As it is, HTC Sensation is already an amazing handset. I own one and I can honestly say that it's one of the best smartphones ever created by HTC -- if not by the whole of humanity (no drama there, believe me).
If HTC Sensation is already outstanding, then what can be said about HTC Sensation Extreme Edition aka HTC Sensation XE?
HTC Sensation XE brings the Taiwanese company's current flagship handset to a whole new level with an improved dual-core processor and a bigger battery, delivering enhanced performance and longer uptime on top of the key specifications and features of the original Sensation, which include Full HD 1080p recording, 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash, and HTC Sense experience among others. But really, what makes this super-charged Android Gingerbread handset really special is its music playback capabilities.
HTC Sensation XE is practically the first product of HTC's recent investment into Beats by Dr. Dre, a company which makes some of the best earphones in the world today. As such, HTC Sensation XE is the first handset to come with Beats Audio experience - a combination of software and hardware audio enhancements that allow users to hear music the way the artist intended! When paired with the exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones, the handset automatically switches to Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile, delivering audio tracks tuned specifically for the award-winning headphones.
Coming Soon To the Philippines!
I've just received word from TP's very reliable source and industry insider that HTC Sensation XE is already set to be launched in the Philippines on November 11, 2011 -- that's next week! According to our valued source, HTC Sensation XE will come as a free bundled handset with Smart Unlimited Data Plan 2000 and will don a premium price tag of Php 32,000 with Prepaid Kit.
While we're awaiting further updates, check out HTC Sensation XE's complete technical specs:
|Name||HTC Sensation XE|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm|
|Available Colors||Black with Red Accents|
|Operating System||Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.3 inches (~256 ppi pixel density), 540 x 960 pixels, S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality|
|Video Capture||Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback|| MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player |
- XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100|
|Memory||4 GB (1 GB user available), 768 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 8GB card in most territories|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 540 hours on 2G Standby of up to 310 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 9 hours 16 minutes on 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours 20 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||Beats Audio, Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones, HTC Sense 3.0, SNS Integration, Google Services Suite|
|Announcement||November 2011 in the Philippines|
|Price||Php 32,000 without contract|