HTC M7 casing shown off in new photos and video

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| January 28, 2013

HTC M7 front and rear housing

It's been a few days since we've heard any new rumblings about HTC's upcoming M7 smartphone, but there's good news this morning for those folks that were starting to go into M7 withdrawal, some new photos and a video purportedly showing some M7 parts have made their way online. Posted by ETrade Supply, the images and clip show what looks to be the rear and front casing from an HTC device that looks fairly similar to the M7 that posed for some "in the wild" photos last week. The new video shows a physical camera button on the M7's side, a power/lock key on top of the unit, and what appears to be a speaker on the bottom of the M7's face similar to an early render that we saw previously.

The video also compares the M7 chassis to a couple of recent HTC smartphones. The upcoming handset gets shown next to a One X first, and as we suspected, the M7 ditches the curves of the One X is favor of a design that's a bit more like a rectangle with squarer edges. One device that looks fairly similar to the M7 is the DROID DNA for Verizon. The two units feature more squarish corners and a similar rear camera/logo layout, though the flashes on the two devices are located on opposite sides of the camera. The M7 appears to be a hair shorter than the DNA.

HTC's M7 is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch 1920x1080 display, a spec that seems to have gotten some support today thanks to the video's comparison of the M7 with the DNA, as well as a measurement of the front piece's screen opening. Also expected to be included with the M7 is a quad-core processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android Jelly Bean and HTC's new Sense 5 overlay. Thankfully, the M7 is reportedly set for a debut at Mobile World Congress next month, so it may not be much longer before the rumors can come to an end and we can actually see this thing in the flesh plastic. Now that we're starting to get a good idea of what the HTC M7 is all about, what do you all think of the device? Does it look like a smartphone that you'd open up your wallet for if it hit your carrier of choice?

Thanks for the tip, anonymous!

Via, ETrade Supply (1), (2)

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