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HTC's Rumored M7 Handset Detailed

HTC's rumored quad-core-powered M7 smartphone has been detailed with specifications for the device leaked.

The M7 will purportedly have a full HD 4.7-inch screen with a pixel density of 468 PPI (pixels-per inch). For some perspective, if that's true, it would be around 40 percent sharper than the current iPhone 5's Retina display (326 PPI). The new SoLux display is said to be visibly better than the previous Super LCD2 display in regards to outdoor visibility, viewing angles and color accuracy.

Powering the smartphone is apparently a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal flash storage and a 2300mAH battery. Similar to the One X+, there doesn't seem to be any method to expand the storage memory. As for an operating system, it's expected to ship with Jelly Bean, but which version exactly is unclear.

The rear camera, meanwhile, boasts a 13MP image sensor and a f/2.0 lens. The front camera has a 2MP lens, with both cameras said to be able to record 1080p video. The new image sensor ("Cinesensor") also sports super slow-motion and video HDR.

In addition to the visual upgrades, the M7 will launch with enhanced sound abilities. The speaker is designed by the Dr. Dre-branded sound technology, Beats, while "Clear Words" technology is said to make phone conversations easier to hear.

4G LTE connectivity is also rumored, as is a next-gen Wi-Fi 802.11ac connection that is said to be three times faster than the current 802.11n WLAN wireless technology.

Launch date or pricing details wasn't leaked, but the device should make an appearance at CES in January or the Mobile World Congress the following month.

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  • Thunderfox
    Why do they continue to build phones, especially high end ones, without expandable storage? It's ridiculous.
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  • doive1231
    Perhaps HTC should have released these phones before Christmas instead of just rumours to mitigate the sales losses.
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  • kitsunestarwind
    I'm sick of seeing phones with higher screen specs and such, Make me a nice simple to use phone with a good enough screen that i don't have to charge every night (or run in power saving modes to make it last 2 days)
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  • kensingtron
    kitsunestarwindI'm sick of seeing phones with higher screen specs and such, Make me a nice simple to use phone with a good enough screen that i don't have to charge every night (or run in power saving modes to make it last 2 days)
    1. Pixel density doesn't really affect battery life

    2. I think we'll just have to wait for next gen batteries to arrive to see that

    3. In the mean time get a phone with removable battery
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  • Uberragen21
    kitsunestarwindI'm sick of seeing phones with higher screen specs and such, Make me a nice simple to use phone with a good enough screen that i don't have to charge every night (or run in power saving modes to make it last 2 days)Charging a phone every night is never an issue. It's like taking meds; you get into a habit and you don't worry about it. As for lasting a whole day on moderate usage, that's another story. I believe the new Snapdragon processor uses the A15 design, which should help it to be more efficient than the A9 predecessor and last 8-10 hours on moderate to heavy usage (at least that's the hope).
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  • mayankleoboy1
    Instead of superhigh PPI, would it be better to have 720P screens, but with brighter backlights and better color representation ?
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  • samoanbiscuit
    kensingtron1. Pixel density doesn't really affect battery life2. I think we'll just have to wait for next gen batteries to arrive to see that3. In the mean time get a phone with removable batteryActually pixel density does affect battery life. Denser pixels require a brighter backlight to produce images with equivalent brightness, meaning the screen (or more specifically, it's backlight) becomes more power hungry
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  • samoanbiscuit
    mayankleoboy1Instead of superhigh PPI, would it be better to have 720P screens, but with brighter backlights and better color representation ?If HTC understood this, maybe they wouldn't be so dramatically outsold by Samsung and Apple.
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  • spentshells
    The battery is WAY to weak to run that phone with normal use for 1 day
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  • samoanbiscuit
    Uberragen21Charging a phone every night is never an issue. It's like taking meds; you get into a habit and you don't worry about it. As for lasting a whole day on moderate usage, that's another story. I believe the new Snapdragon processor uses the A15 design, which should help it to be more efficient than the A9 predecessor and last 8-10 hours on moderate to heavy usage (at least that's the hope).The A15s are actually more power hungry than the A9s, it's the smaller process nodes most of them are made on that provide the power savings. ARM's plan is to have SoCs that use A15 and A7s on the same die (BIG.little or something like that) to reduce power usage.
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