HTC’s flagship M7 smartphone leaks for the first time

We’ve caught a glimpse at HTC’s flagship smartphone for 2013, the ‘M7’, thanks to a leaked rendering through UnwiredView.

The image shows a computerised design of the phone, although it is thought that HTC currently has real-life prototypes made for testing ahead of the public launch. We’re certainly not going to be the first to say it, but the handset looks a lot like the iPhone 5.

The long rectangular shape with smooth corners is very a la Apple, but the micro-drilled holes either side of the screen is definitely a trademark HTC look. The two sets of holes would indicate that the M7 will rock dual speakers either side of the screen, which should give a more immersive gaming and movie-watching experience when compared to your average smartphone.

Also revealed by the render is the presence of a rather large front-facing camera – perhaps HTC will continue with the super-wide angle 88 degree front facing camera used on the Windows Phone 8X.

Asides from what we can see in the image there are a range of rumoured specifications. The M7 is said to rock a 4.7-inch Full HD display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and likely the latest version of Android. HTC looks set to buck the trend of the 5-inch Full HD screen size with the M7, which we’re sure will be welcomed by those who don’t love huge phones.

Interestingly it has been reported that HTC will be including an IR port in the phone – something that has been missing from mobile phones for years now. The idea is that you’ll be able to program the phone to be a remote control for other devices, such as your TV or PC.

Our money is on HTC revealing the M7 officially next month at MWC in Barcelona, and we can’t wait to see it.



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