We just got the scoop on another brand new HTC handset, which will be part of the company’s Mobile World Congress announcements alongside the HTC Edge we detailed yesterday. The HTC Ville (codename) is set to launch in April with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and, for the first time, HTC Sense 4.0. The smartphone will feature a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor. In addition to those specifications, the HTC Ville will house an 8-megapixel backside-illuminated camera, just like the one on the HTC Edge, with 1080p HD video capture support. We’re told the handset won’t feature NFC due to the metal construction of the case, and it will be less than 8mm thick, we understand. Lastly, it will be a HSPA+ device powered by a 1,650 mAh battery, and of course Beats audio processing will be included as well.
Hola, HTC One S! Yup, this is indeed the second Android smartphone HTC is expected to announce on Sunday at its MWC press conference. Known earlier as Ville, this will succeed the Sensation and will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core display, 4.3-inch display, 8.0 MP camera and even a micro SIM card slot, according to the folks at ITProPortal. This will be the mid-end smartphone announcement of the evening with the One V being the budget smartphone. The One S will also feature Beats Audio tech. More →
Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich has done a fantastic job of revamping the stock Android UI. Suffice to say that it has garnered loads of critical acclaim, but that does not stop hardware OEMs from creating their own custom Android skins. HTC for long provided its Sense UI for its Android devices, and now it’s working on a new version of Sense optimized for the latest version of Android. The folks at Android Central took a closer look at the latest version of Sense and have posted a few screenshots of the UI which they received through a leaked ROM of the HTC Endeavor. Hit the break for a gallery of screenshots. More →
Remember the HTC Ville we first exclusively told you about? Well, it has just made an unofficial cameo in a three-minute hands-on video confirming everything we knew about it. The Ville, which is expected to be announced at MWC next month, is indeed thinner than the iPhone, runs on Android 4.0 ICS with Sense 4.0 on top, has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 8.0 MP read, VGA front cameras. It sports a 4.3-inch qHD (540x960 pixel display), which is a slight let down after the HD display on the Galaxy Nexus. Nevertheless, this is only one of the many smartphones HTC is expected to announce at the show, including the 2.5GHz quad-core running Zeta. Video after the break. More →