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

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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35 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

3. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

and its mid-range ..

13. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

15. ECPirate37

Posts: 331; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

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

14. elliotsilva

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 04, 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 youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qgmIC1ESZE

16. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

19. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

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

20. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

s4 has both dual cores and quad cores

22. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Mmm OK guess I got that wrong...

34. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

21. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

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

33. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

2. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Its' still good!!

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

magic O.o

5. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Meh!!

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

7. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

18. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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

24. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

27. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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.

29. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

31. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

8. JDCohen722

Posts: 39; Member since: May 18, 2011

It says the video is private??

9. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Does not look good!

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

jeez, if this is mid-range i need to upgrade. and another thing: Give Me Vanilla 4.0!

17. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

23. Rayzin

Posts: 83; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

25. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

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