With rumours suggesting HTC is set to launch its latest flagship smartphone next week, we thought it would be best to take a look through what we already know about the upcoming device, and to see if it can live up to some of its competition like Samsung’s Galaxy S III or the iPhone. Named the HTC M7, the new touchscreen flagship is going to be a pivotal device for a company that has been bleeding money and falling behind in the market.
HTC is holding two simultaneous press events in London and New York City on February 19th, and we know full well that the M7 is due to be launched soon. Of course if we do some simple math we get an answer: press event + imminent M7 launch = M7 getting launched on February 19th. It is also worth mentioning that while the device is currently known as the M7, it could actually be named the HTC One at launch.
In terms of design the M7 has not been shy in front of the cameras, making more than one appearance via leaked images. In those images, the M7 bears a striking resemblance to Apple’s iPhone 5, and also looks like the newly launched Blackberry Z10. Considering Apple is exploring legal action against Blackberry for the resemblance between the Z10 and iPhone, we think HTC can expect a call from Apple’s lawyers.
Even if looks are important, what really matter is what is under the hood, and with the HTC M7 aiming for the summit of the smartphone market, it will need to pack quite a punch to rival products from Samsung, Apple, and beyond. Luckily reported specs make it a match for rival devices, with the M7 sporting a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p display and 400+ pixels-per-inch, a 13-megapixel rear snapper, and up to 64GB of loaded storage.