HTC boss Peter Chou was seen holding its upcoming flagship HTC M7 handset at the company's year end party. 

After being heckled by the crowd to show off the device, Chou held it up to give the camera some testing.

We've seen plenty of the handset thanks to leaks online, but Chou, the company's CEO,  couldn't wait to give us some official confirmation. Better yet, he confirmed a white version is indeed on the way.

HTC is rumoured to unveil the HTC M7 at its 19 February launch event.

According to various leaks, HTC's next flagship is set to feature a quad-core Qualcomm processor (predictably), a 4.7-inch 1920 x 1080 (full HD) display, 32GB of internal storage, no microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

HTC's newly designed Sense 5 is also said to be included on the handset. Pocket-lint will be covering the event in full and will be live from the MWC 2013 trade show floor for the latest, where we should get more info on pricing and availability.