HTC is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone M7 at an event on
February 19. The device has been in the news for quite some time now.
According to Pocket-Lint, HTC M7's camera will ditch megapixels and will
have something that the company dubs as "ultrapixels."
It was earlier
rumoured that M7 will come aboard with a 13-megapixel rear shooter.
However, Pocket-Lint claims that this smartphone will feature a camera
that will be made up of three 4.3-megapixel sensor layers, which will be
combined to give a resulting single image. It is expected that the
pictures clicked through this camera would be crisper, cleaner and have a
better colour accuracy.
This technique is also adopted by Sigma
in the Foveon X3 sensor. In 2012, we had seen Nokia experiment with
their camera sensor on Nokia 808 PureView smartphone and the result was
41-megapixel monster. It is expected that Nokia will be launching Lumia
smartphones with a similar lens sometime this year.
claiming that it will be offering new sound and camera experience in
2013. So now that camera bit is solved, we are still curious to know
what new the Taiwanese maker is planning to offer on the sound front. It
is noteworthy, that HTC has partnered with Beats Audio in 2011 and all
its Android smartphone come with the same.
So guess we will have
to wait a bit longer to know more about this mystery. But from the
earlier rumours, what we do know is that HTC M7 will have a 4.7-inch
1080p full-HD screen, 1.7GHz quad-core processor. It is expected to run
on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) along with a layer of Sense 5.0 UI. This
smartphone was recently showcased by their CEO at a year-end party.
smartphone is expected to go on sale in UK from March 8. The folks at
PhoneArena have managed to get their hands on two images that show this
device listed on Vodafone Germany's inventory system.
It is expected that HTC may launch two more smartphones HTC M4 and G2 at the London event or perhaps at the MWC.