Exclusive: New HTC M7 details emerge – all black design with a “simple and clean” UI
You may be tired of hearing about the upcoming HTC M7, but we sure aren’t – especially since we’re just received some insider information from a trusted source. The past 24 hours have been quite exciting for us as we’ve received quite a few new details about the HTC M7.
According to our source, the HTC M7 is currently running on Android 4.1.2 (which may be updated before launch) and a new version of HTC Sense (most likely HTC Sense 5.0) with an updated “simple and clean” UI. The lock screen and HTC apps have received a huge facelift and HTC has tweaked the software to make it easier to use. One example of these new tweaks is the on-screen volume controls which features a shortcut that jumps directly into the phone’s volume settings page. Unfortunately, our source has debunked the recent rumor that the HTC M7 will feature on-screen buttons.
The physical design of the HTC M7 is said to carry a few design cues from the HTC Droid DNA with an black shell and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. While previous rumors indicated that the M7 would be constructed with a unibody aluminum shell, our source says that the phone he’s seen is constructed with the same materials as the Droid DNA.
Specs on the HTC M7 are said to include a quad-core processor (rumored to be a Qualcomm APQ8064), a 4.7-inch 1080 x 1920 display (that’s 468 ppi for those keeping count), 32GB of internal storage (no expandable storage slot was visible on the phone) and is currently being tested on Sprint’s LTE network.
Our source has confirmed that HTC is planning to bring the HTC M7 to market in the first quarter of 2013. Hopefully, more details about the HTC M7’s launch date will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.