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HTC Ville shown off in video, Sense 4.0 also makes a cameo

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HTC Ville shown off in video, Sense 4.0 also makes a cameo
Wondering what the yet unannounced HTC Ville looks like? Curious about HTC Sense 4.0? This here video will answer feed your curiosity about both those things.

The upcoming HTC Ville looks relatively thin and in the typical for HTC industrial design clothes. Sense 4.0 comes with really neat animations, but it should also bring new typography, a refined email client and integration with Dropbox.

Here are the leaked specs for the HTC Ville:
  • Dual-Core 1.5GHz processor,
  • 1GB RAM,
  • 4.3″ qHD display,
  • 8-megapixel camera,
  • front-facing VGA camera,
  • Bluetooth 4.0,
  • Android 4.0.1 + Sense 4.0.

The folks over at HTC Hub who got a chance to hold an early prototype of the HTC Ville remind us that this is a mid-ranger, not the flagship device and this should explain the qHD resolution. The real flagship should be the upcoming HTC Edge.

source: HTC Hub via BGR

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posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:28 1

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


qHD Display? I thought we're already on the 720p era?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:32 9

3. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


and its mid-range ..

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:01

13. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


another link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tldc63v2KTI&feature=player_embedded

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:10

15. ECPirate37 (Posts: 92; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Thanks for this link since the one in the article is marked private.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:06 2

14. elliotsilva (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


let's not forget this is a debug version (alpha), so save your useless comments about "android lags so much".
but no doubt it would be better without any sense 4.0.

and here a leaked video on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgmIC1ESZE

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:14 3

16. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


4.3 inch S4 processor ICS is Mid-Range? Hmm...

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:41 1

19. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


its the s3 dual core not s4 quad core but lol yep looks like dual cores are 2012 mid range

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:57 2

20. minhajmsd (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


s4 has both dual cores and quad cores

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:02 2

22. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Mmm OK guess I got that wrong...

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 22:43 1

34. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Either way, who said it was an S4? I think you can assume it's an S3 more safely.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:59 4

21. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 267; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


mid range? yikes... what would that make the precious iphone? bottom range?

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 21:28

33. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


The Galaxy SII came with a WVGA in the age of qHD,

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:30 2

2. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Its' still good!!

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:43

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


magic O.o

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:44

5. greathero1 (Posts: 494; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Meh!!

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:48 1

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


aren't both roboto and Hollo supposed to be default in order to have android market? I see a bunch of unneeded animations in here

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:50 2

7. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


still not as smooth as the iphone or sgs2......even with ics :(

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:41 1

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Its those unnecessary effects I see a lot of weak points

1. The launcher should be based in ICS this one looks dated and has unnecessary space .

2. the extra effects are not needed .

3. I see many Gingerbread items on top that should be updated

4. why get rid of roboto and hollo? they looks good.

5. too many addons to the task bar

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:20

18. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Your weak point is your opinion. Not all of use agree with your view point. All the Rom I have try on my phone have added more option to the task bar. ICS launcher is on that good to look at. The one for go launcher is better in my opinion

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:11

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what I mean is simple if they want to have categories on the launcher they could have used the top bar instead of that huge space at the botton like on blur

http://goo.gl/E2wcT

they could have added the widget drawer too.

what I mean when I said "ICS Based" i don't mean the stock ICS drawer I mean one that has added functionality like nova launcher or trebuchet it keeps a great Look while adding features to the launcher, in simple words the launcher could be better it needs more work lots of them.

when I install a custom ROM on my device I like to have some things on my Notification bar but i'm not a huge fan of having it clogged with stuff (like a task manager for example) toggles are ok tho but having lots of stuff you don't use daily is rather unnecessary and a waste of space for notifications.

now effects I don't know they just seem to use a lot of resources and may cause some confusion I'm not a fan of stuff that's too flashy

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:36

27. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I guess you have not use sense the notification bar and the toggle are on separate page when you pull down the notification bar. What you see is the setting menus.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:23

29. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I have seen sense on the Mytouch4G and the Evo it remains nearly the same and does not have the looks, heck if it was not because they showed the android version I would think it was GB. Google has being stepping up its game same could be said about Blur and Touch Wiz but I feel sense lags in the way I looks and feels and I'm not the Only one thinking about it

http://goo.gl/B7HH2

this would look nice on GB but for ICS this wont do

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 16:53 1

31. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Its not a finished build of the hardware and software, everything is subject to change. They are probably still smoothing out Sense 4.0 and experimenting with Android 4.0 too. For all we know they can scrap the device.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 09:57 4

8. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)


It says the video is private??

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:05 3

9. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Does not look good!

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 10:14 2

10. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


same color and same overall design that's not boding well with buyers.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:01 5

12. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


jeez, if this is mid-range i need to upgrade.

and another thing: Give Me Vanilla 4.0!

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 11:16 3

17. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


Meh...old design, uglier UI, choppy bloatware...

Pass

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:11 3

23. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


This was their chance to do something really fresh with Sense 4.0 for ICS. I'm pretty disappointed with the results....

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:17

25. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Hopefully is just alpha and they will work into making it much more powerful

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:28 1

26. Rayzin (Posts: 83; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I hope this is pre-alpha because I can't see them straying too far from this UI if it's alpha.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 12:42 2

28. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I know that many of you people don't vanilla android. Having CM is not vanilla android. Having a launder is not vanilla. Vanilla android is what google put out with no skiin. A launder is a skin CM is a skin. Sorry to break it to you. And we all know we all use some kind of Launder. Vanilla android even ics is boring. Many things in ics is from the skin of other OEM

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 14:32

30. Exofuji (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


All this needs is V6 Supercharger and it would clear that lag right up.

posted on 31 Jan 2012, 20:40

32. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Too heavily skinned tho i do like the new clock.

posted on 01 Feb 2012, 08:39

35. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


ha mid ranger. psst we want high end devices

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