The HTC M7 has made a surprise appearance online, just a few weeks before Mobile World Congress, where the new phone is expected to make its official debut. The phone has been leaked before, however this is the first time we’ve seen the device, even if it is as a render.
Leaked via a Twitter account which has a solid track record in showing us pre-release phones, the image is apparently taken from a short video introduction, where owners are guided through the installation of a SIM card. For this reason, the phone looks a little, “fake”, but as this is a leak, we never take it as absolute truth anyway.
The design is unlike any HTC we’ve seen before, and looks more like the Apple iPhone 5 than the One X. On that subject, the M7 is rumoured to be the replacement of the current top-of-the-range HTC phone, and seeing this new design may mean we’re about to be treated to a whole new line of HTC handsets at MWC.
As for specifications, the M7 may retain the One X’s 4.7-inch screen size, but see the resolution upped to 1080p, making it the second HTC device to feature such a high pixel count. The processor may be changed from the quad-core Tegra 3 to a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, however this may not happen in Europe. The source of the leak adds the M7 may have an infrared sensor added too, which can be programmed to replace your remote controls.
Finally, the Android operating system is a given, however, the M7 could see the introduction of HTC Sense 5, the latest version of the firm’s Android user interface.
Mobile World Congress begins on 25 February, and HTC is expected to be one of the star guests, after its no-show at CES 2013.