Peter Chou shows off HTC M7 at year end party

Peter Chou shows off HTC M7 at year end party
HTC CEO Peter Chou took to the stage at HTC's year-end party, thanking the team that worked overtime on the HTC M7 last week to finalize the device. He then whipped the eagerly awaited device out of his pocket and said that "This event today is a great opportunity for testing [the camera]. I was still testing it just now." Chou then led everyone in a cult-like chant of  "M7".

Later this month, February 19th to be precise, HTC will hold its press event in New York City, at which time the HTC M7 should be introduced. HTC Chairwoman Cher Wangho said that she was looking forward to the launch of the phone later this month, and with a rumored 468ppi pixel density on a 4.7 inch screen, who isn't?

We don't blame you if you play the video below at full volume, chanting "M7" as loud as you can and waking up your household. 

source: NextTV (translated), (translated), Mobile01 (translated) via Engadget

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

I can't stop laughing after I read that Chinese sentence.... Will HTC really success till the peak? Hahaha

6. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I knw you're chinese btw

13. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

No offense wendy but you are in no position to be critical of anyone's sentence structure.

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

as it appears in the pictures, the phone looks too thick.

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

also mate it looks like a looks big!

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That is because it is basically the size of a 5 incher. Just check out the leaked M7 parts video kicking around. As you can see from the video, it is barely smaller than the 5 inch DNA. Talk about a fail HTC. They just seem to screw up with everything. A 4.7 inch screen phone that is the same size as a 5 inch phone. What the hell? Are they just going for ppi and ignoring the fact that it should be smaller than the One X and not the same size as the DNA? Sigh. Looks like a Xperia Ion and HTC 8x hybrid btw.

3. mocir

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Sect !

4. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

slow news day?

12. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Considering this news broke yesterday, yes I'd say it's a very slow news day.

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Only in PA...other websites are way faster..

34. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Well it is the weekend, weekend is a slow news day for all blogs as it's the only two resting days for every company in the world, the only exception being Mobile World Congress where we'll see a plethora of leaks on Sunday evening before the unveilings on Monday/Tuesday.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

All the best for HTC 2013!!! Sent from my Butterfly ^^

7. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

if this is the real M7 than i not gonna upgrade from my Droid DNA coz it looks ugly and thick in the picture

8. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

XpZ, GS4, and M7. Three most influential smartphones of 2013.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Let's wait until a little later in the year to announce that. I don't understand what people see in either the M7 or the XpZ to be honest. They're nice phones, but they don't bring anything different to the table. I think the Moto/Google X should be on that list as well.

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

HTC don't seem to have learned anything from last year, oddly enough. That design looks as generic as can be. Plus that's a perfect name to say "I have lost my identity and have no personality. Come on Samsung, trash me for yet another year! "

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

So true! It's starting to seem like they will never learn. All this talk about how the phone will drop on all carriers unchanged. We heard this last year with the One series. They need to stand their ground against the carriers. I'll believe it when I see it this time around.

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

if they do not place their upcoming phones on all carriers or at least TWO! then i will have NOTHING more to say about them except "Go ahead samsung take advantage of them" Ive been obviously complaining, giving advice, debating, as well as believing for them to simply just "do the things neccessary" and if they still do not see what is needed to stay alive in this on going game then I will consider "NOT" following them anymore and reading their news articles... Im sorry but it really isnt that hard to do has always had a few simple principles to follow, which are ............make your product............tell the world what its all about and why they want it (advertising?) .......and finnally, MAKE IT AVAILABLE! (all carriers?) It really is that simple........but if you cant give people the "opportunity" to HAVE your product (place on all carriers?) , then how are you going to succeed?? smh

31. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

You are a moron. If you worked for HTC, HTC would be bankrupt. Lol at this armchair warmer thinking he knows how to do "business", lmao

16. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Like Samsung design is any better? Samsung has a 1 billion dollar marketing that is why they are doing so good. I guess you never use HTC if you think they have a generic design

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Samsung is doing well because they make great products. HTC is not doing so well because they don't make great products. It isn't anything more complicated than that. The GS3 was the very first handset they heavily marketed. Before the GS3 they showed off their flagship at the MWC just like HTC. The GS1 got their foot in the door, the GS2 showed that they are a technological power house, and the GS3 built off of that. That is why they are doing so well. There is a clear and logical progression that allowed them to advertise the GS3. Throw a billion in marketing in the HTC M7 and it will end up as popular as Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 without a solid foundation to build on.

29. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Keep telling yourself that. The SG2 has wrist then both the EVO 3D and the proton on sprint but still sale the most. The SG2 was very heavy marketed. The great next thing was started with the SG2. Ask any person on the street what is the different between the SG3 and the HTC EVO 4g LTE and most will not know. Samsung fanboys are the wrost. That is why Samsung put the galaxy name on everything. The SG3 mini is a perfect example of this.

30. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Oh? Advertising is everything? Why, I could start advertising a ziploc bag full of my feces and everyone would buy it! If it's that easy, then why doesn't HTC do it? If it's a bad product, you don't advertise it because you would be telling all consumers your product is bad. On top of that, when you go inside a cell phone store, you see just about every phone on sale there, and that includes HTC phones. Face it, Samsung has become good enough to have fanboys, along with Apple. HTC can't even generate fanboys. HTC just loves to piss off all the consumers who bought their products. The HTC ONe X had a terrible battery life and 5 months after, they just released HTC One X+. Just try to think how all the One X owners felt. It was a great way to keep a loyal customer base... not. Samsung always names their phones galaxy because their galaxy series has become popular and successful. Same how Apple names their products "i" something. Ever think why HTC doesn't do something like that? Because they keep failing to create a good product line. By the way, I'm a former HTC One X user. I sold it for a Galaxy S3, and it is so much better than the One X. I certainly won't be going back to HTC until they pull their shit together.

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

HAHA The GS2 was not very marketed heavily. You are delusional if you think that it was. It sold 20 million plus based purely on being a great device. That is something HTC wishes that it can do.

38. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

I don't know you know what you are talking about. The next great Thing campaign started with the SG2. It was right before the 4S was released. Samsung make good phone but not greater or better then the LG or Sony. The AMOLED screen was the biggest saleing point for the mass consumer. Most people don't know anything about the processer. The Samsung fanboy are riding Samsung nuts. When LG had 2 gig of ram people where saying wow that is just marketing but when Samsung had it now it is great. Just like apple fanboy.

41. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The GS2 wasn't marketed nearly as much as the GS3 period. It didn't have it's own unpacked event, it wasn't the Olympic phone, it wasn't released for every carrier, it didn't have nearly as many advertisement. You can play dumb all you want but those are the facts. The GS2 sold because it was an awesome phone. You haven't provided a shred of evidence to back up your points while I have provided plenty of examples.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I like HTC model phone till their sensation series, nice design, SD Card and still OK battery. But from there its going downhill. Their design is really copying iphone concept into Android while Samsung still give me sdcard and removable battery things that i want. Based on the sales, i am not the only person that switch.

18. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

That phone he had was probably wearing a case so the final version will not look exactly like that. Plus just about all phones have a generic design, just like cars.

22. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

You mean last year when they led the way 'again' in mobile technology with the introduction of 1080p display on a mobile device? Not to mention the cascading screen edge, built-in wireless charging with excellent form factor, high power and efficiency! They announced it and it was available in one week. That's a win in my book :-) Names? Eh, it's short and simple, people complain when they're too long.

11. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

This is so bizarre.

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