HTC have taken the wraps off of one of the most hotly anticipated devices of 2011 – the world’s first Beat Audio superphone. The device in question isn’t a new device per se and is more of an upgrade to what is arguably one of the best Android phones out there. The Sensation XE builds up on the Sensation’s slender unibody frame, with the only changes being for the better.
Firstly the CPU has been bumped up to a 1.5GHz unit compared to the 1.2GHz of the standard Sensation. The battery’s also been increased to 1730mAH. The RAM and software is still the same as the Sensation. The headphones also seem to be a bundled Beats set, which makes it a nice addition. Read on past the break. Continue reading →
The HTC Ruby, a phone that’s been rumoured for some time now, has been photographed in all its glory during a public event in Thailand. The Ruby is said to have a 4.3″ qHD screen, much like the Sensation but has beefier specs. Firstly the CPU is allegedly a dual core affair running at 1.5GHz, a step up from the Sensation’s 1.2, as well as having 1GB of RAM, another increase over the Sensation’s 768MB. It should also have 16GB of flash storage and should run Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.5. Rather surprisingly Sense is missing for the most part from the most recent shots. Read on after the break.
A few days ago HTC made a staggering announcement that they had just “invested” $300 million in one of the most innovative audio and sound companies in the world, Beats by Dr Dre. What does this mean for us? For one, better audio on our HTC smartphones. Another area could be new audio oriented accessories, maybe better headphones (both optional and packaged) as well as some new speakers or sound docks, iPhone style. Now, just a day ago, sharp eyed tipsters spotted what could be HTC’s first Beats device, the HTC Vigor. Continue reading →
Vodafone’s summer just keeps getting hotter. After bringing greats like the Sensation and the Flyer to Malta Vodafone has just put up the HTC Evo 3D for preorder. No word on pricing and no date for release, but judging by the Sensation it shouldn’t be above the 700 euro mark.
Just to remind you, the Evo 3D is a dual core, 4.3″ smartphone with a stereoscopic glasses free 3D display. Sense 3.0 runs on top of Gingerbread (v 2.3) with some custom 3D apps from HTC. Unfortunately none of the homescreen elements make use of the 3D display, then again it’s best to keep 3D an add on rather than the main feature – at least till the technology improves.
Vodafone Malta have indeed lifted the lid off of their very secretive HTC Sensation launch, and sent us an email informing us that the release that is, wait for it, tomorrow. It shall be priced at 599 euro off contract, with varying prices with varying contacts, but they’re keeping mum on those. Anyway, in case you find it hard to believe, here’s a screen grab of the email.
HTC Sensation for Malta
Read on after the break for a gallery of photos of the Sensation, in case you’ve forgotten.
Today Vodafone UK and the French carrier SFR have started sending out preorder HTC Sensations to their respective customers. Vodafone have it on a £35 per month for a two year plan, free, while SFR should have it ready for retail today. Of course, this hasn’t been made official, but Vodafone has confirmed that preorder customers should be recieving their device today.
Closer to home, Vodafone still has the Sensation up for preorder, but they have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 available. It’s up for 799 euros, but is a bit hard to find. For those of you interested, it’s under the Smartphones section.
That’s all for today, but stay tuned for our report on the 2012 Ford Focus launch in Malta by our very own Automotive Editor, Zach Galea!
Ok, so it isn’t the HTC Sensation per se, but rather it’s American T-Mobile cousin, the HTC Sensation 4G. Now, HTC and T-Mobile both said the Sensation 4G would be in stores by summer, but if one had to search for Sensation 4G on Google, he or she would probably see the above.
Did Google just rat out on of its own? Will the Sensation 4G REALLY be out on the 8th of June? We hope so.
HTC announced yesterday that the HTC Sensation, their flagship dual core device, will be available exclusively to Vodafone in key European markets in May, with all other European carriers and retailers getting the device at mid-June.
The HTC Flyer tablet should be available across Europe from the 9th of May.
Yesterday, all the rumours came to a single, stunning climax. HTC announced the Sensation, know in the wilderness as the Pyramid. Of course, as the rumours correctly stated, the device is a 4.3 inch monster, running HTC Sense 3.0 on top of Android 2.3, Gingerbread, all being powered by a 1.2GHz dual core CPU and 756MB of RAM. The Sensation also sports an 8MP camera, with a 1.2MP front-facing camera. The 8 megapixel snapper is, of course, capable of 1080p video recording, as well as a new Instant Shot feature. Basically, the photo is taken as soon as the shutter is pressed, pretty handy am I right? Another handy feature is a concave screen that is set INTO the phone’s frame by about a millimeter or so, removing the risk of scratching the screen (which is SuperLCD by the way) when you turn the phone onto its front.
Vodafone’s gone ahead and brought our dreams to life. Today they leaked the HTC Sensation, an HTC dual-core phone with a 1.2GHz CPU with 1.2MP front-facing camera and an 8MB snapper round the back capable of 720p video with dual LED flash. Alas, it also sports the same gorgeous aluminium unibody and 4 inch screen. The screen’s resolution is qHD meaning a 540 x 960 pixel resolution, a much appreciated leap from the Android norm of 800×480. Seems like all the rumours have been true.
It’s no Evo 3D, but with specs these good do you REALLY need 3D?
Interested in the run-up to what shall undoubtedly be a great phone? Check out our pieces here, here and here.
The folks over at Pocket-Lint have confirmed, to a certain extent, all the rumours going round that the event HTC has scheduled for the 12th of April is indeed an event in which they shall announce the HTC Pyramid as the HTC Sensation. HTC has already trademarked the name, so this seems quite possible to us. In the end, we don’t much care about the name. But what we do care about are the mouth-watering, HTC Evo 3D emulating specs.