HTC is expected to officially unveil its oft-rumored M7 Android smartphone at an event that's taking place in just under three weeks. Apparently HTC CEO Peter Chou decided that the new handset's camera needed some last-minute testing, though, as he decided to whip the M7 out at HTC's year-end party earlier today in Taipei and snap a few shots of the crowd. Chou can be seen above brandishing what looks to be a white version of the M7, and while it's tough to make out many details of the device itself, the phone in the exec's hands does appear to have a centered camera with a flash on its left, just like the M7 shown in recent leaks.
Previous reports have claimed that the HTC M7 will be the company's new flagship handset, featuring a spec list that includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor, 13-megapixel rear camera and Android Jelly Bean beneath a new HTC Sense 5 overlay. As I noted before, HTC has scheduled an event for Feb. 19, and it's expected that the M7 will make the move from Rumorville to Official Town at that gathering. Chou is said to have thanked the M7 team at this event for working overtime this past week to finish up the new handset, and HTC chairperson Cher Wang went on to mention that the M7 will debut in February. To help pass the time until the M7 is given a proper introduction, and to get you more excited for HTC's upcoming handset, below is a clip of Peter Chou and HTC employees shouting "M7" and "HTC One."