HTC Sensation: the HD quality performer

Jonathan Morris
April 12, 2011

HTC’s has announced its brand new smartphone, the HTC Sensation, which Vodafone managed to accidentally announce to the world earlier in the day, much to the annoyance of HTC no doubt.

The new phone has a powerful 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch qHD Super-LCD display (that’s a cool 540×960 pixels). It has 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, on top of a microSDHC card slot. It measures 126.1×65.4×11.3mm and weighs 148g.

The 8-megapixel camera (with a 1.3MP front-facing camera) can also record full HD (1080p) video and be enjoyed on the high-res screen or a separately connected HD television. HTC has also included the new MHL connector, which is an enhancement on a standard micro-USB cable. What this means is you can use an ordinary USB lead to charge/copy data, or switch to a cable to hook up to your TV.

The phone continues with the unibody design that now features on a number of HTC smartphones, and introduces the Sense UI V3.0 that was announced with the earlier announcement of the EVO 3D. One of the new features includes being able to launch apps without unlocking the phone, in a similar way to the INQ Cloud Touch.

It also comes with HTC Watch, HTC’s new service that offers streamed and downloaded movies on demand.

The handset will be available on Vodafone (obviously) from mid-May and other networks from June, including Three.

HTC Sense 3.0 video


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