HTC’s upcoming flagship, known only as the M7 for now, was been insight of rumors for quite some time now. We’ve seen the leaked specifications as well as an early rendered image of the device. Now we have what is allegedly the actual pictures of the device.
One look at these pictures and you’ll notice this particular phone looks nothing like the render we saw a few days ago, which looked more like the BlackBerry L-series device.
This leaked pictures has more in common with current HTC devices, such as the HTC DROID DNA.
Let’s talk about some details : In the front we can see that HTC has once again opted to go with physical keys below the display. The display itself doesn’t seem particularly large, which falls in line with the rumors of it being 4.7-inches in size. Above that lie the earpiece and the front facing camera.
The back looks similar once again to the DROID DNA, but the flash has moved over to the left of the camera lens and there doesn’t seem to be an additional LED notification light, although a hole for the secondary microphone is clearly visible near the top right.
Android Police has managed to put some screenshots of the interface as well, which is now running a new UI the HTC Sense 5.0 . Compared to the previous iterations of this UI, 5.0 has a distinct flat look to it, which can be seem from the icons.
The Aquos Phone SH930W slightly rethinks the internals of HTC’s new Android 4.1 flagship to make it more affordable, doubling the non-expandable storage to 32GB but scaling back to a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3 and dropping the currently unsupported LTE.
That cost-cutting will be vital, as the SH930W is headed to a more price-sensitive Russia first, in late November – one of the few (if not only) times that Sharp has tailored a smartphone to a country other than its native Japan. The 22,000-ruble ($694) off-contract price in Russia could undercut mere 720p rivals that often cost 25,000 rubles ($789) or more.
Mobile-review was curious enough to snag a pre-release SH930W for an early inspection. While the device under the microscope was running vanilla Android rather than the planned Feel UX and may easily have a fair share of buggy code, initial benchmarks seem to validate fears of a mismatch between the display and an underpowered chip : the Galaxy S3 is fast enough for common tasks at that resolution, but chokes with playing 1080p video and certain 3D games. Anyone buying the extra-large Aquos Phone will mostly be choosing it for the good battery life, the camera and that killer price, the site says.
In a related posts, we’ve mentioned earlier today, that samsung is also working on a 1080p Super AMOLED display smartphone according to the rumor.
Source : Mobile-review (Russian)
We’ve heard already the rumor of a 1080p Super AMOLED display from Samsung, but the new chatter adds more details to the story – a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and a staggering 441ppi pixel density.
The first phones to use a 5-inch 1080p display are already available in some markets, but they rely on LCDs. The new display from Samsung is, of course, rumored to be used in the Galaxy S IV. What the gossip doesn’t say is whether the display will use a PenTile or an RGB matrix. At this pixel density it might not make much difference but we’ll see.
Anyway, the 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLEDs will supposedly go into production in Q1 of next year. This would be just in time for a Q2 launch (all three Galaxy S flagships launched in Q2).
Whether this rumor pans out or not, 2013 will be the year of 5-inch 1080p screens. HTC already started and so did Sharp, Sony (through Japan Display Inc) and LG are also reportedly working on smartphones with such units.
Sources : Rbmen (Japanese) , Asiae (Korean)
After the HTC J Butterly in Japan, and the recently HTC Droid DNA in the US for Verizon, It’s turn for the global version to pop out, and its the @evleaks who tells us that this is the HTC Deluxe “it’s the global name according to it” that in the meantime, you saw on the first official picture of the latter above. No date revealed for the moment, but we should know more early next year normally.
Specifications side, nothing should change, this smartphone will carry a particular 5-Inch touchscreen Super LCD 3 with a full-HD 1080p resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels, 440ppi), a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor APQ8064 clocked at 1.5 Ghz with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU, and a 8 megapixel sensor BSI (f/2.0) with LED flash, all under Android Jelly Bean.
In the meantime, for those of you who have been wondering of the Verizon exclusive HTC DROID DNA, or in case you don’t have an idea about it, be sure to check it out here.