The M7 is HTC's rumored flagship for Q1 2013
posted by Michael H. / Dec 05, 2012, 8:25 PM
Word has it that HTC wants to beat Samsung to market with its flagship, and that will be the M7. The M7 is rumored to be a 5" smartphone (no definite specs, but we'll assume 1080p) powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor. It should be packing LTE, and rumor has it with a 13MP camera.
On the outside, rumor has it the M7 will be housed in an aluminum unibody chassis which could be designed like the One X, which is to say, it'll probably look like an HTC handset. It sounds like a great phone, and we're definitely excited to see if the camera rumors come true. If the M7 really is due in Q1, we should hear more about it soon enough.
how will this be any better than the Droid DNA? ........still really interested tho and cant wait :)
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:29 PM 6
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I'm thinking they might be introducing a new version of Sense, adding some new features, and some hardware modifications (bigger batter, maybe microSD slot). That's just me though. I'm also expecting it to fail. HTC needs to release their flagship on every carrier and market the complete s**t out of it. Only then can they stand a chance against other companies.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:44 PM 15
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Yup and not only that but HTC needs to put in a 4000 mAH battery or they can just go ahead and cancel the launch itself! Plus a lighter sense would be nice....i guess they're doin somethin right with the aluminum unibody though
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 9:24 PM 0
I think now smoothness is no longer an issue HTC has to work hard to optimise the software and hardware and makes the battery last longer. A ceramic-coated aluminum casing a la 1S will be a huge plus. And hopefully the new CMO does his job well and HTC will be ripe for a comeback.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 9:21 PM 3
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Quad core, 13MP Camera, 1080p 5" screen................1500mAh battery.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:36 PM 13
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ROTFL!! My thoughts exactly. I had the DNA and absolutely loved the phone. I was able to deal with the storage issue using cloud storage but I just couldn't live with the sub par battery life. After about 1 week, I just exchanged it for the NOTE 2. I miss that beautiful screen but I don't miss having to keep my phone on a charger every chance I got. With expandable storage and a 3000 mah battery, This would have been the phone to beat right now
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 10:47 PM 0
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And Motorola? Each day that passes I am more intrigued by this lack of rumors and announcements. Since the Razr HD / HD Maxx / M / i, we did not hear any more rumors... I want to see something to compete with the Nexus 4 and Optimus G!
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:45 PM 1
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So you guys are saying that this is basically going to be the HTC J Butterfly/Droid DNA but in a different body/casing? If this is going to be HTC's flagship for the 1st half of 2013 I feel sorry for them and everyone that buys this. To truly make this a flagship of 2013 they should have an S5 processor (the next generation of the S line), or at least an S4 Prime MSM8974.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 8:59 PM 1
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why 5"? its so huge to be consider as a phone!!!! i like the 4.5" screen size more!! coz i could actually use it one hand and i will not look rediculous while having a phone call if i forgot my headphones!
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 10:02 PM 0
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They need to support their products. Call it the one x pro, one x next, one x phab, or what ever. They just dish out new products every month just to compete with Samsung. You watch when the GS4 comes out. Everyone will know what it is and they won't give a s**t about some M7. Unless they its a one x ... Something.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 10:22 PM 0
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If the battery is big this phone will be amazing no doubt. It's a bit too close to the Galaxy S4 though for me. With Samsung using that A15 processor (hopefully the 5450) can't pass that up. Hopefully this will release to all major carriers same time, I've always like HTC and Sense.
posted on Dec 05, 2012, 10:47 PM 0
"It looks like HTC is trying to push out its flagship M7 before Samsung gets the new Galaxy S IV on the market." Yeah, because that helped them with the One X against the S3. What a joke. I want HTC to succeed, but it almost seems as if they're not interested in succeeding themselves. M7? Seriously? I hope that's a tentative or project name. What happened to all that talk about brand recognition earlier this year? All that to just go & change the flagship name again? Quietly brilliant is really starting to turn into constantly fu ck ing up.
posted on Dec 06, 2012, 3:07 AM 1
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