Is this our first look at the HTC M7, the Taiwanese manufacturer’s 2013 flagship phone expected to launch at this year’s Mobile World Congress? The picture was purportedly captured from a training video instructing new buyers how to install a SIM into the device, and it shows a device that differs greatly from the design language of last year’s One series.
Specs attached to the M7 include a 4.7-inch 1080p display and 1.7GHz quad-core processor. More interestingly, the handset supposedly will carry an IR port on its top edge, which could be coupled with some sort of universal remote software (or perhaps serve another purpose).
In our opinion, the phone pictured here has a heck of a lot in common with a certain device from a company HTC recently signed a cross-licensing deal with. Perhaps the grounds of the deal allow for such similarities, or perhaps the device we see here does not represent the final design of the M7 at all. Rather, it could be a placeholder image used to illustrate basic functions of the phone.
Real, fake, or prototype design, this surely won’t be the last leak we see of the M7 between now and the end of February.