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Upcoming Ville C To Be Another Affordable Android Handset From HTC

HTC Ville C leaked specs

HTC announced its new Desire C handset earlier this week, which provides budget smartphone users with the change to get their hands on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense 4.0, and Beats audio technology without breaking the bank. But it may not be the only affordable Android handset the Taiwanese company has up its sleeve.

A source for BriefMobile has obtained specifications for an upcoming device codenamed the Ville C, which is said to be “basically a cheaper version of the HTC One S.” In addition to an “ultra slim” form factor, the Ville C will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor from Qualcomm.

The handset will also feature 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p video, and a VGA front-facing camera. It’ll boast a 1,650 mAh battery, and the unreleased Sense 4.5 user interface.

To me, those specifications sound like all the ingredients for a mid- to high-end Android handset rather than a budget one, so it’ll be interesting to see where HTC positions this device in its lineup. Of course, there’s no word on when the Ville C will become official, but if previous HTC leaks are anything to go by, we can expect to see press shots before it actually gets its official unveiling.

Are you excited for the Ville C?

[via BriefMobile]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...