Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has reportedly confirmed to host an event later this month. The company, via a Twitter poster, revealed that it will have a streaming live webcast of the event (HERE).

Though there is no hint of what device HTC has in store for us, the cryptic Twitter message does disclose that it will be the first Android Marshmallow-based phone, which many believe to be the long rumoured One A9.

It will be the world's first non-Nexus phone to run on the Android 6.0 OS out-of-the-box.

As far as the internal hardware is concerned, it is unlikely to be a flagship. Instead, a mid-range smartphone, which is expected to house new Snapdragon 617 series SoC (System on Chip), and will be backed by 2GB RAM, Adreno 405 graphics engine, 16GB inbuilt memory, and a 2,150 mAh battery.

It is also expected to house a 13mp camera on the rear-side with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a four-ultrapixel snapper on the front side.

Other noteworthy features include a 5.0-inch full HD display and a finger-print sensor on the home button.

HTC to host launch event on 20 October; Android Marshmallow powered One A9 to make debut this monthEvan Blass (@evleaks) via Twitter

If Twitter spy Evan Blass (@evleaks) is to be believed, HTC One A9 will be offered in six colour options - acid gold, opal silver, deep garnet, carbon grey, rose gold and cast iron.

Stay tuned for more updates.