The mystery HTC M7 smartphone has become a big talking point over the last few weeks, with the device thought to be HTC’s first notable release of 2013. We have previously informed you that it will ship with Sense UI 5.0, but now we can bring you a first glance of what the design of the phone may look like. If you liked the design of the already-released 8X, you should love what HTC are planning with the M7.
At the moment, the phone is unannounced and after missing out on an appearance at CES 2013, we should now see the device officially unveiled at MWC 2013, which takes place in Barcelona next month. The M7 is thought to be another 1080p device, although the display size may be around 4.7-inches, not 5 as we saw in the Droid DNA release on Verizon Wireless.
Other rumored specs of the device are thought to include a 13 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera – so nice hardware specs all round if true. We’re also hearing that on top of Sense 5, will be the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, which at the moment is 4.2.
As for the design, feast your eyes on an alleged ‘official’ render above, which has been provided courtesy of HTC Source. You can see that the design is very similar to the Droid DNA and 8X, but almost an amalgamation of the two together. The large camera sensor that we saw on the 8X and Droid DNA appears to be back for the M7, while there’s also confirmation once again of the ongoing partnership between HTC and Beats Audio.
Capacitive buttons are also returning for the M7 it seems, while the overall design of the device looks a lot more polished than the 8X and Droid DNA, but bear in mind this is all based off a render. Is it legitimate or has it just been knocked up in five minutes on Photoshop?
Hopefully HTC will give us the answers soon, but either way consumers are in for a treat with this and the Galaxy S4 on the way soon.