While HTC’s next flagship phone, supposedly codenamed M7, has been making the rumor rounds for quite some time, today is by far the most ridiculously filled-up day with “leaks” and speculations. First, we saw a pretty ludicrous render that hinted at HTC basically reusing Windows Phone 8X’s chassis for this new top-tier Android.
The info got debunked just hours later, when a couple of leaked photos that looked a little more legit placed the M7 closer to the DNA from a design standpoint. And for the trifecta to be completed, here’s another mostly design-focused rumor coming from Poland.
According to Bartosz Dul from Czujnym Okiem (good luck with pronouncing all that), the M7 has an elongated front, a very solid rectangular frame and slightly rounded corners. That sounds vague enough to be bogus, but here’s an interesting tidbit that could confirm this story’s reliability – Dul says the three hardware buttons placed under the screen are “back”, “menu” and “home” in this order.
Where did we see buttons ordered that way? Why, in today’s leaked pics, of course, so it seems these two stories are corroborating one another. Now, before getting all heated up and accusing this guy of simply putting the earlier graphic leak into words, you should know that the Polish story was published last week, being only today brought to our attention.
So, do we have your curiosity? Because if we do, there are a number of other things revealed by Czujnym Okiem (damn, it’s hard to even write that down). The new Sense 5.0 UI is in fact detailed quite nicely, although it’s a little difficult to make sense of the information (pun intended) with Google Translate.
Reading between the lines, we think the Polish writer says the interface is tidier and cleaner than before, although there aren’t that many major differences between it and previous versions. The top notification bar is transparent (nice), the lock screen and some default widgets seem to have been tweaked, while the dialer is closer to the one on vanilla Android 4.x.
A number of widgets, icons and screens look almost exactly the same as on HTC’s One series, but of course the version of Sense 5.0 supposedly tested by Bartosz Dul was more of a work in progress than a finished product.
As far as specs go, the Polish blog doesn’t provide any new insight, only recapping the following:
Can anyone say Butterfly+?