Rumors by Dan Seifert on Wednesday November 09, 2011.
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BGR has obtained some information that it claims is about HTC's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with the Sense interface - Sense 4.0 to be exact. Called the Ville, the rumored smartphone is said to be powered by a dual-core processor and will debut at the Mobile World Congress trade show in February.
Awful code names and coincidences with software version numbering aside, the Ville does seem like an interesting device. HTC has not created the thinnest smartphones as of late (take one look at the 13.65mm Rezound and you will know exactly what I mean), but the Ville is said to be under 8mm thick, right there with the 7.1mm thick DROID RAZR from Motorola. The Ville will supposedly have a 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) display, not 720p HD like the Rezound, but it will apparently be a Super AMOLED unit, a first for HTC. The Ville will be powered by a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon processor, and will have an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities.
The Ville will apparently lack NFC capabilities due to its metal construction, and it will be powered by a 1,650mAh battery. It was not said whether the battery will be built-in or removable. Beats Audio and HSPA+ support round out the experience.
BGR is pegging an April release for the Ville, after being shown off at MWC in February. We expect to see many more smartphones leak over the next few months, as manufacturers start to gear up for the 2012 smartphone season, which at this point, already looks very crowded.