HTC M7 Release Date Set Next Month with LG Nexus 4’s 4.2 Jelly Bean?

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | January 9, 2013 1:50 PM EST

If the buzz worthy HTC M7 will make a no-show at the ongoing CES, we may see the device next month packed with the latest Androidv4.2 Jelly Bean.

It is reported that HTC will release the device in either of the two big tech conventions, CES or MWC. Some of the features of the device already leaked online. The HTC M7 is said to run with the latest version of Jelly Bean similar to the OS of LG Nexus 4.

If rumours proved to be true, HTC will gain higher ground over its competitors such as Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2, which are still waiting for the update. It will also make a great alternative to LG Nexus 4 due to the latter's limited supply.

HTC is expected to add a layer of HTC Sense 5.0 on this smartphone. Pocketnow has posted a few pictures via Sina Weibo, which appear to be screenshots of this new user interface.

It is already known that HTC Sense 5.0 is expected to bring in a whole new user experience. The new UI is claimed to be "simple and clean" and will have an improved lockscreen, and offer further tweaks to HTC apps.

The leaked images also showed the new lockscreen of the device. From this picture, it appears that HTC may have gotten rid of the ring and got a swipe based gesture instead to unlock the screen.

Furthermore, the images also provide a glimpse of how perhaps the Settings screen will look in HTC Sense UI. In addition to the screenshot, the current batch of pictures also has an image of the device which pocketnow.com is claiming might be the much-awaited HTC M7.

According to the past rumours, HTC M7 will be powered by 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM. It will have 32GB of internal storage. HTC M7 is also expected to come with 13-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera.

So far, HTC are keeping everyone excited as they keep all the details to itself. People will just have to wait and see if HTC will make a big bang this year.

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