The M7 is HTC's rumored flagship for Q1 2013

The M7 is HTC's rumored flagship for Q1 2013
The fall may be the time when Apple releases its new iPhone, and Google releases the new Nexus, but Q1 is when other big names come out of the gate. It looks like HTC is trying to push out its flagship M7 before Samsung gets the new Galaxy S IV on the market. At least, that's the new rumor coming out of China and Taiwan. 

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. 

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32 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

how will this be any better than the Droid DNA? ........still really interested tho and cant wait :)

7. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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.

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

without question.......and lets hope they do just that ;)

27. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

well said izzy, battery is always a concern and having the option of a micros SD total bonus HTC should learn from Droid and galaxy marketing.

31. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

14. MeoCao unregistered

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.

15. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Im getting a GN 2, with that giant, people r gonna think I'm a rich BLEOTCH!!!!!!!!

24. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

Hopefully better battery life and expandable memory! (or at lease memory options larger than 16GB)

2. oueighteen95

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Quad core, 13MP Camera, 1080p 5" screen................1500mAh battery.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaha.....come onnn

16. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Don't forget that it's also non-removable (with no microsd card slot like the DNA) LOL

23. leekielowe

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

My one wish, on screen keys. A bigger battery and more storage would be stupendous.

5. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

This is the HTC Deluxe. :|

6. nightstick2000

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Don't forget non-removeable battery and charging jack on the side.....stupid. I used to love HTC products so sad to see this.

8. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

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!

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Whaaat T_T I wanted a new phone this christmas!! aargh.

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This better not be for Verizon and hopefully it will have a big battery life if not i'll pass

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

But will they short it with a non-removeable battery and no microSD.

17. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

With a strong 1, 500 mAh to power the device. LOL.

18. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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!

19. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Another product, another name. So what happens to the one x series? Die off and nobody will know it even existed? NO brand recognition at all! No wonder their tanking.

20. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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.

21. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Unless it is on all carriers it will fail like the one x

22. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

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.

25. Schuler2828

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Well s**t how big are phones gonna get?

26. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

focus on battery God Dammit!

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

"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.

29. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Something tells me that using this quarter's flagship chips in next YEAR's "flagship" isn't exactly going to kill SGS 4. And I don't see how the current rumour specs are any different from DNA

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