HTC Ville smiles for the camera

HTC Ville smiles for the cameraIt's been a couple of weeks since we first came across the HTC Ville, one of what seemed like an endless splurge of new HTC handsets that emerged over the space of a few weeks.

Well, it's back, and this time we've been treated to an official product shot along with confirmation of what's lurking inside this next-gen Android baby.

The original snapshot we saw earlier this month didn't give a whole lot away, but now that we've been treated to a more detailed view we'll start by saying the Ville is decidedly easy to look at in its two-tone brushed metal chassis.

It's also set to be HTC's slimmest handset to date, coming in at under 8mm thick – placing it comfortably in the same league as super-skinny handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II and the new Motorola RAZR.

As for the specs, there's no quad-core processor inside but the dual-core 1.5GHz chip should still give you a decent turn of speed in the engine room.

The display is an AMOLED affair measuring 4.3in across and packing a qHD resolution of 540 x 960, which shouldn't give you too much cause for complaint.

Camera-wise we're talking an 8-megapixel stills snapper, and while the latest leaked info doesn't say anything about video the original story earlier this month claimed the Ville will be able to record clips at 1080p, which should look a treat played back on that top-quality screen.

Android is a given, but we still don't know exactly which version. It all depends on how close the Ville is to a full release – another unknown at this stage.

It would be a bit disappointing, to be honest, if we were only talking Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but if we're looking at a full release in the next month or two that's the most likely scenario.

On the other hand, if we're looking at March or April – as suggested earlier this month – it'll probably be Android Ice Cream Sandwich running on board, but by then those specs won't be looking all that special any more.

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