We’re all expecting the future flagship phone known as the M7 to be launched during HTC’s February 19 event, but whether it’ll be joined by any other phones, or if HTC will hold something back for Mobile World Congress remains to be seen. A new leak has at least vaguely confirmed HTC does have a selection of other phones up its sleeve, but still leaves us guessing as to their arrival.
The phones in question are known by their codenames: The HTC M4 and HTC G2. We’ll start with the M4, which could be a small step down from the M7 judging by the potential specification. The 720p, 4.3-inch screen may be joined by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. A 13-megapixel camera could be onboard, as could 16GB of storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
HTC has calmed down with the G2 though, as it’s said to have a 3.5-inch screen, a 1GHz processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The operating system may not be all that up-to-date either, as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is listed. This puts the G2 on the same level as the Desire C and Desire V, while the M4 is similar to the Desire SV and One SV. The gulf in-between the two spec sheets indicates at least one other phone will turn up at some point.
HTC’s range is confusing at the moment, with many variations on the same theme, and all of them called the Desire something or the One something. Here’s hoping it’ll give it a complete overhaul in 2013 to make its individual models more recognizable.
The source of the rumor, Unwiredview, seems to doubt we’ll see the M4 and G2 at the February event or Mobile World Congress, but does suggest a spring release. We’re not going to speculate as to which gathering HTC will choose to show off these new phones, but we’d say it’s likely to be one of the two.