Apple along with HTC are expected to release their new flagship devices for 2013 and this means that HTC have the chance of a lifetime to climb up the Android ladder with the S4 not in sight; while Apple have another obstacle in their path.
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC M7
HTC will be hoping to go down the path that Samsung paved and overtake Apple in a similar way to how the Samsung Galaxy S3 beat the Apple iPhone 4S as the best device of the year, last year.
It has been said that the Apple iPhone 6 will come with a display that is Super HD and an improved camera reports IB Times. There have been rumours that it will be beyond the display of the HTC Droid DNA, which is full HD points out the blog.
This is something that has been backed up by Peter Misek, an analyst with Jefferies. He says that the Apple iPhone 6 could have a superb HD display, better battery, and it may have NFC. The updates to the device may include the IGZO display for Retina +, along with storage of 128GB.
Apple may launch two versions of the Apple iPhone this year. One may be seen during Q2 and the other may be revealed in the 3rd or 4th quarter. This news came around after reports that Apple wants to move to a 6 month cycle, instead of their current 1 year cycle. This would make the Apple iPhone more aggressive in competition with makers such as Google and Samsung.
The HTC M7 is thought to have a quad core processor of 1.7GHz along with 2GB of RAM. It may have 32GB of storage and it is thought that it could have a camera of 13 megapixels on the back and a 2 megapixel camera on the front.
It is thought that the device could launch at the MWC and it may come with Jelly Bean 4.2. HTC are also thought to be adding HTC Sense 5 to the device.
Now let’s take a look at the rumor mill comparatively for both smartphones:
Comparatively, the Apple iPhone 6 is said to have a display of 5 inches and it will be full HD, while the HTC M7 should have a 1080p display of 4.7 inches. So it would be refreshing for once for an iPhone to have the larger screen.
The Apple iPhone 6 could have the A6 updated processor, while the HTC M7 may have the quad core Snapdragon 1.7GHz processor, along with 2GB of RAM.
The Apple iPhone may have 128GB of internal storage while the HTC M7 may have 32GB of storage.
Both of the handsets should have support for LTE/4G, along with NFC.
The HTC M7 should have a camera of 13 megapixels, while the Apple iPhone 6 camera is not known, however rumours are that it may be a superb HD camera so expect a better sensor but same megapixel count.
So it looks like both devices will have some serious hardware under the hood if these rumored specs hold true.