Two weeks back, we told you about the rumors surrounding the HTC M7, which would supposedly be the company’s next 1080p handset, arriving sometime early next year. At the time, the M7 sounded a whole lot like the Droid DNA (above), with the exception of a higher-res camera. We wondered then what else might help HTC differentiate the M7, and today a newly-arrived spec sheet helps begin to answer that question.
The leak reaffirms the claim that the M7 will feature a thirteen-megapixel main camera (along with a big f/2.0 aperture), and also suggests a processor improvement, moving to a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon from the 1.5GHz in the Droid DNA. What might be most interesting, though, is that this info says the M7′s display will have a 1080p resolution while only measuring-in at 4.7 inches.
So far, the 1080p handsets we’ve been hearing about have been five-inch models, just like the Droid DNA. While that results in a pixel density of 440ppi, shrinking the M7′s screen down to 4.7 inches would bump that up to 468ppi. We don’t expect that difference to make much of a impact on image quality, and instead we’re intrigued to hear that 1080p might not require a (ever so slightly) larger handset.
Source: Unwired View