Mobile World Congress 2013 is swiftly approaching and we will get to see a lot of new smartphone launches next month. We have some exciting devices from Samsung coming up, but sadly the much rumored sequel of Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy S IV, won’t be making an appearance at the MCW in February. Anyways, we have some other high end devices that are sure of making it to MWC and one of them is HTC M7.
HTC has had a rather disappointing year last year. HTC launched One X and some other phones with solid hardware, but things didn’t go well for the company. HTC hopes that the flagship for the year 2013, the M7, will change things. The M7 is of course a high profile launch and we have read a lot of leaks and rumors about the device. The latest leak is coming from the twitter handle of evleaks, which is known for some of the most accurate leaks in the past. According to @evleaks, the device will indeed end up in U.S. and it is confirmed that this high-end flagship model will be available at Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. A tweet explains that nation’s fourth largest carrier is the only one of the nation’s four major wireless operators not to have concrete proof on whether it will offer the unit or not. If it does not, T-Mobile customers will not be able to purchase the device to feature HTC Sense 5.0, which allegedly offers an easier to use UI, a re-designed lock screen and HTC apps.
The HTC M7 is the follow up of company’s other two high end smartphones, Droid DNA and ONE X+. Expecting a flagship device to do good in 2013 is a tough job as upcoming phones such as Samsung Galaxy S IV will have some really aggresive internals, and seems like the Taiwanese technology major has made a note of that and according to leaked specs, the device is supposedly be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 (full HD) display, 32GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
As noted before, this will be the first device to feature HTC Sense 5.0, though older high end devices may receive an upgrade at later point this year. The device is said to be supporting 4G LTE, but there are a lot of variants in codenames which suggests that the device will be available in different configurations in order to cater various markets according to their own needs. Now that three major carriers are unofficially confirmed of launching this device on their networks, the M7 should manage to rack up some serious sales easily.
The device was predicted to launch in Q1 of 2013 and looking back at pattern of releases made by HTC in the past, the MWC 2013 is the most probable venue for the launch of M7. What are your thoughts on M7? Let us know.