By Stephen Schenck | January 4, 2013 1:21 PM
We are just on an HTC roll today, and the news isn’t slowing down yet. Last month, we started hearing about the HTC M7, a high-end Android the company appeared to be working on for 2013 that would feature a 1080p display measuring only 4.7 inches. A leaked spec sheet gave us an idea of what to expect from the phone, and its appearance all over the list of HTC model names made it seem clear that this handset was going to be a big deal for the company. Today, we can add a little bit to what leaks and rumors we’ve collected so far, upon an account from a supposed HTC insider detailing a little of the M7′s construction, and what its software may deliver.
According to this source, the M7 will be an all-black design, with construction similar to the materials used to make the Droid DNA. Additionally, the phone’s 1080p screen should be surrounded by a “very nice looking beveled edge”. We could also be looking at yet another HTC Android with hardware capacitive buttons, instead of moving them on-screen.
The in-development M7 is reportedly still running Android 4.1.2, though there are hopes that it could make it to 4.2 in time for launch. What’s even more exciting is word that the M7 could deliver Sense 5.0, with a revamped UI described as “simple and clean”. Specifically, this source points to appreciable changes to the UI’s lockscreen, the bundled HTC apps, and new on-screen elements like volume controls.
Reportedly, HTC is hoping to deliver the M7 sometime in the first quarter of the year.