26
Nov
HTC-Ville-2

Remember the upcoming HTC Ville that we heard about earlier this month? Pocketnow has snagged what seems to be an official render, and the image reveals a device swathed in brushed aluminum - not to mention, as rumored, the Ville does look like it will check in at under 8mm thick.

HTC-Ville-2

Other details remain the same as what we've heard before:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP rear shooter (the same one that's reportedly in the Edge) with 1080p video
  • Metal construction
  • Less than 8mm thick
  • HSPA+
  • 1650mAh battery
  • Sense 4.0
  • Beats Audio

HTC is expected to reveal the Ville at MWC in February, to be released in April. Then again, this far in advance, that's all subject to change, so take it all with a grain of salt.

[Souce: Pocketnow]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • RRobin

    qHD? Meh. I think I might get myself a nice Nexus, 1280x720 display!

    • Alex

      Ay Ay!

      Stock over Skinned anydayyyyy

  • Dragonithe

    I want a new phone, but I can't chose what to do :(
    Get a galaxy nexus and be happy, or wait until MWC and decide what I want after that.
    Phones like this, the HTC edge and S3 make me doubt what to do..

    • Zomby2D

      Depends if you want a phone now or in 6 months.

  • Jeano

    Will Sprint be the service provider?

    • Rob

      The specs list HSPA+. That's most-likely a GSM device, so not Sprint with these specs.

  • Blalbub

    Dragonithe, you shouldnt really care what will be there in 3 or more monts.. get youre nexus, be happy to have the latest firmware and dont check the price/other phones after you purchased it!

  • Mike

    Am I mistaken...or wasn;t this supposed to be a quad-core Snapdragon phone??

    • Mike

      ahh that was the Zeta...nevermind...so hard to keep track of these "rendered" phones!

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    why hardware buttons if ICS is in it

  • Sebvett

    If it runs ICS then why does it have soft-buttons under the screen? Look carefully at the o's in 'pocketnow.com'.

    • Tyler Brainerd

      ICS is compatible with hardware buttons if the manufacturer wants to include them.

  • Rutger

    Why the buttons at the bottom if it haZ ICS?

    edit: lol, same post as sebvett, sorry

  • Mike

    It needs hardware buttons because sense 4.0 overlay will not work without them. Galaxy nexus does not need them because it has no overlay like: sense, MOTOBLUR etc.

    • J

      Is this confirmed or conjecture?

      I was hoping to get an HTC phone to replace my current DX when its contract is up since they seem to play better with CM than Moto does... I think I'd like to try my hand at a button-less phone, but if HTC requires them for Sense... I doubt HTC will consider a un-Sense'ed phone... So based on your intel, HTC will never release a button-less phone (unless they can tweak Sense to work with virtual buttons).

  • L boogie

    So far the Htc Edge & Bliss are my favorites (+ galaxy s 3) of the recent Htc announcements but Zeta & this phone are pretty close and I'm waiting for the official specs before making any comments meanwhile debating between nexus lte and the rezound

    • L boogie

      That's Htc Bloom not bliss oops!

  • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

    I want a Nexus, but I can't since I can't live with only 16gig.. :(

    • L boogie

      There's also a 32 gb version as well

  • Freak4Dell

    Another slick phone from HTC. I really like the styling they've turned to with their recent leaks.

  • Logan

    Is it just me or has every HTC phone since the Desire/Eris (except the Incredible line) had the same basic design? Why not make something slick like an Optimistic or GS 2 or even the Revolution? I want something shiny and black. :)

  • J

    Are any of these new up-coming must have HTC phones (Edge, Zeta, Ville) coming to Verizon? Ville is HSPA+, So no V there... and the specs I've seen for Edge & Zeta list GSM radios (so obviously not Verizon either). So unless they're global phones & I just missed the CDMA listing... Or if they were just placeholders until the official specs come out...

  • J

    Are any of these new up-coming must have HTC phones (Edge, Zeta, Ville) coming to Verizon? Ville is HSPA+, So no V there... and the specs I've seen for Edge & Zeta list GSM radios (so obviously not Verizon either). So unless they're global phones & I just missed the CDMA listing... Or if they were just placeholders until the official specs come out...

  • Adrian

    what's the point of HTC phone design leaks? they're all the same

  • http://www.androidfamily.net/ androidfamily

    LOL... Odd assumption that I want to regress designs, no, I was merely saying that HTC used to make 'unique' designs... My all time favourite design still is the N93i - fabulous... I proudly had one of those, and the rotating swivel S700 (sonye ..

  • http://droid-stuff.blogspot.com/ Droid Guy

    This will be my next phone. Great design and specs.