The prospect of HTC releasing a version of the Droid DNA in Europe are receding, primarily because the company itself said the Deluxe wasn’t coming here, but there’s a chance this won’t matter if the latest rumours are to be believed. According to sources in Taiwan, HTC is working on a project with the codename M7, which is said to be an even better version of the Droid DNA.
HTC’s Droid DNA, a device exclusive to the Verizon network in the USA, is exciting because of its 5-inch, 1080p screen — a feature which has yet to appear on any UK smartphone. The M7 is also said to have a 5-inch, 1080p display and to be powered by the same quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The difference comes with the camera, which could be upgraded from 8 megapixels to 13 megapixels.
It’s rumoured HTC has ordered several million M7 devices to be ready for a first quarter release next year, which may mean it’ll be the star of Mobile World Congress 2013. For those not aware, this is the world’s largest mobile trade event, and the venue for many big new product launches. It opens on February 25 in Barcelona.
Should the Deluxe not be coming to Europe, as we now suspect, the M7 could be the reason why, and provided it’s as special as we’re hoping, we’ll forgive HTC for the delay.