Update: Just hours before today's planned 3pm launch of the new flagship HTC One / M7 smartphone, leaked images of the device have emerged online. Technology website recombu.com posted the below image of the HTC One / M7 earlier today. See New HTC One / M7 smartphone launch: live. See also: HTC One review: a fantastic high-end Android smartphone.
If this leaked image is legitimate (it looks as though it is!), then you can expect the HTC One / M7 to look very iPhone-y. We can guess specs from an image as well as anyone can, and by looking at this leaked image of the HTC One / M7, it's safe to say the new HTC smartphone will be available to buy with either a silver/white or black finish. Interestingly the smartphone seems to have speakers on both the top and bottom of the screen, presumably to offer an enhanced stereo speaker effect when playing videos with the screen turned to landscape.
Also, the new HTC One / M7's homescreen could be a glimpse as to what HTC's new Sense 5.0 will look like. Other interesting features include the continuing support of Beats Audio and what looks to be a new rear-facing camera lens.
HTC is holding a launch event in London today for its new Onesmartphone so here's everything we know.
The HTC One will be the firm's new flagship smartphone and will replace the HTC One X and One X+. The handset was originally leaked as the M7 but will apparently launch as simply the HTC One – confusing, we know.
It seems that HTC has taken a leaf out of Samsung's book and decided not to announce the phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week in Barcelona among the hustle and bustle of rival vendors. Instead, all the attending media will be purely focused on HTC's new piece of shiny kit.
The launch event will take place in London later today at 3pm UK time.
There's little detail on how much this smartphone will cost but US prices have been estimated at in excess of $600. It's more than likely the HTC One will cost at least £500 SIM-free in the UK. This would match the Sony Xperia Z which costs around £520.
HTC One / HTC M7: Design
It's anyone's guess as to whether either of these images are the real deal but the second image comes from a source which has accurately leaked smartphones in the past.
HTC One / HTC M7: Specifications
There's only been a few leaked specifications for the HTC One but important ones, at least. Here's how it looks.
4.7in Full HD (1080 x 1920) screen
1.7GHz quad-core processor
32GB/64GB internal storage
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.0 UI
That's everything we know about today's launch but make sure you join us later when all will be finally revealed. It's also been suggested that HTC could unveil two other devices called the M4 and G2.
The M4 will supposedly use a 4.3in screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 13Mp camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While the G2 will sport a 3.5in display, 1GHz processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.