Black HTC M7 Surfaces, Looks Like the iPhone 5
The HTC M7 (HTC One) is heavily rumored to be HTC’s next flagship smartphone and it’s widely believed to be launching at an event next week. However, the device just can’t seem to stay in the shadows and it appears that another leak has emerged in the form of the black HTC One model that is said to be joining the white and silver variant.
In recent days, we’ve seen the rumored HTC One, formerly known as the HTC M7, emerge several different times. Specs have leaked to the surface, launch and release dates have emerged and we’ve also gotten a glimpse at what very well could be the HTC One itself.
A previously leaked image seemed to show a white and silver device with the new HTC Sense 5.0, a device that seemed to reveal itself on stage with HTC CEO Peter Chou as well. We’ve heard rumors that there will be another HTC One variant, a black colored model, and it looks like an image of that device has emerged from hiding.
The black HTC One, or what appears to be a black HTC One, has made an appearance at UnwiredView, showcasing the same device that we’ve seen, only in a different shade. Again, the image shows a device with two buttons on the bottom part of the phone, the HTC logo in the middle of them, and of course the date of February 19th in New York City which is the time and place for one of HTC’s launch events.
The silver model depicts February 19th as well but it shows London, the site of a similar launch event, and not New York City.
HTC’s device white variant indeed looked quite a bit like the iPhone 5 both from the front and back and this model also looks strikingly similar to the current-generation iPhone which launched in September of last year.
It’s possible that what we’re looking at winds up not being the HTC One but chances at this point appear slim. It lines up with the rumor we heard yesterday about the device having a front metal casing with stereo speakers placed in the front.
We also heard that in addition to arriving in Europe on March 8th that it will apparently touch down on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile on March 22nd for $199 and $299. $199 for a 16GB model and $299 for a 32GB variant of the HTC One.
The device, which will likely become HTC’s latest flagship, is expected to feature a 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 4.3 Ultrapixel camera, 4G LTE data speeds and Android Jelly Bean.