By Stephen Schenck | January 21, 2013 11:10 AM
Yesterday we brought you a new HTC M7 render to check out, though as interesting as it was, a lot of its impact was mitigated by the news that this was no official HTC image, and one instead created as more of a speculative guess by HTC fans. In spite of that, we heard that the front side of the phone was reportedly a close match to the real deal, and lacking a better alternative (as this seemed to conflict with an earlier render of the phone’s face), at least it was something. Today, however, we get something that just might be legit, as well as some new Sense 5.0 pics to check out.
Perhaps giving some credence to that render’s accuracy, these pics appearing to show real physical hardware do closely match that imagery, at least from the front. The icons look the part, you can just make out the earpiece above the HTC logo, and now we can finally see the front-facing camera. Even the back doesn’t look too far off from that render’s guesswork, just with a slightly higher-up camera and repositioned flash. We can also see here that the handset’s volume buttons will be on the right-hand side.
As for the Sense pictures, we get a glimpse at some new widgets, including a new look for the system clock/weather display. This all appears to be very convincing, but we really can’t guarantee any sort of authenticity here. If it is a fake, it’s a quite well-done one.