If you think the HTC Rezound already beats the iPhone 4S to a pulp, HTC has another–and probably better–killer smartphone in the works. Codenamed as the HTC Ville, it will be one of the handsets to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012.
First reported by Boy Genius Report, the HTC Ville will employ a 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor, an 8-megapixel camera that is capable of recording 1080p HD video, and a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display. Support for HSPA+ connectivity is expected and a 1,650-mAh battery will power the device. Yet another feature to look forward to will be Beats audio compatibility.
Due to the metallic design of the case, NFC capability seems unlikely to find its way in the smartphone. And as shown in the leaked image, the HTC Ville may also arrive without a front camera.
Nonetheless, the phone will only be 8.0-mm thick, thinner than the iPhone 4S. Ice Cream Sandwich is also reported to come preinstalled with the device and not arrive as a future update, a plausible scenario considering the HTC Ville’s spring launch. A likely feature to debut first in the device is the customized Android skin, HTC Sense 4.0.
Looks like a cool HTC smartphone to look forward to, huh? Too bad it’s only qHD. But, that could still change, right?
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qHD is dead to me. I’m not even sure I’m willing to settle for pentile (1280×720 Galaxy Nexus or 1280×800 Note). Also, I’m hoping with Ice Cream Sandwich, there will finally be a whole slew of phones to choose from besides the Nexus that are vanilla. The G2 was pretty vanilla I read, so hopefully there will be more vanilla phones coming from HTC.
Who is driving this thinness craze anyway. I have no need for a phone to be thinner than 10 mm, even a big 5″ display one. I’d much rather fill up a 1 cm space with a nice camera, battery, and a contoured shock absorbing case than have a phone that’s hard to hold, fragile, and short lived per charge.