Image: Upcoming HTC Ville specs leak online, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display

Ian Hardy

November 9, 2011 10:20 am


Yesterday there was 24 codenames leaked online up upcoming HTC devices, one of them was the quad-core HTC edge. Today, new device details have surfaced online of the HTC “Ville” – this was not in the list but the Villa was. The Ville features an all metal casing and measures in at 8mm thin, has a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera that shoots 1080p HD videos capture support, have Beats audio but lacks NFC capabilities. In addition, the formal announcement is expected to be held in February at the Mobile World Congress and the Ville will be an HSPA+ device – no word on carriers.

2012 is looking to be a good year for HTC.

Source: BGR

  • bob

    so I guess it’s the same display as in the RAZR?

    • Jabar Gaffney

      RIM?

  • jnrbshp

    Another article I read said that this phone wasn’t coming out until april… I don’t know how long people are gonna wait to get their ice cream..

    … and if this phone doesn’t launch until april how long is it gonna be until we see ice cream sandwich on other htc devices?

    This is why people are interested in the galaxy nexus even though its specs are below other devices

    • kenypowa

      Galaxy Nexus won’t be out until December. I honest think a 4 month delay is acceptable. Afterall, functionally wise, Gingerbread is a very stable and capable OS.

      This phone is pretty, but I wish it has NFC.

  • Craig

    I’m glad it’s a 4.3 inch screen! These are awesome specs! Android 4.0, Sense 4.0, great camera and video…fast processor. Love it. :)

    • Sammy

      I agree with you on the screen size. 4.3 size is perfect.

  • Geoff

    Honestly, phones like this make me excited for what is waiting for me when I get my next phone… 1 year from now.

    All I really want is a 4.0 – 4.3 inch display, 1.x Ghz dual core (which everything is), 8MP camera with f/2.2, and, most importantly, 2 days worth of battery life (or 1 day of heavy use)!

  • keiYUI

    I just jizzed in my pants when I saw that..

  • Jack Fung

    Why didn’t they put NFC on the phone?

  • Steve

    I dont see buttons…

    • Me

      what do you mean buttons? Like the volume rocker or what?

    • Steve

      Buttons like menu, home, back, etc… this looks quite Galaxy Nexus ish

    • Me

      It’ll be running ICS so it has no use for the 4 buttons at the bottom. they’ll all be on the screen. I dunno if i’ll like it as much, but here’s to hoping it works!

  • Sammy

    Looks promising. Can’t wait for more details.

  • dc

    Dannyumm!

  • KidCanada

    Man this site is full of android nerds lol…btw all these super specs are useless if the battery sucks which all android manufacturers are known for except Samsung. How long does it take them to figure out that betterylife is essential when you don’t have time to sit beside an outlet till your phone is charged up?? (This is not direct at HTC phones)

  • a

    Wished it has nfc! And isn’t Snapdragon slower compared to other processors?

  • Stimulator

    For all you “where’s the buttons?” people, Ice Cream Sandwich provides on-screen software keys rather than hardware keys.

  • Allan

    Should I refund my HTC Raider, and wait for this?

  • Ramy

    Meh, not hating on HTC or anything…but that phone is not comparable to Sony’ Nozomi….12 MP Camera…Full HD Display..a very high PPI which I can’t remember exactly. But yeh, that’s also apart from what you get from the Sony software itself

  • Me

    I love HTC but i hope it looks better then that :P I obviously know that’s just a random picture, or at least hope.

  • Jim Jones

    I work at a Bestbuy mobile store, and I can’t remember the last time a customer asked me what type of processor a phone has. The average cellphone user doesn’t care.

    The question I get the most is “Can I play Angry Birds on this phone??”

    • Dewey

      Definitely a sign of the impending zombie apocalypse.

  • Dalex

    As someone mentioned, hopefully that’s just a placeholder picture as it looks a bit bland. No buttons should mean ICS with I’m guessing Sense 4.0. As MobileSyrup reviews have been saying, Sense is getting tiresome and needs a refresh. Let’s hope Sense 4.0 is very light upon ICS, no more bloat and a generally smooth operation.

    Let’s also hope the Snapdragon processor mentionned is the new Krait so that it can compete with the Tegra 3 devices.

    The thinness sounds good. The QHD Super Amoled might be the same one as that of the RAZR, so PenTile, but not too shabby regardless. Figured most devices would have HD displays next year, but what the hell, maybe this one will be cheaper.

  • saffant

    Ugh.. Snapdragon’s a joke.