By Binu Paul email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 02, 2013 09:52 AM EST
HTC is anticipated to host a press conference in New York City and London later this month to announce its flagship M7 smartphone. While the mobile world is eagerly looking for the rumored Feb. 19 debut of M7, latest reports suggest that the Taiwanese smartphone maker may unveil two more Android phones at some point after the M7's debut.
The speculated devices are a fairly powerful M4 and a low-end G2 and they are expected to debut later this year, reports the pretty reliable @evleaks. The report further said the M7 smartphones will start shipping shortly after its pre- Mobile World Congress (MWC) announcement.
The M4 is rumored to be 'one step below the M7' and will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon SoC running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device will have a 4.3-inch 720p display and will come with 2GB of RAM (same as M7), 16GB of internal storage (M7 has 32GB storage capacity), LTE connectivity, a 13-megapixel rear and a 1.6-megapixel front cameras.
The HTC G2 is an entry-level smartphone featuring a 1GHz ARM Cortex processor, 3.5-inch HVGA display, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1400 mAh battery and the device will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. G2 will probably be the cheapest Android smartphone for 2013 from HTC.
HTC's newly designed lighter Sense 5.0 is reportedly included in its product line for 2013. The M4 and G2 handsets will join the company's Android portfolio but you will have to wait until the Spring to get your hands on the new smartphones.
According to various leaks and rumors, HTC's flagship M7 may come with a lot of high-end features such as:
- A quad-core Qualcomm processor.
- A 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 (full HD) display.
- 32GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot).
- 2GB of RAM.
- A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
- A 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Update: According to a latest report by HTCSource, the HTC M7 will hit the shelves only on March 8, nearly two and a half weeks after its rumored announcement on Feb.19. Though the sources did not clarify which carrier would be selling the device on March 8, it's speculated that the smartphone will reach the UK and Europe market before showing up at the U.S. service providers.