News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 10, 2014.
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HTC was kind enough to send us an invite this evening for a press event that it is holding on October 8th in New York City, and we'll even get to have drinks afterwards. However, enough about the jet set life of the tech writer (it's not really) and on to what exactly HTC will be announcing during the event.We are already seeing plenty of reports suggesting that the company is going to launch its Nexus 9 tablet, the slate known sometimes as Volantis or the Nexus 8. That Google collaboration was ousted earlier in the day entirely by accident courtesy of NVIDIA, with the chip maker saying it would feature a Tegra K1 processer, which is just about the fastest in the mobile world. The problem is, I have it on good authority from a HTC source that the Nexus tablet will be launched in conjunction with Google, so forget about it arriving here. In fact, the invite itself actually gives a hint as to what the event will be about as it leads with "Double Exposure" which without having to put our detective hats on tells us that it will be camera focused. So, you are probably thinking that HTC is going to deliver a smartphone that expands on its recent dual depth sensor lenses on the HTC One M8 and beyond, but think again. The company has asked those attending to RSVP with a selfie, which leaves me in a pickle because I do not do selfies. However, we never even had to call Colombo because it is plainly obvious that during this event HTC will be launching a selfie centric device, I mean look at the women in the image. So, is a solid smartphone with a decent front facing camera worth an event of its own or could HTC have just launched this alongside the Desire 820 last week at IFA? Possibly, but I am guessing that this will be a high end variant and to make the speculation a little wilder I think this will be a higher spec'd HTC One M8 with a Snapdragon 805 and a headline grabbing front facing camera lens.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.