Taiwanese manufacturer HTC is speculated to unveil its much-talked about upcoming flagship handset, the M7, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (CES 2013) being staged in Las Vegas. Reliable online sources have stated that this successor to the HTC One X will feature cutting-edge components and several industry firsts.
Leaked details about the HTC M7, a top-of-the-line smartphone which had its own share of the spotlight over the past few months, state that the smartphone will have a 4.7-inch full HD display probably sporting the Super LCD 3 technology which trumps the Super LCD 2 display that turned the Windows-powered HTC 8X into an overnight sensation.
With an expected 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution at 468 pixels-per-inch (ppi) and the so-called SoLux technology which offers a lot of visual improvements like boosted viewing angles, outdoor visibility, and color accuracy, it can be presumed that the M7 will be a stunning and lovely device, display-wise.
Rumored specifications hot off the press that originally appeared in the XDA Developers Forum also indicate that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm quad-core S4 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 32GB of built-in storage.
Apart from these, details show that the M7 will supposedly include the Android 4.2 or 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, a 2,300mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera with an aperture opening of f/2.0, a two megapixel front-facing camera, Beats amplifier, and the latest version of HTC’s UX enhancement (interface overlay), HTC Sense 5.
Early on, experts and industry observers are quite abuzz because its Wi-fi capability reportedly belongs to the next-gen bracket (802.11ac). No mention of microSD card support as of late, but it is highly unlikely since HTC has omitted the feature in higher end models.
If leaked details prove correct, the claims of trusted XDA forum poster “Football” that the HTC M7 will use on-screen touch controls instead of the usual solid, capacitive buttons HTC handsets have been known for will be validated, and would thus denote that the manufacturer is finally gearing towards a more intensive Android touchscreen-based approach. Football has been known for accurately leaking HTC information on XDA.
It could be recalled that in the past, HTC has dominated the Android market. However, it eventually failed to make a lasting impact in this specific segment and turned to the Windows Phone market as its fallback.
If this new smartphone pegged to trample upon Samsung’s highly anticipated next release called the Galaxy S4, HTC might just be able to turn things around and recuperate from its successive lackluster quarterly performance results in the near future.
Last year, the company experienced difficulties in making its higher end devices sell, which inevitably led to a market share drop.
For now, many fans are waiting for the full commercial release of this next big flagship device from HTC. It may or it may not make its first appearance at this year’s CES, but it will certainly raise the bar high due to its top-tier features and hardware.