|Render image of HTC M7|
HTC’s possible next flagship smartphone, codename HTC M7, has its render images leaked on the Internet, according to Unwiredview.com.
The render images apparently seem like a part short animation instructing new users on how to install SIM card. The design is very different with HTC’s previous flagship phones and looks much simpler and streamlined. In fact, it looks a bit like an Apple iPhone. This might not be the final design for the phone though. It is possibly just a prototype and could get more changes and improvements later on.
There is an interesting report about HTC M7. HTC is going to bring back the we-thought-it’s-long-gone IR (infra-red) port as an additional feature for the smartphone. With IR port, we can use the smartphone as a remote control for some IR compatible devices such as televisions. IR port has been implemented into some big-brand tablets before, particularly Samsung and Sony. Look like HTC wants to follow suit from the success of those companies.
HTC is rumored to have a second-generation quad-core processor from Qualcomm, clocked at 1.7 GHz. It will come with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal flash storage. There is no news whether it will have a dedicated MicroSD card slot or not. Thus we cannot know if we will be able to put in extra storage.
With their marketing tagline for previous line of devices like HTC One X and HTC One S — Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound — HTC continues to concentrate their effort in HTC M7’s camera and speaker. The HTC M7 will be equipped with 13 megapixel rear camera with large f/2.0 lens. The speaker of HTC M7 is certified by Beats, thus able to produce crystal clear sound with decent loudness.
The HTC M7 could be running the newest Android to date, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There will be other enhancements as well, such as Clear Words which improve call clarity. It even boasted with the newest and fastest Wi-Fi standard, the 802.11ac, which promised 3 times the speed of current 802.11n standard.