HTC Ville says cheese for new pictures
Recently the subject of a video, the HTC Ville will feature a 4.3 inch qHD AMOLED screen with pixel density of 256ppi, and will be powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. 1GB of RAM is aboard The 8MP rear facing shooter captures video at 1080p. Android 4.0 is to be installed out of the box with Sense 4.0 on top. The HTC Ville should have LTE connectivity and will come to market with a 1650mAh battery.
While HTC is expected to bring the HTC Ville to MWC in Barcelona at the end of this month, until then we have a new set of pictures obtained by Japanese site Ameblo. Now we just need to find a phone booth for this "Hero" to use to change back into those mild mannered street clothes.
source: Ameblo (translated) via Phandroid
1. StreetNerd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 13:43 13 2
wheres the lovely HTC design?.... this one looks like crap :/
2. Muhannad posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:03 7 1
I agree but the HTC needed change in the way its phones look.
25. Mario1017 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 19:17 3 0
1650 small? that is normal
34. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 06 Feb 2012, 23:19 0 0
Normal? For HTC maybe...but even with a 1800 battery LTE devices don't last a day. We want 2000+ on our LTE devices.
42. moosa.mahsoom posted on 10 Feb 2012, 20:58 0 1
this is apparently not a full 4G. this phone has 3.9 Gb a.k.a HSPA+.
27. InspectorGadget80 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 19:21 3 1
People complain bout the same design. I don't care I LOVE HTC. I'm stil waiting for a ICS HTC phone to come to AT&T.
35. theindianguy posted on 07 Feb 2012, 00:54 1 0
I LOVE HTC too...and i actually find this phone quiet attractive.
39. ladyhaly posted on 07 Feb 2012, 17:30 0 0
Except the clock. I love thick and big numbers. I love HTC Sense the way it is. I just want more features... More options... But I love it just the way it is.
38. AndresJ posted on 07 Feb 2012, 14:39 0 0
I too loved the htc design, this phone looks like somekind of samsung!!!
3. jove39 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:04 5 2
And no HD display...avg battery...only good part is S4 cpu...may be HTC need to upgrade their devices faster than they think.
6. Muhannad posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:08 3 2
Don't forget that HTC Sense will look better than usual because of its Super AMOLED display.
5. Muhannad posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:07 3 1
I'm not trying to troll here or anything but I can already tell what are some of its downsides going to be.
- Bad Battery Life
- Bad Camera Quality
- Lag Due to HTC Sense
Prove me wrong HTC....Please.
14. ngo2dd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 16:02 2 0
Okay the camera is a f2.2 or 2.4 len. HTC has not has a bad camera phone after the evo 3D
21. Birds posted on 06 Feb 2012, 18:21 1 0
No it is still 5 megapixels it is just that the pictures are overlapped to give you a 3d image.
26. Mario1017 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 19:18 2 0
lol dumbass, the images are still 5MP, do you know how 3D works?
32. Cwebb posted on 06 Feb 2012, 20:46 1 2
Unknot your panties and settle down, I was kidding XD
29. ngo2dd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 20:21 0 0
What do that have to do with the lens?
40. ladyhaly posted on 07 Feb 2012, 17:32 0 0
The lens are part of the sensors, which determine how much light passes through in in order to render an image.
36. theindianguy posted on 07 Feb 2012, 01:01 0 0
Bad battery life, i agree.
Lag due to HTC sense, sorta agree.
Bad camera---> no freaking waayy. i can assure you my desire s shoots better photos than a cyber shot. But thats just me...
7. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:13 3 2
disgrace to ics!
imean the sense not the phone
9. WirelessCon posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:28 2 0
Yeah, that design aesthetic isn't too good. It might be better in the hand, but if doesn't look good in pictures then their marketing department is looking at a nightmare.
10. squallz506 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:40 1 0
hmm, i hope this isnt tmobiles new flagship, i would be sorely disappointed.
12. android1234 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 15:48 5 1
HTC keeps following in the same format. Their sales were down because they weren't innovative like Motorola or Samsung. Motorola got a sleek thin design with the razr, great battery life in the razr maxx. Both phones set new boundaries. HTC same design, thick, etc....they need so.e inspiring designs, aka a very thin phone with a unique shape or curve, or something newly high spec'd and needs a better battery. If Motorola can do, so can they.
15. ngo2dd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 16:04 5 4
The razr to you is good but to me it is ugly has hell.
19. speckledapple posted on 06 Feb 2012, 17:39 3 0
it may be ugly to some but there is no doubt of the specs being impressive as well as the battery life. And tha maxx, does even better so its definitely possible
30. ngo2dd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 20:27 1 0
The specs is not impressive on the razr. The battery life is good because of the large size of the battery. I prefer removable battery. The thinness thing need to go. The razr just don't feel good to me.
What is really impressive about it?
17. Cwebb posted on 06 Feb 2012, 16:43 8 1
Looks better than 90% of the phones Motorola chuggs out
18. speckledapple posted on 06 Feb 2012, 17:37 1 1
Looks like they are pouring out much of the same. A largely dismal battery with probably horrible battery life and upgraded sense. I bet the phone is also thick and simply just a waste of time.
31. ngo2dd posted on 06 Feb 2012, 20:32 3 0
I guess you don't do your own research. This phone is 8mm thick. I don't know about battery life but I know it should be better because here is some knowledge for you. First it is using the S4 which is smaller in size. The amoled screen help too. Please do some research before you talk
20. speckledapple posted on 06 Feb 2012, 17:40 1 1
Very true. Iti s just more of the same from them. How sad is that. I feel they will end up fading into the background with this strategy.
22. lubba posted on 06 Feb 2012, 18:38 2 0
Bold words but little action. Is this the new HTC? If it is, I need to clean my glasses a little bit more. And what is it with the grey bland sad color that they love so much! Also where is the kick stand! Thought it was one of the best things htc put onto their phones and made them look and feel great. What does it matter. HTC wont hear us anyway.
28. rockstarlive posted on 06 Feb 2012, 19:24 1 0
This phone is similar to the Amaze 4g and Sensation.
37. lubba posted on 07 Feb 2012, 03:53 1 0
T-mobile, they love scraps. Whichever is the lesser, they'll take. In a way, they do mock their customers, buy the cheap to sell to the cheap.
43. jabberwocky posted on 21 Feb 2012, 08:00 0 0
I guess I don't agree that the design is terrible. I don't think it's strikingly good, but it seems serviceable. The size of 4.3 is probably the sweet spot for me, at 4.5 the phones get unweildly for me and take up too much pocket space, although I certainly understand the desire for more visual real estate. The 5" devices coming out just seem absurd.
From a performance perspective, the 28nm S4 will be king (POSSIBLY behind the Tegra 3, with the caveat of the Tegra 3 being a powerwhore in comparison). As the recent Anandtech benchmarks have shown, the S4 is an excellent design right now, just like the 8650 in the Incredible when it came out. Sure, other phones will come out 6+ months from now with faster processors, but if you want to play that game you'll never buy a phone.
I didn't mind Sense on my Incredible when it first came out, but they lagged with updates so I moved to root to get the latest OS. I suspect I will have to do the same again. Hopefully, it will not take too long to get Sense 4.0 tested and put this phone on the market. It will be a different picture in Q2/Q3 with Exynos.
For me, this is the flagship phone from HTC (the X being too big, and too power hungry). I doubt any other phone will hit 28nm in 2012, some are planned for 2013. We might see other ARMv7 designs show up later this year, but I think they will struggle on 40nm. I bet they'll need 2000maH+ to keep up. Not sure if any are planned for 32nm?
I would still love to see removeable battery for this, since usually a ~30% upgrade costs about $40 and fits stock.