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Just yesterday we published leaked specifications for the HTC Desire C — also codenamed the HTC Golf — alongside its first leaked press image. And today HTC has made the budget Android handset official. The device will sit below the Taiwanese company’s new One V in its latest smartphone lineup, but it does offer some fancy features.

In addition to its 3.5-inch QVGA display at 320 x 480 pixels, the Desire C sports a 5-megapixel camera, Beats audio technology, and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with HTC’s Sense 4.0 user interface. That makes this a very attractive handset for budget smartphone users looking to get their hands on the latest Android experience.

HTC is yet to announce the handset’s processor or storage specifics, but according to recent reports, we can expect a 600MHz CPU and 4GB of internal memory. That low-end processor could mean that the Desire C’s software — including its ICS OS and Sense UI — is a watered-down version of that you’ll find on HTC’s One devices.

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The Desire C will get its debut in the U.K., with five carriers — including Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, and Tesco — already gearing up to offer the device. It will be available for just £169.99 (approx. $273) on pay-as-you-go, or free on a 24-month contract from £15.50 (approx. $25) per month.

Will you get the HTC Desire C?

[via The Verge]