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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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