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HTC M7 specs change a bit, still planned as HTC One X successor

0. phoneArena 17 Dec 2012, 16:08 posted on

Almost two weeks ago, we saw some rumors talking about the HTC M7, which is the company's heir to the throne. The M7 is expected to be HTC's next flagship device in Q1 of 2013, and take over the mantle from the HTC One X. The specs that we saw last time have changed a bit, but they are still adding up to one impressive smartphone...

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posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:12 12

1. menny07 (Posts: 89; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I've always loved sense. Especially the lock screen! Hopefully this new flagship has sufficient battery life :(

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:12 7

18. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It's HTC, so don't count on it. They are the same company that said "customers don't want battery life, they want thin phones."

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:36

44. MeoCao (unregistered)


HTC flagship now is Butterfly/DNA, not One X+, so M7 looks like a second flagship or even midrange phone the way One S is Mdirange to One X flagship.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:45

45. MeoCao (unregistered)


I did not see M7 had 1080p, but this is same as DNA?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 22:37

47. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


You want something more than the latest and greatest technology that has only been out on one phone so far?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 22:59

48. MeoCao (unregistered)


Yes sure, that's why I think there's not much difference btn Butterfly and M7.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 18:51

66. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


Yes. It's basically a slightly smaller DNA for everyone else.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 03:15

54. johnkob14 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I wouldn't count Butterfly as a flagship since Europe isn't getting it and think its only shipping in china

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 06:07

55. MeoCao (unregistered)


I guess HTC does not have enough screen panels to launch the phone everywhere.

This phone is a success so there is no reason HTC doesn't bring it to Europe.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:29 5

4. Droiddoes (unregistered)


"Almost two weeks ago, we saw some rumors talking about the HTC M7, which is the Chinese company's heir to the thrown"

LOL 'thrown'.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:39 3

6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Ha! I knew that didn't look right. And what makes it worse is that I've been doing a marathon run of Game of Thrones over the past week!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:45 3

7. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Winter is coming.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:55

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


^ haha whaaa?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:42

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Already here!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:56 2

11. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I really hope the next HTC phone will answer everyone's complaint. SD card, battery capacity, and etc... Sense itself is definitely not a problem, cause the enthusiasts will always root their phone and flash custom ROMs, not to mention Sense itself has been getting faster and faster. If the rumor of the phone being released on all four major carriers is true... then HTC will definitely be having a comeback.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 16:59 2

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


WE NEED BATTERY!!

also im glad its gonna be 4.7 inches, thats dope... everything sounds right we just need the battery to seal the deal...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:01

14. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Got a timer for your loading screen?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:09 1

17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


With a larger battery than the DNA and a smaller display than the DNA, hopefully it gets at least as good of battery life. Another hour or 2 would be great. All reviews I've seen have put the DNA at 12-13 hours so anything better is fine with me.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:17

19. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I disagree. Minimum should be 16 hours with 3+ hours of screen on. With 4hrs screen on it should net 12-14. That is the minimum IMO. If I can't make it a whole day at work without my battery failing, I'm not buying.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:21 1

24. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Right now I'm only getting 10-11 hours of battery so 14-15 hours sounds perfect. I'm not disagreeing that a larger battery would be better but besides the Maxx that kind of battery life doesn't come standard. Although a removable battery would be so nice...

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:05

16. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Can you have a wet dream while you're awake? Cuz I just did. 4.7" 1080P? Ideal. The DNA is just a tad too big for me so this should be perfect. C'mon on screen keys!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:19 1

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea i agree.......this phone will be highly close to perfection!.... given the ideal size it will have :)

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:20

21. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I would rather a 4.3-4.5 with a small bezel about the same thickness as a Rezound and with a 2500 mAh battery from the get go. Or 3k mAh and try to go after the Maxx. Throw in an SD and open source the drivers, and I would actually, for a moment, reconsider buying another HTC. Until then, no deal.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:23 1

25. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Open source drivers? I thought I was dreaming. ;D As thick as a Rezound? That's pretty thick. Why not as thick as a Razr Maxx? Motorola proved you can have a slim device with a large battery.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:59 2

31. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Well, it seems like Moto traded thickness for width. I would rather a phone that isn't nearly as wide(I use my one handed a ton) for something that is a tad thicker. I will agree though, the rezound, especially considering it's tiny 1600 mAh battery, could have been many times thinner. I also agree with your statement/reply above.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 23:52

50. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Good. Then we're all agreed. ;D

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:21 2

23. iDevice (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


maybe this phone makes me go back to android!

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:23

26. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


you left?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 17:58 1

30. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


if it has removable battery and sd card expansion then I might be interested.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 18:28

35. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Hey Michael, what phone did HTC ever have on all four U.S carriers? I think of one.

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