Reports indicate that the HTC M7, a new flagship mobile phone for the Taiwanese manufacturer, could be on its way in the first quarter of 2013.
The early smartphone release could be an attempt by the struggling firm to put a new device on the market before the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Rumours are circulating that the American technology giant will release a 5S handset early in 2013, and Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy S4 at a similar time.
The new HTC gadget may have a five-inch HD screen, 13-megapixel camera and unibody aluminium shell.
The company is currently working with both Android and Windows Phone operating systems at the moment, but it is likely that the M7 will adopt the Google software.
HTC’s current flagship handset is the One XL, which has a 4.7-inch screen, eight-megapixel camera and 64 GB of internal memory.
Buyers can utilise the Long Term Evolution capabilities by opting for a 4G contract, which is currently only available through EE in the UK.
Posted by Samantha Green