HTC Launches HTC Sensation: A SuperPhone!

HTC has launched their new smartphone called the Sensation, aka HTC Pyramid.  This smartphone shares a lot of specs with Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Will it be the next best selling smartphone from HTC?

As expected from the leaks, it has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a large 4.3-inch screen. It runs the latest version of Android for mobile phones, Gingerbread (2.3.3) covered up by an updated version of HTC ‘s own Sense UI, the Sense 3.0.

Compare to the previous version of Sense UI, this version sees the biggest improvement since the introduction of the UI and this is mainly due to the dual-core processor.

The new Sense UI has a redesigned unlock screen. You can for example launch any of the presets 4 applications by dragging them into the lock hoop at the bottom of the screen.

The keyboard has also been improved with Swype like drawing input.

On the hardware side , the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash can shoot up to 1080p video that can be played back on the qHD screen which has a resolution of 540 x 960. Screen has a ratio of 16:9 meaning no more black bars above and below when you play movies.

HTC Sensation, HTC calls it a “Multimedia Superphone”, will initially be launched on Vodafone from next month followed by Everything Everywhere (T-Mobile & Orange) in June. Three and O2 have yet to release a launch date.


ProcessorQualcomm MSM 8260 1.2 GHz dual-core
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3 (Gingerbread) – with HTC Sense
MemoryRAM: 768MB – ROM: 1GB
Dimensions126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
Weight141g with battery
Display4.3-inch touch SLCD screen with 540 x 960 resolution
Connectivity• 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack
• Bluetooth 3.0 Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
• Micro-USB port with mobile high-definition video link
• microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
Sensors• Internal GPS antenna
• Gyro sensor
• G-Sensor
• Digital compass
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light sensor
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1520 mAh
• Talking time: Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA and up to 495 minutes for GSM
• Standby time: Up to 400 hours for WCDMA and up to 350 hours for GSM


Source: HTC