Right in time for Christmas and the winter season, HTC today announced an overhauled HTC Sensation which is now available in trendy "Offwhite". The white HTC Sensation is actually the same as the original one which was introduced back in April and shouldn't be be mistaken for the HTC Sensation XE (which comes with Beats Audio enhancements). 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 3.5 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.
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 Offwhite is available now across Europe. The announced retail price without a contract is 599 Euro which is more than the original HTC Sensation. However, it can be expected that the price will drop fast.
Cheers ~ Arne