HTC M7 introduction might be sooner than you think
0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2013, 12:46 posted on
The HTC M7, the next flagship phone for the Taiwan based manufacturer, might be introduced before MWC if a tweet is correct; according to a person who claims to have various sources thanks to his spending years in the field, the handset with the amazing 468ppi pixel density will be introduced during a dedicated event in London on February 19th...
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2. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
if the device looks like the 2nd leak ( the one with the missed placed home button) this will be the one htc device that i will probably not opt for if it comes to Sprint. if it sports a different chassis then i will toss this into the running for my next phone (secretly im leaning towards the x... if its not just a rumored device)
3. JWS65 (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
I wonder what M7 offers that DNA doesn't do already on verizon? If comes too early on verizon, it's not good for DNA. Good for others on other carriers though.
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3510; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
A better processor and GPU mainly. It'll be a DNA with Tegra 4 (maybe Snapdragon 600), an upgraded camera, bigger battery, and updated software. Seems like a good upgrade, but way too soon for Verizon. Verizon should pass on this.
14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
No, the Htc M7 will have Snapdragon S4 pro. The Tegra 4 and the next Gen snapdragons are not available yet.
26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3510; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Tegra 4 and S600 were both supposed to be available in Q1 2013. Last time I checked, February is Q1.
Vizio already announced their Tegra 4 tablet, why can't HTC announce a Tegra 4 device a month later?
Announcing doesn't mean release. Tegra 4 and the S600 might not be available at announcement, but they should be available before release. OEMs do that quite a bit.
22. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Its a minor update to the DNA nothing worth upgrading for since the DNA is getting sense 5.
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3510; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
True, but when? Verizon and HTC aren't well known for updates, Verizon being the worst of the two. Somebody may just want the M7 for the jump in software.
7. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
hopefully a redesigned chassis and a uniform design of worldwide carriers so we can get get back to proper development levels on HTC'S devices and better accessory selection to rebuild a mainstream customer base.
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1167; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Thunderbolt II, Evo HD and the m7 for AT&T lol
8. emadshiny (Posts: 997; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
when every manufacturer introduces its high-end device in a separate event, then what is the use of event like MWC or IFA??
13. true1984 (Posts: 243; Member since: 23 May 2012)
prototypes and low to mid range devices. high end and flagship devices always get announced separately
21. emadshiny (Posts: 997; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
in this regard, those events become boring. look at CES of this year. if Sony didn't introduce Z/ZL, then imagine how boring the news could be. the following events are no exception as well.
29. jan25 (Posts: 351; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
i think they want to rush out their flagship before the S4 just like last year.
9. AfterShock (Posts: 908; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
HTC, please amongst other things, get your product naming down an stick to it for a couple years.
10. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
468 PPI hmmm!!! this will be hard to beat for 2 months atleast in Android world!!!
12. emadshiny (Posts: 997; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
it is not a difficult thing to do. just decrease the 4.7 to 4.6, then the ppi will become more than what we would have on this phone. the resolution is the same as butterfly but because the screen becomes smaller the ppi increases. easy as that.
23. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
1080p is already overkill for smartphones your not going to notice any difference between a 400ppi phone and a 500 ppi one...
25. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
It's here to stay whether you like it or not.
16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1802; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Bad reporting. The tweet didn't say T-Mobile's not getting it. It said that there was no concrete evidence as of yet that the carrier would be getting it.
17. skymitch89 (Posts: 969; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
T-Mobile might not officially get the "M7", but I'm sure that one of the international versions will be compatible with the network.
24. HDShatter (Posts: 1014; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
The international will be compatible but I doubt it will have 4g/lte bands.
18. Twisted247 (Posts: 193; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
HTC should NOT unveil it before MWC in my opinion. They need a new person in the marketing department one who oversees the launch and marketing and backing of the phone. Cause HTC can still make a solid product that is very worthy of a contending spot. They just do a very poor job with getting it out their to the public. In the States this is true anyways, cause personally I don't think being the first to market a product which will be on every major manufacturers lineup is the best thing to do.. Reason being is you want to leave a lasting impression, people always want the LATEST and greatest with more emphasis on the LATEST. So In my opinion it would be better to launch it slightly after MWC because you have 3 options.
1) You launch it before and it gets recognized but then MWC comes along and people get flooded with all the new gadgets and people can forget about it.
2) Which is similar to 1 you release it at MWC but it also faces the chance of being lost in the midst of several other releases at the event.
3) OR you release it slightly after so you know there won't be much more coming from the competition as for releases and you will be fresh on the consumers mind. Not to mention when you walk into your local carrier and say "what do you guys have?" they reply with "well we have x, y, and z or; we also have the BRAND NEW "Insert HTC name here(M7)" which just came in"
20. milesboy5 (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I totally agree with what you said. It definitely makes more sense (no pun intended) for HTC to release the m7 after the MWC so that it receives more attention. Especially since they are already behind Samsung and other...if they want to make a resurgence then they need all the attention they can get.
19. lkjhg755 (Posts: 80; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
No T-Mobile? Well never mind then...
What's the point of releasing just days before MWC? I was hoping this was saying release within 2 weeks.
28. jphillips63 (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Well if it don't come with expandable storage then it's useless in my book. HTC needs to do two things put the sd card back in there devices and put a battery equal to the razr maxx if Moto can do it anyone should be able to.
30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
If this get announced so early , why is the HTC Butterfly for ?