HTC M7 to launch in Q1 2013 with 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro and uni-body aluminum case
The HTC Droid DNA has been on the market for only two weeks (and we’re still waiting on the international launch for the HTC DLX), but HTC is already focused on its next flagship device. According to multiple sources, HTC is working with semiconductor and casing suppliers in an effort to secure enough components to manufacture 4 to 5 million units of the HTC M7 in Q1 of 2013.
Exact specifications of the mysterious HTC M7 are a bit vague, but with a little bit of research we’ve been able to pull together quite a bit of information about the phone. From what we can gather, the HTC M7 will feature a 5-inch HD display, a uni-body aluminum shell, Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor and a 13 megapixel camera.
Most of the reports indicate that HTC will try to get the HTC M7 to market in Q1 – a few months before Samsung launches the Galaxy S IV. The accelerated launch of the HTC M7 would go against HTC’s typical launch time frame as the company has traditionally chosen to unveil its new devices at Mobile World Congress (scheduled for the last week in February) with devices hitting European markets in early April. However, if HTC can get the M7 to market early, it will give the company a slight advantage which should allow HTC to regain market share from Samsung and help improve the company’s financials in the first quarter of 2013.
Do you think the HTC M7 will help HTC regain its foothold in the mobile space?