Jan 21 AT 4:14 PM Nick Gray 52 Comments

HTC M7, Sense 5 pictures reveal even more details


If you’re starting to get annoyed with all the HTC M7 news lately, we suggest you move on to another story. Yesterday we saw the first believable rendering of the HTC M7, and today we have a pair of high-quality pictures that show off the front and back of the device. The good news is that the new pictures match up really well with yesterday’s renderings. The only real differences we’ve been able to spot are the placement of the flash (it’s moved from the right to the left side of the camera lens) and the Beats logo (which will probably vary depending on where service providers decide to place their logos).

Along with the pictures of the M7, there are a few new screen shots to show off HTC Sense 5 in more detail. As we saw with previous leaks, Sense 5 is moving away from the typical skeuomorphic design we’ve seen in previous versions of Sense and toward a “simple and clean” approach. We’re hoping that the Sense 5 is a lot lighter than previous versions, as that would hopefully translate into a much more responsive and fluid UI.

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Now that you’ve seen real pictures of the HTC M7 and HTC Sense 5, what are your thought? Is HTC going to have a leg up on Samsung in 2013?

Via: HTC Source

Source: Android Police

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Co1e

    I’ve always personally preferred HTC over Samsung and Sense over TouchWiz. Will it overtake Samsung though? No, but I wish them all the best. (Would love to see them back in the Nexus game in the next couple of years as well.)

    • SGB101

      I’m with you with HTC over Sammy (even tho I traded my one X for a note2), but this is ame is garbage, M7 wtf, they had a chance with the one series of making a great brand.

      The one phones was good, and they should of stuck with them, maybe launching a note competitor, called the one XL. And made the carriers like it or lump it. Then November (just gone) , launch the new 2013 One line, V, S, X and XL, giving themselves a six month jump on Samsung, then keep to a never window, trying to sell to the xmas crowd and stealing a few iso fans with it.

      If anyone at HTC would like to offer me a job, il gladly leave my current, self employed, position, the perks are shit!

      • SGB101

        A&M you really need to disable voting on guest accounts. The down voting is getting out of hand!

    • madsalad

      So far this might be the phone I want to replace my Sensation. I wanted a Nexus 4 but I think Google may have burned up all their goodwill when they took over 3 weeks to deliver my Nexus 10.

    • laxin

      Agree. HTC has had much better device design and build quality for a few generations now. All I have to say to the article is now I REALLY want sense 5.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    I don’t know why people are complaining. Sense 5 looks good to me.

  • R.S

    Phone reminds new of the DNA minus the red.

    Something tells me that HTC will screw up this phone’s chance of being a big hit by not having it on all four major US carriers.

    • dexx

      Its rumored to be launching on all four major us carriers. Most of the tech websites have mentioned this. Whether it happens remains to be seen. If they can do it, it might go along to getting their mojo back. Come on HTC.

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

    • heat361

      The front looks like the HTC 8x and the back looks like the HTC DNA.

  • renyo

    I love the back of this phone… Very clean and simple… HTC FTW!

  • Pete

    The pictures show low signal and battery. Hope that is not a sign of what is to come.

    Only joking and can only wish an unlocked version of yet another HTC wonder is not overly priced. :-)

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I really really like the simple and clean look of the actual device. The UI… I haven’t really seen anything yet. I’m more interested in functionality/FEATURES. People tend to forget about FEATURES outside stock android.

    As an example… take a look at all the Extra FEATURES on the Note 2. Samsung actually impressed me.

    But honestly I like HTC design… If this has good battery life. I’m Sold.

  • jamal adam

    Sense looks nice but again the placement of the capacitive buttons needs to be corrected. Come on HTC.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I think it’s too late to make that change now… sorry man. They seem to have their mind made up since this device definitely looks legit . . . . Honestly i’ll take anything over this ridiculous samsung home button… that I actually have to “Press”

  • Joel

    Never took to sense no matter how hard I tried…I dont know why theres so much punches on touchwiz…imo even after the ‘simplifying’ of Sense, it still looks like black n white cluster of binary code to me lol.
    But I always envied the premium feel of almost EVERY HTC handset. Wish this device all the best.

  • Vance

    Seriously, put the home button back in the middle spot! HTC lifers like me are seriously going to have to adjust if they don’t! I wonder if abandoning the “One” branding is an indication that HTC still hasn’t realized how critical brand recognition is in the highly competitive consumer electronics market, or that they have realized that, and believe the “M” line will be more universally appealing… Either way, I’m loving this device, and pulling for HTC!

    • af13

      Exactly. Also, I think we must have been typing at the same time, because I hadn’t seen this comment when I started my response.

    • Droid Sam

      There is no indication that HTC is abandoning the One line. All of HTC’s device have one or more code names that they go by. The HTC M7 is simply an internal code name.

      About button placement: lets not forget that a year ago, HTC was pushing four capacitive buttons (left to right: home, menu, back, search). There supposed “HTC lifers” have adjusted just fine to the current button setup and shouldn’t have any issues with whatever HTC puts out with the M7.

  • mario_1603

    I like this phone, HTC has nice phones..

  • af13

    I don’t understand why HTC is moving the home button to the right side. The DNA has it in the middle, so if they’re not going to follow Google’s standards, why not at least stay consistent across their own devices?

  • uknowme

    I’m a HTC guy but I don’t know. The phone looks nice but I’m not digging the new Sense. Looks too much like tiles.

    • damambt

      Im diggin’ the sticker-like icons. Hopefully the battery will last longer than 4 hrs.

      • honourbound68

        hmmm what’s with the lock icon? is that really needed? i just turn off my screen..

        • Droid Sam

          That’s the lock screen.

    • Droid Sam

      Come on people, use a little imagination here. The tile looking thing is a widget or an app. If you don’t like it don’t use it.

  • damambt

    Sooooo pretty!

    • Brian P

      Sweat kitty kitty!

      • Brian P

        SWEET!!SWEET KITTY!!! Easy now!

  • Dirge

    I personally don’t think the design is amazing or anything. It still looks like every other HTC phone out there. Sense still looks slightly cartoonish for my taste.

    As for the capacitive buttons, I could have sworn it was confirmed that they can be remapped.

    • zionlion

      I’m with you on this. Aside from SLIGHT changes, HTC produces the same phone every time. It boggles my mind. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice, simple, and clean design that has worked for a long while. But at this point, it just doesnt excite any average consumers. They all look like the same phone. This one looks to be using the Windows 8X design, which should be a good thing. But in the end, still kind of looks like every other HTC phone, no?

  • Janson

    Evo 4G was great. Evo 3D had build problems for me. Evo LTE is nice, but there’s no high speed network. My plan is to buy the M7 unlocked, but this is basically HTC’s last chance with me. And if I’m forced to see a “help” tile on my home screen, it’s over.

    Maybe Motorola can get its act together…

  • Nathan D.

    Still a nice phone

  • Robaire

    I don’t like the home button pressing on the sg3 either. I suppose it’s not such a big deal if you are not a heavy phone user. But I am and is a little irritating. I wish Sammy would do all of their buttons in the set disappearing buttons the use for the back and menu buttons. They are a functional and stylistic thing of beauty.

  • dtwhsieh

    Even bigger battery than that in One X+. Just put the Home button in the middle and HTC’s got my money!

  • Fifth313ment

    If that is sense 5, then my EVO LTE will be my last HTC phone. I love sense 4+ and going to a flat style with no more cool weather effects and icons, themes, etc and I’m gone. It’s sad as I really love HTC. But even the home buttons being switched bothers me too. HTC should have kept their quality and old phones while pushing marketing and software updates faster. This sucks…

  • donger

    Simple and clean.

  • j733

    $hit phone

    • Shoaib

      Lamer Whiner!!

  • mlynch01

    I don’t know why people are so critical of this, it looks good. I can’t wait to see both the M7 and Sense 5 in person and then decide on how good or bad it is.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I think people are more disappointed that we’re not seeing a radical redesign. Everyone who’s held the HTC 8X can agree that it’s one of the best looking/feeling HTC phones in a very long time.

  • renn9420

    Looks like I found my next phone, unless HTC comes out with a new G series.

  • BigCiX

    Add some color and it’ll look sweet.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • Nebsif

    Is this some kind of HTC fanboy site?

    Really, the bezel on the bottom is huge for 2013.. nothing new in terms of specs.

    One X is the sexiest phone ever made, and it sacrificed removable battery and mSD for the looks, fine (I still jumped ship over to sammy only because of those after 3 HTC phones mind u).

    This phone is just another boring rectangle like 8X and Xperia Z, and if the power button stays on top, huh, have fun guys.

  • nandy

    i hope this is a prototype

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      According to our source, this is pretty much the final design. There may be some minor tweaks with logo placements and colors, but the design of the device shouldn’t change.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    I’ve always wanted a sense ROM for nexus phones.

  • bennksy

    the black device shown here is not the real thing, at least not the high-end one we are all talking about here

    i think we will be surprised (i haven’t seen how it looks so don’t ask me), and it won’t be called m7

    those sense 5 screen shots should be legit

  • asiangarbage

    Nice try from this bankrupt company

  • Kaustubh_Adhav

    Woah! Big change in Sense UI! Flat icons? Is WP8 responsible for this change? The design guys probably love non-gradient colours now it seems :)

  • nandy

    sense 5 pure awesome