HTC M7 flagship Android smartphone to be unveiled at CES 2013?

by: Chris SmithJanuary 2, 2013


A recent interview with an HTC exec revealed that the company sees the settlement with Apple as a beneficial move, which should help it focus on innovation in 2013 rather than patent litigation and software workarounds.

And from the looks of it, HTC may be getting ready to start the year with a new flagship Android phone announcement right at CES 2013. Sure, the HTC J Butterfly / Droid DNA / Butterfly is the company’s newest Android handset, but the device is not available in all markets, and HTC could really use a high-end device that could go head to head against this year’s top Android smartphones from competitors.

While we don’t have a commercial name for the HTC handset that’s reportedly coming at CES 2013, we already know it as the HTC M7. Initially expected to be unveiled at MWC in Barcelona next month, the M7 could make a surprise appearance in Las Vegas next week (January 8-11).

The news comes from xda developers member Football who tweeted the following:

By some indirect information M7 might be announced on CES event. Moreover it might have screen buttons instead of hardware touch buttons…

The M7 seems to be the successor of the HTC One X and the HTC One X+ – in such a case it would make sense to be included in the One family – and is said to sport a 4.7-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,300mAh and Android Jelly Bean.

Anyone interested in the M7 or are you waiting for something else?

  • No although I bet its a top phone I like updates so I stay nexus and the lg nexus 4 is cracking.

    • Tanya

      No offense but Nexus is overrated, I prefer variety

  • clell

    Definitely waiting for this. As I waited all year for the One X to come to Tmobile and it never did. If they can put this on all the major carriers I will buy it. But I’m never switching carriers again just for a device. Its not worth the cost.

  • Jared Persinger

    I just got the Droid Razr Maxx HD and I probably won’t another non-Motorola phone since I absolutly love their hardware

  • after 10 years of HTC, I got myself a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and now I finally feel what I have been missing all these years! I’ll never go back to HTC, EVER!!!!!!! After being totally ditched and disrespected as a loyal customer and getting shafted with buggy Sense 3.6 and not even getting a straight answer when they will fix the issue or upgrade us to Sense 4+ and JellyBean, they can go screw themselves! Guess they will shaft all you with a One X as well. Too bad HTC, you were a great company, but looks like you just don’t know how to treat customers. No wonder your sales dropped by over 47% in the last year!

  • galaxydude

    I hope T-Mobile will be getting this device
    I still have a g2 it just keeps working never any

  • Horhay

    Fingers crossed for S4 Prime!

    • GF

      “@Evleaks” says it has a second generation Snapdragon S4 chip, so I guess yes, it’s the S4 prime. Also, “SoLux” display, which should mean more brightness, better viewing angles and color accuracy.

  • Alfredo Antonio Durán Lombana

    No way! My next device will be a SGS4. No HTC, No LG…thanx but No! ;)