Ahead of a launch event next week, HTC has placed a countdown clock on the front page of its website teasing a new entrant to its One series. The clock, currently set at six days, is counting down to synchronous events in New York and London. Each time the final second hits "one," it's highlighted in green, and cryptic imagery that could reveal parts of the phone briefly appears behind it.

What should we expect from HTC's latest?

So what should we expect from HTC's latest and greatest? Thought to be codenamed M7, HTC's new flagship has been partially revealed in leaked parts, software, and specs, and even made a brief appearance in CEO Peter Chou's hands at a company party. Recently, prolific smartphone leaker @evleaks uploaded a full render of what he labeled the "HTC One;" showing an aluminum model that looks nothing like the phone held by Chou, and has more in common visually with HTCs of old than any of the company's recent flagships. The Taiwanese manufacturer could of course be planning to launch more than one device — last year's MWC saw a trio of One series handsets — but we'll find out for ourselves on February 19th.