A little over a month prior to the official release of HTC M7, a leaked render of the new smartphone that’s making the buzz over the Internet has offered a glimpse into what the handset looks like.
Surprisingly, the device expected to save the ailing Taiwanese handset manufacturer appears to be an iPhone 5 look-alike, at least in appearance.
The image, which was part of an animation clip showing how to insert a SIM card to the device, and first posted by Unwiredview.com, shows no sign of HTC brand emblazoned on any part of the leaked render. Conclusively, the web site deduced that something more than the render would come out during the official launch of HTC’s next flagship model on February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
HTC did not immediately respond to email seeking comment.
Given that the leaked image came from a “trusted source”, and since the device looks like Apple’s iPhone 5, comparisons between the two have since been floating around the cyberspace with respect to their specs and features, although no official piece of review can be accepted at the moment. On the other hand, it may be safe to look into the previously leaked details of HTC M7 against the specifications of iPhone 5, at least in terms of their key features.
Unofficial statements had it that the HTC M7 would sport a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, much bigger and higher than iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen on 1,136 x 640 pixels. But unlike iPhone 5 which operates on 3G, 4G, and Edge 2G networks, M7 is able to support only 4G (LTE/HSPA+). Display features of both devices include additional display support, ambient light sensor, multi touch, and proximity sensor, except that iPhone 5 sports a Retina LCD.
A further look into their cameras would spell the difference between the qualities of images that can be produced by iPhone 5 and HTC M7. The former is built with an 8MP rear camera, 1.2 front camera and 1080p Maximum Video Capture Resolution, while the HTC M7 can absolutely develop a more vivid picture with its 13MP rear camera quality and 2MP on its front lens.
It also seems you never have to worry over cut off phone conversation with HTC M7, thanks to its 2,300 mAh battery capacity, with which you can spend more time talking to friends than you can do with iPhone 5’s 1,440 mAh Li-Ion battery capable of running eight hours of talk time. HTC M7’s 1.7 GHz Quad Core processor makes it perform faster than iPhone 5 that only runs on 1.30 GHz Dual Core.
Perhaps, this is enough reason why HTC is said to have staked its future on the new smartphone, reportedly priced at $600. Specifications aside, HTC M7 also stokes the consumers’ dying interest in IR port, which the manufacturer reportedly mounted near the power button atop the M7.
Although the above details remain variable as HTC has yet to release official specs of the device, the smartphone manufacturer will likely reclaim the spot it once held.