A rumour has linked HTC with a new flagship phone, currently codename M7, which could make its debut at next year’s Mobile World Congress show. While a new HTC phone launching at MWC isn’t much of a surprise – last year it gave us the One series phones, including the One X – it’s that the phone has a similar specification to the Droid DNA.
That’s right, the 1080p phone that’s only available in the USA, and derived from the J Butterfly phone only available in Japan. Do you see a pattern here? A European version of the phone known as the HTC Deluxe has been rumoured for sometime, but the fire was almost completely extinguished when an HTC representative said on Facebook the phone wasn’t destined for Europe at all.
Perhaps then, the M7 is our version of the Droid DNA? If so, it’s good news all round, as Taiwanese sources have said the device will not only have the same unibody construction, the 5-inch, 1080p screen and quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor as the US phone, but the 8 megapixel camera will be upgraded to a 13 megapixel camera.
That’s not a bad deal, and will certainly ease the pain of having to wait a while longer for the phone to arrive. Those same sources say HTC has ordered up to 5 million of the M7 phones, ready for a release during the first few months of next year, tying in neatly with MWC’s 25 February start date.
It’s all rumour at the moment, but it’s an intriguing one, so we’ll have to see if anything else is revealed between now and Mobile World Congress.