Insider reports claim that the HTC Ville, the latest device by the smart phone maker, will be run by Android 4.0, what is also called the Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, there are reports that it will be the first HTC device to run the Sense User Interface 4.0. This might not go down well with consumers who were hoping for a stock ICS experience, but then, custom skins are a way in which one Android device maker sets itself apart from another. Another highlight of this phone will be that it will have no buttons on the front panel, going for capacitive buttons only.
The display for the Ville will be a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, which is disappointingly expected to carry the Pen Tile Matrix layout according to screenshots. The processor for this phone will be a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Series 4, though it is not yet known whether it will be dual core or single. The camera will be an 8 mega pixel snapper at the back, along with a back-illuminating sensor and high definition recording up to 1080 pixels. Nothing is known yet of a front camera for video calling.
HTC is touting the phone to be slimmer than the iPhone 4S. The Ville has a metal body; therefore it will not have on-board NFC. Customers can only hope it does not have the ‘death grip’ issue which has plagued the iPhone 4 and other metal body phones. The official confirmation of this device, which only runs with the code name ‘Ville’ and will get an official name when is announced, will be announced officially at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The Mobile World Congress is said to be the world’s most important conclave with respect to the cell phone industry and the communications business and will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the end of February next year.