Specs of HTC M7 Revealed, Expected Launch at MWC 2013
Rumors of the HTC M7 device first surfaced in early December when multiple case and semiconductor suppliers said that the Taiwanese phone maker is sourcing for 4 to 5 million components. Tipster @evleaks today reveals the specs of the HTC M7, which contradicts earlier reports of a 5-inch display. Here's the rundown of its specs:
- Second generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core 1.7GHz processor
- 2GB RAM
- Android Jelly Bean
- HTC Sense 5.0
- 4.7-inch SoLux 1080p display with optical lamination
- 32GB internal storage
- 13-megapixel CCD with an improved image sensor, Cinesensor
- Beats Audio integration
- 2300mAh battery
With a display size of 4.7-inch, the M7 will boast a pixel density of 468ppi which is over 40% higher than that of the Apple iPhone 5. The M7 is also said to be equipped with a SoLux display that offers several improvements such as wider viewing angles, outdoor visibility and improved color accuracy over the Super LCD 2 display used in the One X/XL/X+.
Image quality and video recording capabilities seem to be the key multimedia features that HTC will be promoting on the M7, as the device will sport an improved image sensor, dubbed Cinesensor and super slow motion and video HDR recording.
The HTC M7 is rumored to be launched at Mobile World Congress 2013 next February, which is exactly a year after the debut of the One series of Android smartphones. While most of the devices launched in 2012 failed to reverse the consecutive disappointing quarters, its recently announced Butterfly model and its variants have received overwhelming positive responses from consumers, prompting the company to increase shipments to Japan. Hopefully, the M7 will help HTC reclaim lost grounds in the highly competitive smartphone market.