HTC hasn’t quite made a mark on the world market with its 1080p offerings like the Droid DNA or the J Butterfly (and Butterfly). Which is why most of us are of the opinion that the company is preparing something major for the grand unveiling at MWC 2013. Since the past month or so, we’ve been hearing of a mystery device known as the HTC M7 which has made plenty of appearances in the rumor mill as well as some alleged leaked pictures. However, there hasn’t been anything substantial from any source about the smartphone. But all that is until now, as the folks at Unwired View have stumbled across what seems like a render of the HTC M7, and yes it does look sort of real. We can only see the front of the device here and what seems like a rather unique design with two visible speaker grilles. The idea is neat and seems much better than the standard placement of the speakers on the back of the smartphone, but we’re not sure if this is official or real yet, so we’ll hold onto that until we have confirmation. The popular evleaks is behind this image, so we can say this leak is credible than most.
Other design elements of the alleged new HTC flagship are even more surprising. For starters, there’s absolutely no bezel space, hardly anything actually. We’ve been hearing about bezel-less phones for a long time now, so could this be it? Moving on, it’s the form factor and the design which gives out the HTC-esque feel, which is always known to be unique and stand out. This could well be an early concept design of the smartphone leaked out of HTC’s design labs, so don’t expect to find everything we see here on the next HTC flagship. The rumor mill states that the HTC flagship will pack a 4.7-inch 1080p display panel, and not 5-inch like most of us expected. What this means is that the M7, if actually real, will pack the best pixel density on a mobile display.
MWC 2013 is taking place next month in Barcelona, so all eyes will be set on that event to see what HTC comes up with. Will there be an M7? Or a One X2? Regardless, we are sure HTC will leave no stone unturned in making the next flagship an instant favorite. The company has always been known to make good looking smartphones with decent hardware, but it’s the software side especially the Sense UI of late which has taken criticism from the users. So let’s hope there’s something new coming with the next flagship. HTC will hope to forget the past and the dismal 2012 it had and focus strictly on the future. It cannot afford to lose out to Samsung for the third year in a row.