It turns out that a cheaper version of the HTC One X is on the way, with 16GB of internal storage. It will allow consumers to choose between 16GB and 32GB versions and it could allow carriers to bundle the phone with cheaper plans.
The rest of the spec including 8-megapixel camera, Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and operating system remain unchanged, as well as the screen and design.
The official suggested retail price of HTC One X with 32GB is still €599 and CHF 719 in Switzerland but we found them available from €469, here.
It is safe to assume that 16GB version in stores has to come at a significantly lower price and we got a word that this should happen as soon as August 31, as soon as Berlin based IFA 2012 consumer electronic trade show kicks off.
We asked HTC for an official suggested retail price of HTC One X 16GB but didn’t get a reply at press time. HTC still sticks with its “fewer SKUs is better” and it currently offers the HTC One X for high end, One S for mainstream and One V for value market. The newcomer One C is for consumers who are really on a tight budget but still want an Android 4.0 phone.
HTC One X 16GB will certainly be interesting for many European carriers, as they could ship quite a few of these cheaper models in the pre-Xmas shopping spree that is about to start sooner rather than later.