HTC M7 detailed, Butterfly not flying over to Europe


The successor to HTC’s successful One X codenamed M7 should appear at next year’s MWC. Looking at the rumours, we are talking about a seriously powerful package with a Full HD 4.7-inch display with a near-human-eye perfect pixel density of 468ppi (mind you, the human eye cannot distinguish more than 477ppi). The so-called SoLux display will indeed delivery luxury, with better than LCD2 (used in One X) colors and contrast. The muscle is supplied by a dual-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1.7GHz with 2 gigs of RAM memory and 32GB flash memory. The operating system is Android Jelly Bean with Sense 5 on top.

Camera and sound are traditionally areas of interest for HTC and the taiwanese manufacturer unveiled a new imaging chip called Cinesensor, capable of super-slow motion and HDR video. The CCD sensor is expected to be 13MP. Sound-wise, M7 will offer a Beats Audio amplifier coupled with Clear Words techology for, well, clearer conversations.

The M7 will support the latest Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac. Theoretically, it provides three times bigger throughput than the now-established 802.11n. Last, but not least, the battery will be of 2300mAh capacity.

Contrary to previous rumours, the M7 will not utilise NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra 4 SoC. However, the US version of One X shipped with a dual-core Qualcomm chipset because of LTE support. So Tegra 4 still remains a possibility for the european release.

All of this sounds mouth-watering, but what’s happening with that shiny new 5-inch HTC Butterfly? It seems that it won’t land in Europe, not unlike the rumoured HTC Deluxe. Expansys Europe shut down preorders for the Butterfly after being informed by HTC that “this device will not be available on the european market”. So, what will HTC surprise us with? It’s about time we learned.