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Specs Leak For HTC M4 and G2 Devices, Probably Not Debuting Alongside the M7

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This morning, new information is coming to light on devices from HTC that isn’t associated with the M7. I know, it’s hard to believe. With the eve of announcement upon us, it’s hard not to focus on their next flagship device. To fill out the rest of the Q1-Q2 2013 lineup, specs for two rumored devices, codenamed the M4 and G2 (not the same HTC G2 that was released to T-Mo), have hit the web. 

Out of the two, we can expect the M4 to be the One S to the M7’s One X of last year. Slightly lower specs, but still a pretty impressive sounding device. The M4 is to apparently feature a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3″ 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP back-facing camera, come running Android 4.2+ out of the box, and feature a 1,700mAh battery. While all of that sounds nice, the 1,700mAh is really throwing us off. How they intend on keeping the device alive for more than 4 hours will be nothing short of a technological miracle in our book.

As for the G2, it is said to run a 1GHz processor, boast a 3.5″ HVGA display, rock 512MB of RAM, and grace a 1,400mAh battery. Not much to say here except that this phone will be their neglected stepchild. Below we have the specs listed out.

M4 Specs:

  • 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon
  • 4.3″ 720p display
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 13MP camera f2.0
  • 1.6MP front camera
  • 1700mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

G2 Specs:

  • 1.0GHz ARM Cortex
  • 3.5″ HVGA display
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of storage + microSD
  • 5MP camera
  • 1400mAh battery
  • Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich

By looking at these specs, you can expect us to probably never bring up the “G2” ever again. It’s 2013, and HTC thinks 512MB of RAM is suitable for even their low end phones still? Not in our book.

According to Unwired View, it doesn’t seem that HTC will be announcing these devices alongside the M7 in a couple weeks at their events or even showing them off at MWC in Barcelona. Instead, they will be ready for launch “sometime in the Spring” and that’s all we know. Interesting move by HTC if that turns out true.

Thoughts on the M4?

Via: Unwired View

Cheers Roderick!

  • TylerChappell

    Those G2 specs are truly laughable, hell, my Thunderbolt has better specs than that. If a device with 512MB of RAM can run HTC’s Sense and ICS, then I can’t possibly fathom why my Thunderbolt with 768MB took so long to get ICS. (granted, I know Verizon is to blame, but still, it was supposed to have ICS 5 months ago.)
    At least my DNA makes me happy with its specs, but really, all budget phones at this point should be able to have 1GB of RAM, it’s practically required for a smoother manufacturer skinned experience.
    Not to mention, the same 1400mAh crippling battery. Should be no less than 1700.

  • Christopher Theofilaktos

    What’s the story with the “G2”? My old G2 (HTC Desire Z) had better specs 3 or so years ago……

  • reggie1225

    Why are the batteries so small?

    • cause it’s HTC and they think no one uses their device ever

  • ceejw

    I’d take the M4 over the M7 solely because I’d rather have a 4.3″ screen than a 4.7″ screen.

    • Tech Pro

      I agree. Maybe a LCD3 screen or at least LCD2.

  • jnt

    I’d take the M4 if the build quality is good – practical size, lots of RAM, S4 processor (I’m assuming), and probably priced mid-range.

  • StevieWelles

    Yes!!! A 4.3″ phone that might not suck. Pockets rejoice!

  • G2 is for prepaid. $150 no contract is my guess.

  • duke69111

    What a waste of time by HTC…

  • Tyler

    How the hell does the g2 run 4.0 but yet so many phones with better specs are still on 2.3! Something is wrong here.

    • The reason why these phones are still on 2.3 is not the specs.

  • Ian

    That G2 has nearly the same specs as the Droid Incredible from nearly three years ago.

  • Those G2 specs closely resemble an iPhone 4….wow HTC. How is it that you managed to downgrade from the One V?

  • Tony Byatt

    G2 – $50 Retail…

    • Free on new 2 year.

      • Or maybe they’ll pay you $50 to take it on a new 2 year. That would be neat.

        • I think I had phone deals like that back in the days… I used to make money getting a new phone, not spending it. But it was in times when phone was for making calls, that’s it.

  • This April 1st or Feb 1st? Cuz only fool would buy phone with those specs

  • mechapathy

    Can 512MB of RAM even run Sense? I know they’ve made it lighter, but it’s still the heaviest of all the skins.

    • John

      I was wondering that too

    • mechapathy

      Downvotes for a legitimate question? Meh. I give up.

    • Maybe sense 5 will be much lighter than the rest.. I like sense and all but think they should tone it down like what Samsung and Motorola did with their skins on phones

  • Hey now. The G2 will appeal to a broad audience of financially challenged customers who…okay yeah I can’t even attempt to put a positive spin on that device. Wait I got it! It’s better than a Motorola Razr! (Nobody has to know they mean the flip phone)

    • Tech Pro

      G2 will not come to US unless prepaid carrier pick it up. Apparently, it has same similar to One V but no longer carry franchise brand.

  • Good to see HTC hasn’t learned a damn thing. 1700 mAh / 1400 mAh. Hope they really aren’t wondering why no one is buying their devices anymore. Anyone wanna bet the M4 is the Thunderbolt 2 on verizon?

  • I like my 5″ screen on the DNA

  • Bionic

    LOL what a bunch of pure monkey shittt

  • shecalledmejay

    why are the batteries so small, I thought htc would have learned by now

  • The new G2 is barely better than the old G2 from like 2-3 years ago

    • I had the G2 on T-Mo and it actually had better specs than this G2. 😛

      • The T-Mo G2 was probably one of the coolest phones ever. Great looks and innovative keyboard design, plus stock android…definitely a winner. Too bad it wasn’t very popular except with the Android enthusiasts.