Sep 05

HTC Sensation 4G Announced




The HTC Pyramid superphone has been rumored to be coming for months.  Today, it finally goes official under the moniker of HTC Sensation 4G.
As previous leaks have noted, the handset matches many of the HTC Evo 3D’s features, beefing it up even more on some of the hardware specs.  Being the company’s new flagship Android handset, it gets a premium look, courtesy of the aluminum unibody, rounded edges, slender proportions and a contoured screen protecting the touchscreen surface.
Details of the HTC Sensation 4G include a 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen (540 x 960 resolution), an 8.0 megapixel camera module (with dual LED flash and 1080p video recording), a front-facing VGA webcam, the usual assembly of sensors, aGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+ connectivity, DLNA, 1GB of onboard memory and microSD card expansion.  Core hardware consists of a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8260, paired with 768MB of RAM.  Phone dimensions are 4.96 x 2.57 x 0.44 inches, with a weight of 5.22 ounces, while battery is rated at just a little under 7 hours of talk time.
It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 running on top.  The latest version of the company’s proprietary UI now includes  customizable lock screens, 3D transitions, various improved apps and HTC Watch (a DRM-protected movie download service).
The HTC Sensation 4G will be released in the US exclusively under T-Mobile during the summer.  No pricing yet, but you can expect it to go for the normally acceptable maximum of $199.99 on a two-year agreement with the carrier.