A lot of eyes are on whether HTC will announce a collection of quad-core powered smartphones this year, but one HTC handset that we definitely know is coming and has garnered quite a following is the Ice Cream Sandwich-running HTC Ville.
This handset is pretty elusive at the moment, with only one or two leaks becoming public knowledge and not revealing too much in the meantime. Now though, we have the clearest leak on the device so far, as a video has been captured and released this week, showing the device in the wild but more importantly, revealing a semi-official list of hardware specifications.
We know that the device will be running the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich, but now we have a confirmation of some other specs that will be featured on the device. Firstly, the Ville will feature a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor as previously speculated, and it will be running on a 4.3-inch qHD display. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8 megapixel rear camera and the latest version of HTC Sense.
It’s also worth pointing out that at just 8mm thick, HTC are likely to market this as their thinnest smartphone ever and one of the thinnest phones on the market alongside the Motorola Droid RAZR. We have to say that the HTC Sense interface is looking fantastic here on the Ville, and we particularly love the animated wallpaper in the background on the home screen and the slick Sense gestures when moving through different menus.
So when will the HTC Ville be available? There’s no indication in the video of when this will be available, but we have a feeling that it may be one of the handsets on show at this month’s Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona. While we’re liking the HTC Sense effects here on the Ville, we have a feeling that some of you may not be too pleased that Google’s precious Ice Cream Sandwich experience has been tampered with. Let us know what you think of Sense below.