By Robert Schoon / ( | First Posted: Feb 04, 2013 06:05 PM EST

(Photo : Verizon)

Verizon customers may have a new smartphone in place of the HTC M7, and it seems like a very close relative of the new flagship device.

Rumors have been pegging the M7 for release on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, but leaving Verizon customers out in the cold, if only for a little while. But a leak from Twitter user @LlabTooFeR has a new version of the Droid DNA, DNA+ (HTC watchers are calling it the "DLXPLUS"), that appears to have the same specs as the M7.

The HTC M7 is rumored to have a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch display at 1080p high definition, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, HTC Sense 5.0, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The leaked specs of the Verizon "DLXPLUS" have the same processor, a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, Android Jelly Bean, and HTC Sense 5.0. It's also expected to be LTE capable, which makes sense since Verizon is the nation's largest LTE network.

If Verizon is hoping to compete, they'll have to have this new Droid DNA+ out around the same time that the HTC M7 hits the other carriers. The M7 is going to be unveiled on February 19, and is rumored to hit the stores by early March.

In other HTC news, the M7's 13-megapixel camera may not be exactly that. Pocket-lint is reporting that HTC is changing their camera-sensor standard from megapixels to "ultrapixels," because the M7's camera may not have a single 13-megapixel sensor, but instead three 4.3-megapixel sensors, which should all add up to a 13-megapixel quality image.

We'll have more updates as they come along, as there may be a lot more leaks coming ahead of the February 19 unveiling of the HTC M7.

Droidlife via AndroidCommunity

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