Boy Genius Report has leaked some details about another HTC smartphone hitting in April 2012, codenamed HTC Ville, which ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a Super AMOLED display, and thin chassis.
The Android smartphone is expected to launch in April 2012 with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor, 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, 0.3-inch thickness, and 1,650 mAh battery. Like other high-end HTC phones, starting with the HTC Rezound, the Ville will come paired with customized Monster Beats headphones and the latest HTC Sense skin, version 4.0
However, it lacks 4G LTE support and a near field communications (NFC) chip "due to the metal construction of the case," BGR wrote. The HTC Ville will run on HSPA+ for AT&T or T-Mobile.
While these specs are somewhat high-end right now, rivaling those found in the HTC Vivid, Droid RAZR, Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and numerous others coming this fall, the Ville will probably be a mid-tier phone by April 2012, especially if HTC is launching the rumored quad-core HTC Edge beast before then. Furthermore, in early 2012 we should be seeing more smartphones powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 chips, the first quad-core ARM-based chipsets to ship. Tegra 3 is being touted as about "five times the performance of Tegra 2."
Last week, Verizon Wireless and HTC announced the HTC Rezound, HTC's first Beats Audio-paired smartphone. It's a 4G LTE device featuring a 4.3-inch 720p HD display, 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and the latest version of HTC Sense. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera and records video in 1080p. For more, see PCMag's Hands On With the HTC Rezound and slideshow below.