android phone with fantastic camera that does not have a Massive 5″ screen. This with 4.7″ screen & high end camera sounds very nice. Cant wait for launch her in Wales.

    • surethom

      Also may wait to see if google/Motorola release the X phone with Very large batter & fantastic camera at I/O in May.

      Im not really interested in the Galaxy S4 if it has a screen bigger then 4.7″, the S3 is too wide already.

      • sdny8

        I’m a little leery of the x phone. Good cameras and Motorola don’t go hand in hand. Also good displays for that matter. I’m also worried about Google limiting it to 16gb to push cloud data.

        • Konstantin

          Well new leaks suggest 128GB storage with SD card, + Camera is from Sony

    • Richard Yarrell

      The Htc M7 will launch on At@t, Tmobile, and Sprint. Verizon will probably wait until 60 to 90 days because of the sales of the Htc Dna they don’t want to disrupt. I am glad to see the Htc M7 on tmobile it will be a very BIG year for Tmobile. The Htc M7, Galaxy S4, Motorola X, Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5, and iphone 5s that’s a great year.

      • Vance

        Really? You take the latest opinion from an Android and Me article then return to an older, on-topic, post and present the ideas as your own? You know it shows that your comment was made AFTER Android and Me posted that very piece, right?

        • Richard Yarrell

          My comment was posted long before androidandme posted anything. Don’t flatter yourself this site isn’t the only place for information. You guys post days after many information keep it real at least. Don’t make me laugh at you.

      • squiddy20

        1. The article states that there is direct evidence to support this phone coming to Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon, while there has been NO evidence to show it coming to T-Mobile, only a “suspicion” that it will. So, not only did you change the words around to fit your ridiculous fanboy views, but you also got the facts wrong. How sad and childish.

        2. No one knows anything definitive about any of the above mentioned phones (Galaxy S4 Motorola X phone, “nexus 5″, etc), let alone which carriers will be getting them. To think you do and the entire rest of the Internet does not is just absurd. Go home Richard, you’re drunk. Or stoned. Or just plain dumb.

        • Richard Yarrell
          • squiddy20

            1. Notice how, in the article title alone, there’s a question mark at the end. This Implies that some or all of the info provided is under scrutiny.
            2. At this point, since no carriers or HTC have come forward stating what’s what, all this info is baseless conjecture, rumor, and hearsay. And until it is officially announced by the aforementioned entities, it will remain a rumor that is subject to great change. Surely you of all people remember all those “The Galaxy Nexus will be released on X date on Verizon, we’re sure of it this time”? Idiot.

  • Nate B.

    Looking forward to other phones coming, but I will indeed be geeked out when this is shown off. You have to love new mobile tech. Even the BB Q10 has my interest.

    I wonder what the new Chrome Android Statue at GHQ was all about…could be nothing…then again ;)

  • uknowme

    I’m a rooter and I have to see what this has in store for us. I’ve loved all my HTC phones, but they are making it harder and harder for us to really enjoy them.

    • wyatt

      that’s more a function of verizon and at&t than the manufacturers. fingers crossed anyway.

      • uknowme

        Not really, HTC closed down HTCRUU.com. As well as stopped all operations lately on htcdev.com. Let’s not get into the whole S-off debacle. That and I’m on Sprint, who have been much better at not adding that many restrictions lately.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

    • kc

      Yes, I agree. With no removable battery, no microSD expansion slot, it’s of little value to us rooters.

      Anyway, like the HTC ButterFly sold here in SE Asia, this HTC M7 will similarly DOA. The ButterFly for SEA has NO NFC, so we presume it’ll be the same for the M7, with no LTE, too.

      HTC is really pushing their loyal customers away -making it so much easier to dislike and discard them. So I’ll be switching to Motorola X. Even the Sony Xperia Z is a far cry from HTC M7.

  • heat361

    I can’t wait for mwc!!

  • wyatt

    I am all for huge smart phones and nice screens. They’re great and they have a place for a lot of people; but is it asking too much for a company for make a nexus one clone with the latest and greatest chipsets?

    sometimes you just want a powerful and small formfactor phone.

  • tonyZ

    I’ll buy any phone 4.7 and under. What’s with the 5″ phones? I’m probably going with the m7

    • titan

      Lol, what’s the point of 4.7″ phones? Everything above 4.5″ is clearly ridiculous and pointless. Also I don’t see the point of any phone being the colour yellow. They should only come in the colours red, blue and black and that’s a fact.

      • wyatt

        FACT: all phones sold to americans should be red, white, and blue with an embossed american eagle on the battery cover.


    • ihatefanboys

      You do know there is not much of a difference between 4.7 and 5.0 right ? its 0.3 inches. I dont understand the want of a smaller screen. I always feel bad for iPhone users when i see them. First for being dumb enough to own an iPhone, second when I see them squinting at their phones screen while holding it close to their face. Bigger screens are easy on the eyes, plus make gaming and movie watching amazing. Dont knock it till you try it.

      • bear831

        In all honesty the size of the iPhone is more appealing to me even if the software puts me off. Many of my family members enjoy their iPhones and I can see the appeal. I would love a flagship android device around the size of the HTC 8X or smaller.

        • herbivore83

          While my personal preference tends to lean towards the size of the Nexus or the S3, I think the average consumer sees the sweet spot for size right around 4.3″.

  • jamal adam

    I wonder why they would have it released in the UK and Europe first, why not make it a global release. Aside from that I am really excited to see what HTC will have to offer with the M7, who knows, they might have another device in store for us as well.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      The issue is that EU service providers do not test the phones as extensively as they do here in the U.S.

      HTC has a release date in mind, but it’s up to the service providers to push it out.

  • Deimos86

    I have not bought a HTC phone since the G1, but i think is time to give them a second chance… I have bought almost all Samsung Devices since the Galaxy S but this time they are going too far. 4.7″ is my top, if they release the S4 bigger than the S3 there no way in hell I am getting one no matter what if features. Whats the use of my Nexus 7 Then?

    • ihatefanboys

      G1 and G2 for me , then I continued the HTC tradition with the One S. I might stray from HTC to Samsung to get a Note 2 in a few months. I really wanted HTC to put out a G3, wish they would make my wish come true. the G series was technically the first Nexus line, unofficially. Stock android at its best, I really doubt the actual Nexi’s come close to the experience of stock, and a physical keyboard.

    • wyatt

      i’ve had a g1, nexus one, htc evo 1, and my wife had an evo shift. The build quality always feels better than samsung (i’ve had epic 4g, nexus s, galaxy nexus).

      I can only speak for those two manufacturers (and apple).

  • BrianBrain

    Was just about to get a one x+ and was told it has been discontinued so I hope this means the “M7″ is around the corner

  • nandy

    sliver /white alumium casing htc design, if a battery of 3000mah is put in it, then it will be a must have

  • http://mihai.discuta-liber.com/ tmihai20

    I’d love to see a large battery in it too. I am sure HTC nailed all the other hardware aspects.

  • renyo

    Full HD 4.7″ screen! I’m in heaven… HEAVEN I tell ya!!!

  • herbivore83

    HTC had the same head start last year and didn’t make much out of it. The company MUST ditch carrier exclusives and they need to quadruple their advertising budget. All of the advertising I ever saw for the One line were ads from the carriers and not the OEM. Samsung has shown that OEM advertising is essential to breaking through in the flooded Android market and HTC has to get on the train, too.

  • triangle

    I hope this brings something more to the table than the DNA. I don’t understand why Verizon would sell this and the DNA if it didn’t.

  • Nathan D.

    My first phone was an HTC mytouch, and I still have it today.

  • donger

    I’ll take one in white.

  • clocinnorcal

    Ha! So true!