HTC M7 is set to become the new flagship of the Taiwan-based company, being the terminal that constantly made the headlines over the past few weeks. We’ve seen a lot of technical specs and pics hitting the web lately, but today we get to know more about its availability. Even though the first rumors were indicating that the terminal will be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2013, DigiTimes writes HTC M7 will be introduced next month in London, while the market debut will take place sometime in March.
Rumor has it that the HTC M7 will be manufactured on the same platform as Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA, packing similar hardware characteristics. The next-gen flagship will reportedly boast a full HD 4.7-inch display and a high-resolution camera mounted on the back.
The newest leaked photos reveal HTC M7’s case, also confirming the rumors saying that the terminal will come with display that measures 4.7 inches diagonally. The same pictures you can see in the gallery below also reveal a hole for the dedicated button that triggers the camera. The parts are manufactured from aluminium and include a small sized hole on the back, most likely used for a secondary mic for noise cancelling.
As expected, HTC M7, will come with Beats Audio and probably the same features as the Windows Phone 8-powered HTC 8X, including dedicated amplifier for speaker and headset. The device has the Beats logo on the back of the case, as well.
According to the rumor mill, the HTC M7 will be powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset developed by Qualcomm with four Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The camera mounted on the back will be a 13 megapixel sensor using HTC’s proprietary ImageChip technology, sources say.
If the rumors are accurate, then HTC will launch the M7 on the market before Samsung debuts the Galaxy S4, so 2013 will be a pretty interesting year. The Taiwan-based company failed to outsale Samsung’s last two flagships, after in 2011 Galaxy S2 smashed HTC Sensation, while last year’s HTC One X was outmatched by the Galaxy S3. Will this year be different for HTC and Samsung? Let us know in the comments section below.