Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation was just rumored to plan the release of a quad-core smartphone no later that next year, and it seems that it might be accompanied by other high-end devices, even if not all of them would be powered by the same powerful application processor.
One of these should be the HTC Ville, which has just made an appearance into the wild, and which should hit the market under a different name, since this is only a codename for it.
The handset was spotted on the previously leaked list of codenames from the handset vendor, and is said to be on its way to the market with Google's new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS on board.
The handset is also said to arrive on shelves with HTC's Sense 4.0 user interface, and to sport a fast 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 application processor.
The upcoming mobile phone should arrive on shelves with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen display on the front, and with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
Moreover, the new mobile phone will deliver support for 1080p HD video recording, and should also sport a camera on the front, for video calling.
The specifications list of the new device would also include HSPA+ connectivity, as well as a 1,650 mAh battery and Beats Audio.
Apparently, the device will be only 8mm thick, and will not arrive on shelves with NFC connectivity capabilities, since it will pack a metal case.
The new mobile phone should make an appearance on the market sometime next year, though no specific info on when exactly that will happen emerged for the time being. Keep an eye on this space for more on this.