HTC Ville rumored as first Sense 4.0 Android smartphone

This marks the second leaked Android-based HTC phone in less than a week. The handset, which is expected to arrive in April 2012, features top-notch hardware.

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The HTC Ville is expected to run Android 4.0 and feature Sense 4.0 UI. BGR

A second unannounced HTC handset has surfaced in less than one week, this time in the form of the dual-core HTC Ville.

According to information obtained by Boy Genius Report, the Android 4.0 smartphone will make its debut in February at Mobile World Congress and will go on sale in April.

Hardware specifications point to a very impressive device that includes a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, and an 8-megapixel camera. Like the HTC Edge leaked earlier in the week, the HTC Ville's camera will have a backside-illuminated sensor and will be capable of 1080p HD video capture. Additional details include 1,650mAh battery, HSPA+ connectivity, and an ultrathin chassis that's less than 8mm thick.

Also noteworthy is that the HTC Ville is expected to be the first device to run Sense 4.0 user interface, though details about what's new to HTC's custom UI is still scarce.

With multiple conferences spread over the first few months of the year, get used to hearing about more leaked code names. Pocketnow recently posted a sizable list of names of possible HTC devices. After initially opting to keep the list private, the site decided to share the goods with the rest of us.

Given that no less than 10 of them have since come to market, the list certainly carries credibility. It's worth pointing out that both the HTC Edge and HTC Ville are among the models still on the document.