On the heels of several Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors comes more whispers about HTC’s presumed 2013 flagship smartphone, the HTC M7. A new report suggests that the device, which will likely compete with the Galaxy S4, will feature a Droid DNA-like design, a new version of HTC Sense and at the very least, potentially 4G LTE capabilities on Sprint’s network.
In the past few weeks, the HTC M7 has surfaced several times, showing itself to likely be a high-quality Android smartphone and one that should compete on the main stage in 2013. Details have leaked out numerous times already and now we have even more possibilities thanks to HTCSource who has divulged a few more possible details in regards to the HTC M7.
Firstly, the HTC M7 design apparently is going to be taking some hints from the design of the Droid DNA, HTC’s most current Verizon smartphone, and that apparently means an all-black design with a beveled edge. Evidently, the HTC M7 could also come with the same design materials as the Droid DNA instead of an aluminum design that has been rumored in the past.
It appears that the device may not feature on-screen buttons as was previously rumored and it looks like no visible microSD card slot was visible meaning the device will likely be stuck on 32GB of storage.
The HTC M7 is also rumored to have a 4.7-inch 1080 x 1920 display with 468 pixels-per-inch, which is a higher PPI than even the Droid DNA, and a quad-core processor, possibly 1.7GHz and thought to be made by Qualcomm.
It’s also apparently being tested with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is not Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest from Google. However, that could apparently change by the time the phone hits shelves.
The HTC M7 is also rumored to be sporting a new version of HTC Sense, likely Sense 5, that is described as both “simple and clean.”
As for carriers, we heard in the past that the HTC M7 could be headed to both Sprint and Verizon, with AT&T and T-Mobile mentioned as possibilities as well, but the device here is apparently being tested on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.
That being said, it’s possible that this could be the next HTC EVO or, better yet, a phone that complements the next EVO-branded smartphone from HTC. Whatever the case may be, it’s looking more and more like HTC wants to get this phone out in the first half of this year and with rumored launches at either CES 2013 or MWC 2013 in February, it could be that we know all about the HTC M7 very soon.