The recent spate of leaked HTC devices has been exciting, with quad-core monsters the Edge and Zeta on the phone side, and the Quattro on the tablet side, but if those weren’t enough, the HTC Ville has now joined the party. Although the design doesn’t look all that different from other efforts, the word is the Ville will be the slimmest HTC phone yet, measuring just 8mm thick!
That’s closing in on the Motorola RAZR, which at a mere 7.1mm thick will still hold the ‘slimmest phone’ crown, but what’s a millimetre between friends? The Ville will easily trump the 9.3mm thick iPhone 4S and the 8.5mm (at its thinnest point) Galaxy S II, plus from the pictures the Ville appears to have a cool metallic unibody construction too.
The Ville name appeared at the beginning of November when BGR outed it as being one of HTC’s 2012 range of Android Ice Cream Sandwich handsets. The spec sounds good, although not quite as exciting as the Edge or Zeta, as it will use a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor instead of some massive quad-core chip.
Additionally, the Ville will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and version 4.0 of HTC Sense. Rumours have also suggested Beats Audio will be a feature, however the leaked shots don’t show the Beats branding, so this may not be the case.
With a possible April release date, the Ville will probably be among HTC’s Mobile World Congress announcements next February.