HTC M7 tipped to come with 4.7-inch full HD display, 1.7 GHz S4 Pro chip, and 13MP camera

by: Bogdan PetrovanDecember 17, 2012


The HTC M7 has been first rumored a few weeks back, but, if leaks keep coming at this pace, we will soon know everything there is to know about it.

HTC’s upcoming Android flagship device is supposed to debut at the Mobile World Congress in February 2013, marking HTC’s latest attempt to turn around its fading fortunes. Codenamed M7, the device will be purportedly made available as soon as March, in an attempt to gain a market foothold before the Galaxy S4 lands with its predictable hype storm.

Now, evleaks, a source that has proven reliable in the past when it comes to HTC scoops, has revealed the supposed specifications of the HTC M7.

First, the M7 will supposedly sport a 4.7-inch screen that is full HD (1980 x 1080 resolution). The M7 wouldn’t be the first device to feature a full HD display (the honor goes to another HTC phone, the J Butterfly/Droid DNA/Butterfly), but the fact that panel is 4.7-inch across would make it the phone with the highest density display ever. At 468ppi, the pixel density of the M7’s display would be 40% higher than the much-touted Retina display of the iPhone 5. It would also be slightly higher than the current crop of 5-inch full HD devices, which all boast about 440ppi.

According to evleaks, the display of the M7 should bring another industry first – the use of a SoLux display, which is superior to the Super LCD2 panel found on the One X/X+.

In terms of processing power, the M7 should be powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, clocked at 1.7GHz, along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

HTC will supposedly adopt a 13MP sensor for the M7, with an f/2.0 lens, dubbed CineSensor. The report says that the phone will be able of HDR video and super slow-motion recording, which reminds us of the recently launched Oppo Find 5. Just like it did with the One X, HTC will promote the sound experience as a main user benefit, so expect Beats Audio and stereo speakers.

One other highlight is the presence of 802.11ac wireless, which is faster than the current 802.11n standard found on most phones. The battery will be a 2300mAh model.

The M7 will supposedly be available in the US from Sprint and Verizon, but there is a chance that it will be sold by all four major carriers in the States.

What do you make of the HTC M7? Are these specs enough to sway buyers away from Samsung?

  • Andrew Ross


    But only if it comes to Sprint will I be able to take advantage of it.

  • chaos

    only promises

    • evleakes is pretty reliable

  • why only 4.7?

    • Winnie

      So you can use those innumerable cheap iPhone accesories and also put your phone in a larger variety of pockets. I welcome smaller Android devices and keep some of the older models going just because of the above reasons…

    • a22matic

      B/C everyone does not want 5 inch phones… 4.7 is good enough for me, as my EVO LTE is this size.

  • Prox

    I like it, unlocked bootloader please…

  • Wesley Pardue

    If they can 1) Deliver on these specs, 2) make this their ONE flagship device for 2013 for ALL carriers, and 3) power it with a version of Sense that is less of a departure from stock Android, they will have a chance.

  • noneofthem

    Just got my Nexus 4, so I won’t be getting a new smartphone too soon. HTC really needs to deliver soon if they want to stay in the game. These specs look fantastic so far. Battery consumption and HTCs Sense ui could ruin the party though. One thing is for sure though… 2013 will be an awesome year for gadget lovers and Android!

    • It doesn’t have to be true. Look what they’ve one with One X+
      With relatively small bump on battery and I guess bunch of optimizations, they’ve gotten serious bump on battery life.

  • Drazhar

    Depends on the battery and SD slot.

    • bingo

      and usb-otg.
      else I’ll wait for the complete one, sgs4 perhaps.


    if this doesn’t come to AT&T, HTC will definitely lose me to Samsung!

  • It should use the 5.0″ display, not the 4.7.

    • Why not be different? I find 5″ too big. I would gladly see smaller phones with killer hardware.

      • Jared Persinger

        I like 4.7″ the most, because it is big but not too big

      • 5″ with lesser bezel, perfect.

  • Filip Justin

    Just HTC unable to make a POWERFUL phone and stick to it.. (one x, one x+, DNA/Butterfly)

  • Jared Persinger

    I’m hoping that by the time the next Motorola Droid comes out that it will have a 2.0 Ghz quad core with 2 gigs of RAM and a 1080p super amoled screen…But as of now it is only a dream

    • Shura

      and the note 3 comes with 8 cores of exynos 5 problem ?

  • Samsung is in every market of the Globe. HTC does not.

    Even if the M7 be that awesome, it will not have the same hype that the S4 will have.

    That’s why Samsung will remain the Big Boss for a while…

    And, no! I’m not a Fansung! I never had a Samsung Smartphone and don’t have intentions to buy one.

  • AndroidBrian

    Damn. Owned my nexus 4 for about 2 weeks and my phone already sucks…. Specs are awesome

    • DeadSOL

      You can be sure of the fact that HTC won’t update their phones until half a year later. So, your Nexus 4 will rock on for a very, very long time!

      • AndroidBrian

        True that. Yeah I was being a little sarcastic. I’m nexus owner for life. OS is far more important to me than specs at this point.

  • corona10

    Hopefully they can launch this on ALL carriers and not just AT&T or Big Red Vajayjay.

  • Marius Mardale

    Why 1080p screens, quad core chips but a battery that won’t let me enjoy the phone for one whole working day? I do use the internet a lot on my phone so a 2300 mAh battery is not enought for me (even more so if it’s not going to be removable).