As expected, HTC today announced at its press event in London the HTC Sensation - so far better known under its code-name "Pyramid". The Android 2.3/Gingerbread smartphone is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU at 1.2 GHz and features a 4.3" qHD widescreen SLCD display as well as a main 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-flash LED, which also allows to record 1080p HD videos up to 30 fps! The front-facing camera supports VGA. 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.
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. This latest HTC Sense experience 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 E-Mail, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone.
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.
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 Q2 2011 through Vodafone across major European markets; as well as it will also be available in Asian markets in Q2 2011. Also announced today was that coming this Summer, T-Mobile USA will launch it as the HTC Sensation 4G.
Cheers ~ Arne