HTC Ville says cheese for new pictures

HTC Ville says cheese for new pictures
With HTC reporting lower operating profits and a declining profit margin in the fourth quarter, the Taiwan based manufacturer says it will shrink its portfolio to a few "Hero" devices. If that is the case, it could be that the HTC Ville will wear a cape. Not yet announced, the Ville is expected to carry a thinner form factor than what we have come to expect from HTC. The model not only looks good on the outside, it also has some mighty fine specs. Even though HTC has not yet introduced the device, speculation is that it will be available in the U.S. via T-Mobile.

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
 

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43 Comments

43. jabberwocky

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 21, 2012

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.

37. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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.

28. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This phone is similar to the Amaze 4g and Sensation.

23. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

HTC = RIM?

22. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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.

20. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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.

18. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

17. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Looks better than 90% of the phones Motorola chuggs out

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The Casio G-Shock Phone looks better than that

12. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

The razr to you is good but to me it is ugly has hell.

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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?

11. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

HTC done f**ked up now.

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

hmm, i hope this isnt tmobiles new flagship, i would be sorely disappointed.

9. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

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.

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Am I the only one to find it..urgh.. ugly?

7. b4ckr3ad1ngth1ssh1t

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

disgrace to ics! imean the sense not the phone

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Okay the camera is a f2.2 or 2.4 len. HTC has not has a bad camera phone after the evo 3D

16. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Bro, go back to math class: 5MP+5MP=10MP :P

21. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

No it is still 5 megapixels it is just that the pictures are overlapped to give you a 3d image.

26. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

lol dumbass, the images are still 5MP, do you know how 3D works?

32. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Unknot your panties and settle down, I was kidding XD

29. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

What do that have to do with the lens?

40. ladyhaly

Posts: 106; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

The lens are part of the sensors, which determine how much light passes through in in order to render an image.

36. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

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...

41. ladyhaly

Posts: 106; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

But I love HTC Sense... :S

4. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

PLASTIC!!

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