HTC M7 - A First Look At The Upcoming Flagship Smartphone

By Anu Passary email: a.passary@mobilenapps.com | Jan 17, 2013 10:29 AM EST

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HTC's upcoming flagship smartphone for 2013, dubbed the HTC M7, is in the news again. The oft-rumored smartphone has been spotted online and reports are once again pointing to a MWC 2013 debut.

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Last week, leaked shots of the alleged HTC M7 with Sense 5.0 in tow surfaced on the Internet and now well-known tipster "@evleaks" has shared via a UnwiredView post what it claims to be the render of the smartphone.

"Thanks to a trusted source with access to an early version of its firmware, we've finally been given a first look at the HTC M7, a flagship device meant to reverse the fortunes of the slumping Taiwanese manufacturer. The render is apparently part of a short animation clip instructing new owners on first-time SIM card installation," noted @evleaks in a UnwiredView post.

The HTC logo is notably absent in the screenshot, suggesting that this is not the final design for the M7. The leaked image bears an uncanny resemblance to the back of an iPhone. However, even if the final version of the HTC M7 looks like a rehashed iPhone, the company will not get into any trouble as it has a reciprocal licensing agreement with Apple, which it signed in 2012.

The report also lets on yet another juicy detail - the HTC M7 will come with an IR port, which has been placed the near the power button.

Rumors have been rife that the HTC M7 will be more powerful than the company's 5-inch Droid DNA with its 1080p display, and will unveiled at the MWC 2013 in Barcelona in February.

The HTC M7 is expected to sport metallic unibody design and a 4.7-inch full HD display with 1980 x 1080 pixels resolution (448ppi). The M7's display resolution is touted to be 40 percent higher than the Retina display of the iPhone 5.

Moreover, the smartphone is expected to feature a SoLux display, which is apparently superior to the Super LCD 2 panel found on the HTC One X and HTC One X+. The HTC M7 is also speculated to have 1.7GHz quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel primary camera, 32GB of on-board storage, and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone is expected to pack in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Additionally, per the UnwiredView report, the HTC M7 will sport a price tag of $600 or slightly upwards for the unlocked version. The handset is expected to release within a few weeks of its MWC unveiling.

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