So far, HTC has been very quiet about the rumoured flagship device – the HTC M7. We finally have a first look at the M7 thanks to some leaked images. According to Unwired View, the image seems to have been taken from a video made for first time users, giving some instructions on SIM card installation. As of yet, though, the phone looks pretty bare and lacks branding of any sort.

Interestingly, HTC has given the phone an IR port at the top of the device and has given it learning capabilities. This will allow the phone to work as a high-end universal remote that could let you control your home theatre system.

It is also rumoured that the phone will be launched only a few weeks after its debut during MWC 2013. The speculated pricing for the device is around $600, which roughly translates to Rs 32,700.

The HTC M7 render seems to lack any branding

The HTC M7 render seems to lack any branding

It is all set to be the first device that will be sporting a 1080p display resolution on a 4.7-inch screen, which will give it a pixel density of 468 ppi (making it 40 percent higher than that of the iPhone 5). Other major details include a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an LTE chip, a 13 megapixel camera with 1080p recording and an f/2.0 aperture. It will also have a 2 megapixel front facing camera with 1080p video recording. On the audio side of things, the device is set to have a dedicated amplifier designed by Beats along with stereo speakers. It is also set to support the next-gen Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ac, which theoretically has three times the throughput of 802.11n networks.

When it comes to screens with a 1080p resolution, HTC had recently unveiled the 5-inch Butterfly at an event held in Taipei. This smartphone's specifications are similar to that of the Japan-only HTC J Butterfly and the US-only Droid DNA.

The HTC Butterfly, minus the J, is identical in specifications to its US and Japanese counterparts, which means that the 5-inch, Super LCD 3 screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is featured on this handset as well. The smartphone comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC running at 1.5 GHz and has 2 GB of RAM. HTC has chosen to endow the Butterfly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and its Sense UI on top. The handset features a 2020 mAh li-polymer battery that should keep the handset running for quite some time. However, the company has not stated how long the battery will last, so there is no official information available on the battery life.
Here is a quick look at some of the highlighted features of the HTC Butterfly:

  • 5-inch super LCD 3 display with 1080p resolution
  • 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, DLNA
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with USB
  • 8 MP camera with AF, BSI Sensor, f/2.0 with 1080p video recording, 2.1 MP front camera
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
  • MHL

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