htc hima m9 invite (2)

It’s happening, folks! HTC’s newest flagship, the successor to the critically acclaimed One (M8), is coming March 1.

HTC has just fired off the first batch of media invites for a “mystery”  event scheduled for Sunday, March 1. There’s no official indication that the M8’s successor (you may know it as the Hima or the M9) is coming, but, really, there’s no other HTC phone that warrants a big event during this time of the year.

The press event is set to take place on the day before MWC opens its gates, but that’s fairly typical for a company wishing to capture as much limelight as possible for its products.

The invite itself reveals no clues about what we should expect from the Hima, with just a starry background and the cryptic “utopia in progress” tagline. However, a few rumors paint the picture of a powerful Snapdragon 810-equipped device with a 5-inch screen and the sleek metallic build we’ve come to expect from HTC’s high-end devices. Read more about it in our recent M9/Hima rumor roundup.

For what is worth, HTC is promising something special for the show:

Regardless what the utopia ends up looking like, Android Authority will be there to bring you full coverage. Stay tuned for more.