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The Ville is another HTC monster phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Nov 2011 1:55 User comments (9)

The Ville is another HTC monster phone In addition to the quad-core-powered Edge, HTC seems to have another monster smartphone in the wings.
Dubbed the Ville, the device will be the first to run on the 28nm Snapdragon S4, says BGR.

The rumored specs:

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
HTC Sense UI 4.0
4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display
1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960)
8-megapixel backside-illuminated camera with 1080p HD video capture
Beats Audio
Metal construction case and just 8mm thick
1650 mAh battery


Surprisingly, the device will not have NFC support.

The phone will be unveiled at the MWC in February with an April release date.

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9 user comments

111.11.2011 3:27

An ICS powered device with no NFC , huh ?

211.11.2011 9:46

dual core device in 2012?


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

311.11.2011 12:31

I remember when having a dual core PC was like "Holy shit!"

411.11.2011 13:04

Originally posted by plutonash:
dual core device in 2012?
Yep, it's an epic 28 nano though. Phones don't really need quad-core, you aren't rendering 3D data in real-time are you?

511.11.2011 14:05

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Yep, it's an epic 28 nano though. Phones don't really need quad-core, you aren't rendering 3D data in real-time are you?

No, but you're running Java and Flash apps. ;)

Anyway, I also think it's a good choice of microprocessor, and you are right, it's not all about the number of cores. Most of current netbooks will perform slower than this little fella.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

611.11.2011 15:02

and will eat the battery in few hours.....

711.11.2011 16:28

1650 mAh battery... I'd bid on the standard almost-one-day-of-average-use duration... Still. :(

At least I hope they make it replaceable, but they most probably won't. All phone makers are copying the iPhone on this, with the stupid excuse of developing thinner units. And there's the growing tendency of lacking a micro-SD card slot as well... We're stepping backwards in so many things! Am I the only user in the world who wouldn't matter if his phone was thicker if that meant that the battery would last double than it does nowadays?


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

811.11.2011 20:41

i see the video at youtube and see the guy remove the cover and the battery and yes; not support micro sd card,too bad.

912.11.2011 10:15

Surprisingly, the device will not have NFC support. Whaaaaatttt? This is a relatively new phone and it will not pay your payments thru your phone? Was is this the 80's? Come on, there are phones right now with less specs than this and they STILL get NFC (thru an adapter or chip) . What gives?


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