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

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

Last time we heard about the M7, it was expected to have a 5" display, a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, LTE, and a 13MP camera. This time around the details are getting a bit more specific. As we expected, the M7 is rumored to have a 1080p display, but it is now rumored to be 4.7", which would put the PPI at 468. The display is said to be a SoLux display and should offer a number of visual improvements over the previous generation Super LCD 2, such as better viewing angles, outdoor visibility, and color accuracy.

On the inside, the Qualcomm CPU is said to be 1.7GHz quad-core, with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The camera is still expected at 13MP, but this time at f/2.0 rather than the f/2.2 that was on the One X. The camera is also packing a so-called "Cinesensor", which claims to both increase image quality and improve features such as super slow-mo and video HDR. The front-facing camera is now rumored at 2MP. 

As was expected, it the M7 should be wearing a fresh coat of HTC Sense 5.0, but no word on what enhancements have been made there. It is also rumored to be launched on all four major US carriers, which is something HTC hasn't done in quite a while. But, we should find out at this year's Mobile World Congress, which is slated for February. 

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1. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

18. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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."

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.

45. MeoCao unregistered

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

47. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

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

48. MeoCao unregistered

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

66. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

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

54. johnkob14

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

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.

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'.

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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!

7. Hemlocke unregistered

Winter is coming.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

^ haha whaaa?

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Already here!

11. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

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...

14. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Got a timer for your loading screen?

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

19. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

24. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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...

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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!

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

21. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

25. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

31. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

50. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Good. Then we're all agreed. ;D

23. iDevice

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

maybe this phone makes me go back to android!

26. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

you left?

30. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

35. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

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