HTC Sensation boasts 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, qHD touchscreen
HTC Corporation reveals its new Android based flagship smartphone – HTC Sensation.
The phone has unibody aluminium construction and the glass is contoured along the entire edge of the screen for better feel when you glide your finger over it, and also to protects the screen from grit and sand. The entire phone has dimensions of 26.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm and weighs 148 grams.
The Sensation boasts 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960) S-LCD touchscreen with Gorilla Glass and is powered by 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8260 processor, along with Adreno 220 GPU and backed by 1GB ROM and 768MB of RAM. It runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with new version of the HTC Sense user interface over it.
The smartphone is equipped with all usual sensors like G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, along with GPS, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPA/WCDMA connectivity. On the back it has an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, capable of 1080p Full HD video recording with stereo sound, plus a front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
The phone also offers micro USB connector with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection, a microSD card slot (8GB card in the box) and has a 1520 mAh lithium-ion battery that sustain for up to 495 minutes talk time.
The new upgraded version of the Sense UI, brings new features and enhancements like a customizable active lockscreen that can display important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates. HTC also promises sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets, as well as more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.
The HTC Sensation will be the first smartphone which come preloaded with HTC Watch, an application and service that will allow you to rental or purchase latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips and lets you watch them on up to five different HTC devices.
The HTC Sensation will be broadly available in Europe, first with Vodafone across its key European markets, in the US via T-Mobile as the HTC Sensation 4G and in iAsian markets in Q2 2011. The price is still unknown.