HTC Announce Sensation

HTC have just announced the Sensation handset to the world and wow what a beauty. A 4.3 inch gorilla class screen, unibody aluminium case, 8 megapixel camera will 1080p HD video recording and much more

It seems Vodafone have a short exclusive on this handset and will start selling from Mid-May with other networks getting hold of it Mid June

HTC Announce Sensation

Main specifications include:

  • 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon Dual Core Processor
  • 1GB Storage
  • 786mb RAM
  • 4.3 inch Gorilla Glass Screen
  • 1520mah Battery
  • Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
  • 8 Megapixel Camera with Dual LED
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 14.4mb/s HSDPA
  • 5.76mb/s HSUPA
  • 400hrs Standby Time

HTC Unveils Multimedia Superphone, The HTC Sensation™

HTC continues to introduce advanced entertainment
capabilities with the introduction of HTC Watch on the HTC Sensation

LONDON – April 12, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch™ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.

“Smartphones have evolved into pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite content with them wherever they go,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation takes this even further by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful, evolved multimedia smartphone to our customers.”

“The HTC Sensation integrates multimedia content with relevant, thoughtful features, bringing an exciting new dimension to Vodafone’s smartphone range. The HTC Sensation will be available first in key Vodafone markets in the coming months,” said Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Terminals Director. “The strength of Vodafone and HTC’s partnership is a marker of our commitment to offer our customers truly compelling and market-leading mobile experiences.”

Premium Design and Materials
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger is glided across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and all-around fast performance.

HTC Sense
Complementing the HTC Sensation’s premium design is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. For instance, HTC Sense introduces a customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply turning on the display. In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an email, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone. For instance, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when you’re trying to capture the action. Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and, by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special, HTC introduces a more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.

HTC Sense also makes it easy to have fun by enabling people to capture and share special moments. The HTC Sensation’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, lets people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second, giving you smooth video that is better than many other phones. With the new Video Trimmer tool, people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family.

HTC Watch
The HTC Sensation is a smartphone that is built from the ground up for a sophisticated, evolved multimedia experience. The 4.3” widescreen display means that users can watch movies like they were meant to be seen – in their full cinematic glory, with no cropping or letterboxing. The HTC Sensation is also the first smartphone to feature HTC Watch – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. HTC Watch offers the choice of renting or buying videos, and if purchased, 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. It will also be available in Asian markets in Q2 2011.

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  • Steve

    So there was no mention of any other networks picking this up?

  • It does look nice but still not really that exciting for most present HTC owners I’d guess. It’s a solid hardware upgrade but I’m waiting until Ice Cream before I upgrade.

  • Sam Cox

    What’s the battery spec?

  • Dan

    seriously?? news conference for this??

    the nokia N8 has 2x better hardware than this other than processor, so whats big deal. Also N8 has been out for agesssss

    • What exactly does the N8 have that is 2x better than this?

  • Moo Moo Head

    HTC phones are all boring, all the same, all dull as a breeze block.

    I am waiting to see what Nokia can do with WP7, at least they will be innovative with the design.

    • Steve

      You sound like an Apple fan boy, focusing on appearance over substance.

      • Chimpaudio

        I’m no Apple fanboy but there is some substance in moo moos’ comment. I’m still rocking a Hero running 2.1 and its just about bearable(its very slow). I desperately need to upgrade, since August last year to be exact and Ive held on to see what comes out. Nothing! HTC have disappointed me because theres no new innovation in their handsets. Don’t get me wrong I love Sense but the new hardware is all “me too”. Theres no firsts with this Sensation (excuse the pun), it just looks like an attempt to upstage Samsung and Motorola. Have HTC improved their optics? NO just the megapixel count. I was going to get an SE Arc but held off when I heard about this launch. Based on this I’ll now ger the Arc and see how it goes even though my head says get another HTC…I need more than faster and bigger.

        • Egon

          i just wish HTC would bring one or two phones out every year and think more about them<

          Like chimpaudio says its not just about faster and bigger there is only so much you can do at once…

          Apple do think more about this and i am a apple so called fan boy but my next phone is the SE Arc aswell as it looks and features appeal to me more… or should i get the nokia E9

      • Moo Moo Head

        Hi Steve, no I am not a Apple fan boy, never bought an Apple product in my life.
        I am a Nokia fan, so you understand where I am coming from when I mention design, Nokia certainly use some imagination, if sometimes they push a bit too far. At the moment their latest products are top notch, N8, E7, X7, C7 – all good to look at. Now I am not someone who wants a phone so others go ooooo that looks pretty, I just want something I know I am paying a lot of money for that I know someone has spent some time designing, maybe HTC have too many products like Egon said. So I will wait for the Nokia handsets on WP7 and see, their renders after the Nokia/Micosoft conference looked promising. The Arc is very impressive, that is what design HTC should push, even just for one handset.

  • Anonymous

    I was kinda interested, then flatout wanted one but now I’m back to low interest. The memory is embarrassing, one video shows only 550mb available to the user, which is pathetic. The battery size is more disappointing that terrible.
    Overall it looks like a pretty solid device and I would take it over the Atrix any day just because of sense vs Blur. However I am not a fan of 4.3 inch phones (Going by the HD2 and DHD) and the Galaxy S2 seems like a better choice for that size.

    I might just hold out until around September and see if there going too be a new Nexus device. Google did say expect the next version of Android 6 months from Honeycomb. So I would expect them too launch a new handset for that. Just hope its a better effort than the Nexus S.

    Quick question, is there any kind of notification system on this phone? One that doesn’t involve waking the device for?

    Cheers and thanks for the coverage.

  • Matt

    Too big!!!!!!!!

    Desire at 3.7inches is perfect. Desire HD at 4.1 is pushing it. Now this?! Seriously?

    Ill just buy a tablet or a dell streak.

    HTC need a breath of fresh air and to stop recycling last years ideas.