HTC M7 flagship to take on Galaxy S IV in early 2013: Rumour

HTC just released a bombshell of a phone in the Droid DNA/Butterfly J, and while we Canadians wait impatiently for the international variant, dubbed the Deluxe, to find its way north, HTC already has plans to outdo itself.

The M7, HTC’s upcoming flagship, is set to debut some time in Q1 2013, a few months before the rumoured Galaxy S IV launch. According to Focus Taiwan, HTC plans to stage a huge comeback in 2013, focusing (again) on a few core products. This time it intends to actually sell them, ordering up to five million M7 devices from its manufacturing partners.

Such a device would have to be plenty powerful and plenty beautiful, right? The M7 is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 screen, a 1.5Ghz quad-core APQ8064 SoC, 2GB RAM and 13MP camera, along with a unibody aluminum shell.

HTC’s revenue for November increased over previous months, to $732 million USD, but is still down 31% over the same time last year. Products like the One X+, Windows Phone 8X and Droid DNA have helped bring the company back into the spotlight, but the brand has lost much of its recognition in recent months as Samsung continues to dominate the Android ecosystem.

Source: Focus Taiwan, BGR