The smoke has cleared following the end of another memorable and eventful Consumer Electronics Show. And neither of these two devices – the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC M7 – were featured at the event, which leaves the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain as the next logical event where we can expect one or both of these phones to be unveiled.
The recent rumors about these two handsets have been mainly about display technology and features. The HTC M7, the Taiwanese company’s rumored 2013 flagship, is expected to come with a 4.7-inch screen with full-HD capability. That’s 1080p in other words, and being that all the other 1080p smartphones so far have come with 5-inch screens or larger, we could be looking at an even more impressive display than that on HTC’s erstwhile flagship, the Droid DNA (known internationally as the Butterfly). Features-wise, the M7 is rumored to come with on-screen buttons similar to those found on the Google Nexus 4 released last November. Additionally, the M7 may likely come with HTC’s newest user interface, Sense 5; the Droid DNA/Butterfly ships with the older Sense 4 UI, which is still the most recent HTC has out these days.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S4, there has been talk of “additional pixels” to be featured on the upcoming South Korean flagship phone. Coupled with a very, very slightly smaller 4.99-inch display (as compared to 5-inch giants like the Droid DNA, Sony Xperia Z, etc.), this could give Samsung an advantage in the pixel density category. The Galaxy S4 may possibly come with a flexible display that will mainly be more durable than standard glass-based displays and more efficient in battery utilization. The additional pixels on the side should also lead to a new, and perhaps unusual form factor for the device. The Galaxy S4 is expected to be released in April or May 2013, two months after its expected MWC 2013 unveiling.