HTC Ville C budget Ice Cream Sandwich handset leaked

If a One S is a little too rich for your blood then there may me good news on the horizon, with a potential budget model One S in the works

HTC is reportedly planning to release a more affordable version of its HTC One S handset according to BriefMobile's source (as reported by Pocket Lint).

The Ice Cream Sandwich-toting HTC Ville C (as it's being called for now) takes after the HTC One S' 'Ville' codename and is said to pack a 1.7Ghz dual-core Qualcomm processor in an 'ultra slim PDA phone' design.

Interestingly, the mystery source's documentation also lists the HTC Ville C as running HTC Sense 4.5, suggesting an update to the Sense 4.0 overlay that's found in the HTC One X (reviewed here), One S and One V.

A 4.3in qHD AMOLED display is also on the cards, along with an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, 16GB of storage and 1GB RAM, all topped off with a 1,650mAh battery.

We're not sure whether or not HTC should fall into its old habit of selling too many handsets at once, but if you're looking for Ice Cream Sandwich on a budget, the mysterious Ville C could be right up your street.

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