An official-looking snap of the rumoured HTC M7 has been leaked from the usually reliable @evleaks Twitter account, which means we can be fairly sure we’re looking at the real thing. The device is similar to a render we saw leaked during January, as it features a black centre section for the screen, with metallic end pieces at the top and the bottom of the device.
These end pieces both have what appear to be speaker grilles on them, suggesting the M7 will make full use of any Beats Audio software tweaks it may have, plus we can see a forward-facing camera lens in the top right of the chassis. The homescreen looks different to HTC phones of the past, which we can put down to the new HTC Sense 5.0 user interface. Another change can be seen below the screen, where the usual Android three key layout has been replaced by a Back and a Home button only.
HTC is expected to release the M7 at a special event to be held in New York and London on 19 February, where it could be joined by several other lower-range Android phones. We’ve known the device as the M7 for a while now, however recent rumours point to it being known as the HTC One upon launch. Of course, HTC has used a similar name before, but this time it appears to be forgoing any suffix.
As for the specification, it’s all speculation at the moment, however it’s widely expected to have a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, a quad-core processor, a 13 megapixel camera (which could be referred to as “ultrapixels”) and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We’re expecting all to be revealed on 19 February.