Recently leaked details are suggesting that Verizon will offer the HTC M7 as a refreshed version of the carrier’s current “Droid DNA” device.
The Droid DNA was codenamed “DLX” before it was finally launched last November, and a recent tweet by an HTC insider revealed a “DLXPLUS” will soon be in Verizon’s lineup of handsets. According to the tweet, the DLXPLUS is a 4.7-inch 1080p device that boasts a Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and Android Jelly Bean plus HTC’s Sense UI 5.0 to boot. Other features include a 13MP rear shooter (2.1MP front), GPS + Glonnas support, and Bluetooth 4.0 along with the standard Wi-Fi connectivity.
People that have been following the HTC M7 rumors will notice that the DLXPLUS’s specs are very similar to that of HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone. The major difference, however, is that the current Droid DNA (DLX) has a 5.0-inch display versus the 4.7-inch on the DLXPLUS. Therefore, it’s quite possible that Verizon will carry the M7, but under its Droid DNA branding system.
Seeing as how many vendors have been using the “mini” marketing scheme lately, the DLXPLUS might as well be a “Droid DNA Mini”. However, as its codename suggests, the DLX “PLUS” might also be an upgraded Droid DNA, albeit, with a smaller screen.
HTC is set to officially unveil the M7 in NYC on February 19, so we should know more about the M7’s status on the carriers’ side of things soon after.