HTC hasn’t been doing remarkably well recently and their HTC Sensation isn’t exactly flying off the shelves as we had hoped. However HTC isn’t resting on their laurels as they are said to be working on the next big thing.
What you see above is the HTC Ville which rumoured to be running on dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display and better 8MP camera with 1080p video shooting support. From the photo, the phone still has the usual 4 capacitive buttons which means it is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of debuting with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
What’s worth mentioning is that the HTC Ville is said to be under 8mm thick which puts it between Motorola RAZR’s 7.1mm and Samsung Galaxy S II’s 8.49mm. In terms of availability, it is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in February with shipping to start in April.
Earlier on, it was reported that HTC is working on a Quad-Core smart phone identified as the HTC Edge. This year HTC is having a tough time in the high-end Android segment which strong contenders such as Samsung. We shall see if HTC can catch up in 2012.