HTC M7 Smartphone to Be Unveiled at CES

HTC is expected to unveil its new flagship M7 smartphone at this year's consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

A prominent XDA Forum member recently tweeted that the company would be ready to introduce this new device to the masses at the event set to take place later this month.

Other rumors pointed to HTC unveiling the device at Mobile World Congress.

The M7 will feature "several industry firsts," according to 9to5 Google.

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 468ppi and a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a second generation 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal flash storage, and LTE connectivity.

However, the 4.7-inch screen size is still just a rumor, as other 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.

Sprint and Verizon are expected to be the first two carriers to make the HTC M7 available to residents in the U.S. looking to purchase the handset on contract.

HTC's sales plummeted in recent years due to strong competition, and even though the company released the HTC One X and One S in 2012, it was not able to receive the boost it needed.

The smartphone maker seems to be banking on these new super high-end devices to bring it back to its earlier prominence.