1080p phones are set to be the next big thing, with the HTC J Butterfly hitting Japanese shores, and Sony, Samsung and LG preparing to unveil hi-res superphones in 2013. Now HTC looks set to release a companion to the Butterfly, with details of a 4.7in 1080p phone, codenamed the M7, leaking to the interwebs.
The M7 is set to feature a 4.7in, 1080p display – with a Retina Display-thrashing resolution of 468ppi. That SoLux display is set to feature the same optical lamination tech as the iPhone 5's screen, which should shave a few millimetres off the M7's thickness – the screen will also feature improved viewing angles and outdoor visibility.
Inside, the M7 will pack a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory – and, unsurprisingly, it'll run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch.
The M7's posited camera specs are equally impressive – a 13MP, 1080p rear camera with an f/2.0 lens and a 2.0MP 1080p front camera. The rumoured specs list is rounded off with stereo speakers and the now-obligatory Beats amplifier.
Expect to see the HTC M7 at 2013's Mobile World Congress – where we'll be getting hands-on with it and its 1080p rivals.
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