It looks like HTC CEO Peter Chou just couldn’t wait for the presumed February 19th launch event before debuting the company’s next flagship device, the HTC M7, in both in name and in physical form.
Earlier this week, HTC sent out invites for a February 19th launch event, taking place in both New York and London, where the company is reportedly going to show off its HTC M7 flagship, a device that will likely compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4. However, it appears that HTC may have jumped the gun a bit as the HTC M7 has seemingly been revealed early.
According to a report from cnYES, courtesy of Engadget, HTC CEO Peter Chou went up on stage and thanked the HTC M7 team for working overtime on the device. Video from NextTV captured the event as Chou seemingly goes up on stage and entices the workers into chanting HTC One and, lo and behold, ‘M7’ which is the rumored name for the flagship.
Furthermore, Chou seemingly unveiled the device early, up on stage, showcasing a device that very well could be the upcoming 4.7-inch HTC M7 itself. Chou evidently exclaims that the time is a good time to test the camera, and he does so on stage. The device on stage appears to be a silver and black device, a color rumored to be one included with the HTC M7.
The video and photos of the event don’t reveal much else, but given that the crowds chanted M7, it looks like there is little left to the imagination as far as th February 19th product launch is concerned.
The HTC M7 is rumored to be HTC’s answer to the Galaxy S4 and it’s likely to have a 1080p display, rumored to be 4.7-inches in size, a quad-core processor, 13MP camera, Android Jelly Bean possibly of the Android 4.2 variety, and 4G LTE support.
Rumors suggest that the device will emerge on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile at the start with a Verizon model lagging behind, likely due to the close proximity to the Droid DNA launch back in November.