The HTC Edge may not be the first handset from the Taiwanese company to launch with Android Ice Cream Sandwich after all. That honour could fall to the HTC Ville, a device whose details have just got all leaky on the web, if rumours are to be believed.

The Ville (codename, of course) is said to be "thinner than the iPhone"; a sub 8mm device no-less, packing a 4.3-inch 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display and no physical buttons on its metal casing.

The processor will be a a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Series 4 processor apparently and, to complete the heavy 4 theme, it will also come rocking HTC Sense 4.0.

On the back there's purportedly a 8-megapixel backside-illuminated camera (as is also rumoured for the Edge) that can also shoot Full HD 1080p video. Beats Audio will be built-in but NFC capabilities will not. HSPA+ connectivity is touted, as is a 1,650mAh battery.

Does this seem likely? Well, perhaps it's an easy guess. The figures closely resemble the specs of the current HTC Sensation XE, apart from that lower spec battery of course.

Nothing official here, but we can safely predict that HTC will launch a slew of new handsets at Mobile World Congress 2012. The Barcelona based expo kicks off on 27 February 2012. We suspect this won't be the last of the rumours...