Before everyone gets too excited, those with inside knowledge of the device say that this image does not accurately represent what the HTC M7 looks like and that an earlier leak is closer to the phone's current design. And we could be looking at a number of different variants of the handset based on what different carriers demand. Right now, the speculation calls for a 4.7 inch FHD display with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, with Sense 5.0 installed. We'd expect to see Android 4.2 powering the phone and hopefully a large battery keeps everything running for a long time. Pricing is believed to be in the $600 range with a launch not too far after the unit is introduced. And for those statesiders who blanched at the price, don't worry as we are certain to see at least one U.S. carrier pick up the model.
We are looking forward to seeing the HTC M7 on display at MWC next month in Barcelona. Until then we will most likely have to endure a number of rumors and much speculation. But when it comes to a new flagship phone, that's the nature of the beast.