HTC is set to join the league of slimmest Android smartphone makers with its new handset currently dubbed HTC Ville. PocketNow got its hands on the HTC Ville’s image and claims it will come with a dual-core processor.
Ville is going to be less than eight mm thick and has a metallic body. The smartphone will have a 4.3 inch Super Amoled display with qHD 960 x 540 pixel resolution. It is expected to be released sometime early next year.
It will also have the HTC Sense 4.0 user interface with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Inside the slim body, the HTC Ville will house a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 mobile processor. This new generation processor promises to be 60 per cent faster than its predecessors and displays better graphics with an Adreno 225 graphics chip.
HTC has added an 8 megapixel image sensor capable of 1080p full HD video recording to make the smartphone more interesting. A front facing camera is visible in the image of the HTC Ville.
Ville will join the league of high-end slimmer than 10 mm smartphones that include Samsung’s Galaxy S II, Motorola RAZR XT910 and Apple iPhone 4S.
HTC also has plans to add Beats Audio technology to this smartphone, and could pack a 1650 mAh battery. With the Android 4.0 ICS update, power management is expected to be better. Unfortunately, HTC still doesn’t support Near Field Communication.
We expect this smartphone to be out at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.