HTC Ville Caught on Video with Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4.0

The smartphone is expected to be announced next month at MWC 2012

By on January 31st, 2012 15:04 GMT
The unannounced HTC Ville leaked about two months ago, along with the press shoot and specs sheet. Today, the first video showing the phone’s capabilities surfaced online, which points to an imminent announcement at Mobile World Congress 2012, next month.

 

The video was published by the French site HTC Hub and shows the HTC Ville in all its glory. Even though this is not the quad-core smartphone that everyone was expecting, HTC Ville is still among the powerful Android devices that will be available on the market this year.

 

Codenamed HTC Ville, the smartphone may be launched under a different name next month at the MWC 2012. According to the video leaked recently, the Ville is powered by Google’s Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and features HTC Sense 4.0 on top.

 

The folks over at BGR previously claimed that the HTC Ville would be slimmer than Apple’s iPhone 4S, which seems to be confirmed in the video.

 

HTC Ville is rumored to be delivered with a brilliant 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, as well as an impressive 8-megapixel rear photo snapper with LED flash, autofocus and HD video recording.

 

On the inside, the smartphone is equipped with a dual core Snapdragon Series 4 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. There’s no word on the amount of memory, but we can safely assume that the HTC Ville will provide at least 16GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM.

 

Design-wise, the unannounced HTC Ville strongly resembles Samsung Galaxy Nexus with its curved lines inspired from an image of a magnolia petal floating in midair.

 

Other than that, it is also worth mentioning that the HTC Ville features three touch-sensitive buttons, instead of four and it’s said to pack HSPA+ support and a 1650 mAh battery.

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