Leaked Specifications Reveal HTC’s Flagship Smartphone For 2013

HTC looks to be preparing a new flagship Android smartphone for 2013, and leaked specifications for the device suggest it’s well worth getting excited about. It’s codenamed the HTC M7, and it boasts a plethora of cutting-edge components — some of which haven’t been introduced to a smartphone before, such as its 4.7-inch 1080p display, which boasts a pixel density 40% greater than that of the iPhone 5.

HTC is already producing 1080p smartphones, of course, but the M7 is expected to be its first with a 4.7-inch “SoLux” display — the J Butterfly, the Butterfly, and the Droid DNA all have 5-inch displays. Although the smaller panel could be considered a downside by some, it will mean a significantly higher pixel density of 468 ppi. It’s also expected to offer better viewing angles, greater outdoor visibility, and improved color accuracy.

In addition to its impressive display, the M7 is expected to offer a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocking in at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It’s also expected to offer 4G LTE connectivity, the latest Android software, and HTC’s next-generation Sense 5 user interface.

For the mobile photographers among you, the M7 will reportedly feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera — dubbed a ‘Cinesensor’ by HTC — with an f/2.0 lens. This will promise increased image quality, improved slow motion, and video HDR, according to UnwiredView. It will also offer 1080p video recording, as will the 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

As you’d expect from an HTC handset, the M7 will also boast Beats audio technology, and a new feature called ‘Clear Words’ that promises to increase call clarity.

I don’t know about you, but if I was to imagine my next-generation smartphone, it would probably be a lot like the HTC M7. 1080p displays are going to become commonplace during 2013, while quad-core processors and 13-megapixel cameras will also become increasingly popular among high-end smartphone vendors.

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee the M7’s specifications are accurate until they’re confirmed by HTC. However, HTC’s devices often find their way into the wild long before their grand unveiling.