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HTC M7 Rumors: Droid DNA Design, Sense 5, Sprint 4G LTE



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.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. HTC M7 (Rumored).

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.

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The HTC M7 is rumored to be replacing the HTC One X.

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.”

Read: HTC M7 Launch Date Pegged for January.

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.



  1. Richard Allen Yarrell

    01/06/2013 at 10:18 am

    I like the fact that this will be the NEXT EVO FAMILY of devices on Sprint. Great idea HTC.

  2. Mr. Lugosi

    01/12/2013 at 5:25 pm

    HTC just doesn’t learn. I skipped the One series because of the unibody design, which means no removable battery, and no SD slot. If this design is the same, I’m done with HTC as a company.

    • Bamf

      01/30/2013 at 12:33 pm

      I have the HTC EVO LTE and it has a ad slot behind the top cover…. Who cares about the battery. You can press and hold battery button for a reset….

  3. Martha Goode

    04/22/2013 at 6:25 pm

    What are you saying . is the HTC EVO LTE better than the Droid DNA

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