HTC Ville Puts Dual-core Snapdragon in a Slim Package


As HTC wraps up its new releases for 2011, focus has shifted to what is to come in the new year. The HTC Edge and HTC Zeta have been rumored to debut quad-core processors in the Taiwanese manufacturer’s Android lineup, but the HTC Ville looks to cash in on slim. The Ville is said to be HTC’s thinnest Android phone to date, measuring in at the 8mm sweet spot. The phone first cropped up earlier in the month, but an image has leaked of the rumored handset showing off its thin profile and familiar metal unibody design. The Ville could be among the first crop of smartphones to utilize Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 platform, a dual-core chip said to come clocked at 1.5GHz. Other specs include a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, an 8MP backside-illuminated camera, and Beat Audio support. The Ville will run Ice Cream Sandwich with a Sense 4.0 wrapper.

We are expecting to see the Ville unveiled at Mobile World Congress, undoubtedly with a new name. THe Snapdragon S4’s integrated LTE modem could mean a release on either AT&T or Verizon, though Sprint isn’t out of the question (they will be rolling out LTE sometime next year).

[via Android and Me]

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  1. bacon.

  2. Super AMOLED eh, I guess Samsung decided to lease it out now that they are moving on to better screen technology. 

    Anyways, I’m curious to see the improvements of the S4 chip.

    1. Super AMOLED is still the best technology they have, they have probably just increased manufacturing yields so they can ship it to other companies, Samsung wouldn’t say no to more money…

      1. Super AMOLED Plus is better. 

  3. Nice HTC….but after we get the dual & quad core stuff out of the way….let’s focus on some new design ideas…more screen – less body.

  4. If this phone doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.

  5. Enough with sense already…

    1. I like sense, and so do other people. These kinds of options distinguish Android from its competitors. Long live sense!

  6. Send it to T-Mobile as an AOSP device, stat! (I wonder if HTC still remembers about the gPhones…)

  7. I approve of this design.  It looks pretty to me…

  8. Meh, I hate to be the guy who seems to only care about hardware but I wont be buying a new phone unless it has a quadcore processor and a 720p display. And LTE and NFC but those are probably going to start becoming a lot more prevalent in high-end phones so saying that might be pointless, oh well. 

    1. Your porn will look fine with dual core, promise

      1. But what if I want 3D porn?! What then?

        1. Well… the current dual cores can display 3D at 1080p :)
          The OMAP 4460 can even record 3D 1080p 30fps- .
          All the announced quad cores are going to fail anyway, especially Tegra 3.
          And no, I’m not a Nvidia hater, quite the opposite actually.

          1. so you’re saying he/she can run his/her own 3D porn studio for 30 minutes a day (if the battery will stay charged that long to record)?  losing

    2. you said “meh”.  I stopped reading after that.

  9. I wonder how this should compete with new models coming out from Samsung’s upcoming models….specifically the Nexus…Omar-blog.vopium.com

  10. I wonder if Apple will sue for that curved screen.

  11. I’m getting sick of all these thin phones with batteries that last no longer than a couple of hours.  Sure they are pretty and you can’t feel them in your pocket because they are a whole millimeter thinner than the last model but what is wrong with making a thicker version so you can put a bigger and longer lasting battery in the darn things?

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