HTC is going to make a splash at the upcoming mobile-centric event, Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona, Spain this March. As per the invites sent out by the Taiwanese tech giant, a press conference will held by HTC on 1 March and all signs point towards the release of its next flagship, One M9 (Hima). HTC may not stop just at that as reports hint at a surprise wearable launch at the big event.
The press invites were sent out for the 2015 Mobile World Congress event on Friday, confirming the data and time for its press conference. According to CNET, the event will kick off at 4pm CET on 1 March where we'll see "what's next" in store from HTC. The invite does not specifically reveal HTC's plans, except there is a starry background with a teasing phrase "utopia in progress."
HTC is also the first among the giant Android smartphone makers to have confirmed a launch event. If the rumours are to be believed, HTC will take the wraps off its flagship One M9 smartphone. HTC's current flagship, the One M8, was also launched last March and it seems fitting for the company to upgrade its smartphone line-up around the same time this year.
There have been several rumours and leaked specifications for the HTC One M9. According the most recent leak by @upleaks, HTC will pack its M9 with a Full HD 5-inch display, Snapdragon 810 processor, 20.7mp rear facing camera, 13mp or 4mpP UltraPixel front snapper, 2,840mAh battery and Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 UI atop. There have been conflicts in the screen size and resolution, which suggest a larger 5.2- or 5.5-inch display with 1,440x2,560 pixels Quad HD resolution.
As for the hardware, HTC will undoubtedly make its upcoming flagship using aluminum materials.
Besides the flagship, rumours suggest at least one other device to be launched in March. Going by the rumours, there is a high possibility HTC will jump into the wearables with its own smartwatch or devices in other odd categories like home entertainment, according to The Verge.