Dec, 05 2012

Samsung and HTC have forced everyone to step their game up as we head into the 2013 calendar year, and it looks like the latter will look to take things a step further sooner rather than later. New rumors suggest HTC is working on a flagship device called the HTC M7. Said to arrive Q1 2013, the M7 is supposed to come with a 5 inch 1080p HD display. That particular spec is nothing new as the same company introduced a 1080p phone when it launched the DROID DNA on Verizon.

Alongside what many consider to be one of the best displays in the business, we should also expect Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 13 megapixel primary shooter. The phone’s internals will be housed in an aluminum unibody chassis, as well, so this thing should feel solidly premium all around.

HTC is said to be aiming for mass production at some point early next year with devices hitting store shelves before the Spring months are over. None of this is too surprising, timing wise, considering we have some pretty big events coming up. There’s CES, but HTC tends to let carriers take the shine for new smartphone announcements at that particular show.

Mobile World Congress is historically HTC’s biggest show, though, and we can be sure they’ll look to at least unveil the device no later than that point. Anything can happen, of course, but if we know HTC then we know that something will be shown off at these upcoming events, and you can be sure we’ll be there to cover every last bit.

[Focus Taiwan via HTC Source]

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