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    HTC M7 Leaked Photo
By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
February 12, 2013|12:00 pm

HTC is holding an event in seven days where the company is expected to unveil its new M7 smartphone.

A new image has leaked this week that appears to be HTC's first official picture of the handset. The image was tweeted out by EvLeaks, who normally leaks out information on upcoming products.

The device in the picture bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone 5.

The HTC M7 was also recently spotted in the popular U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse's inventory list. A screenshot of the inventory was released by Pocket Lint, where the smartphone is listed as HTC M7 black.

The handset is expected to be an extremely impressive device that features several industry firsts. HTC will also replace the One X with the M7, making it the new flagship device for the company.

These firsts include specs that rival and top away many of the handsets currently available in the market, such as a 4.7-inch display with a pixel density of 468 ppi and a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a second generation 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal flash storage, and LTE connectivity.

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However, the 4.7-inch screen size is still just a rumor, as NDTV is reporting that the handset could end up with a 5-inch display when it is released. The device is expected to be full HD (1080p) like its predecessors, the DNA and Butterfly.

The camera on the M7 is said to have some major improvements from previous HTC devices. It will come with a 1080p 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 1080p front camera.

It will also feature either Android 4.1, or 4.2 JellyBean.

A render of the HTC M7 was leaked earlier this month. It happens to make the smartphone look a lot like the iPhone 5. This may or may not end up being what the device will look like. HTC has not confirmed any information on the handset at this time.