Apr 12 AT 12:33 PM Edgar Cervantes 73 Comments

HTC Sensation officially announced, coming to T-Mobile this summer (Update: launch event video)

If you have been following Android news, you have surely been hearing rumors about the HTC Pyramid for months. Today, this device was officially announced by HTC at a special event held in London, and it is actually named the “HTC Sensation.” Short after the Sensation’s unveiling, T-Mobile announced that they will be carrying the device in the U.S., personally calling it the HTC Sensation 4G.

HTC Sensation 4G Specifications:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread / New Sense UI (Like the one on the EVO 3D)
  • 4G Capable
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snaptdragon processor
  • 768 MB of RAM memory
  • 1 GB of internal memory (microSD up to 32 GB)
  • 4.3-inch S-LCD capacitive touchscreen / qHD resolution at 960×540
  • Gorilla Glass
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera (1080p recording) / 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n,  along with bluetooth 3.0

The HTC Sensation has a very solid exterior, built with gorilla glass and an aluminum unibody, so this would be a great option for those that are a bit harsher on their devices. Now, on the inside, this gadget is definitely sporting some impressive specs as well, not to mention the newest version of Sense UI, and many of you will surely be planning to make this your next device. If you would like to get your hands on this bad boy, T-Mobile will be releasing it this summer, and though the price is not announced yet, we can expect it to go for at least $199.99, which is what new high-end smartphones typically cost, on a 2-year contract, that is.

HTC has given us two videos on this device, and they are posted below for you to drool on. Also, check out the press release, and let us know what you think about the HTC Sensation 4G!


HTC has uploaded a video of the HTC Sensation launch event, so if you are considering this device, go check out what the manufacturer has to say about it! The video is posted below, along with the promotional videos.

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HTC brings one of its most advanced smartphones ever to the United States, exclusively for T-Mobile customers.

BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 12, 2011 – HTC Corp., a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation 4G, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watchâ„¢ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation 4G features the company’s latest customer-focused HTC Senseâ„¢ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way. The HTC Sensation 4G will be available in the U.S. exclusively from T-Mobile USA beginning this summer.

“Consumers have quickly transformed smartphones into consumer lifestyle hubs – pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite multimedia content with them wherever they go. The new HTC Watch service makes it fun and easy for people to access premium movies and TV shows while on the go,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “The HTC Sensation 4G combines this great multimedia experience with the latest HTC Sense experience in a premium device that delivers a powerful and unprecedented smartphone to our customers.”

“The HTC Sensation 4G delivers the ultimate in speed and entertainment on America’s Largest 4G network,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing for T-Mobile USA. “With a lightning-fast, dual-core processor and 4G speeds, customers will experience the difference when accessing rich media and content on the HTC Sensation 4G’s beautiful qHD display. We look forward to adding the HTC Sensation 4G to our industry-leading lineup of 4G smartphones.”

Premium Design and Materials

Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation 4G’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges and aluminum unibody construction, and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger glides across it.The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation 4G slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation 4G beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz, dual-core, Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and all-around fast performance.

HTC Sense

Complementing the HTC Sensation 4G’s premium design is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people have more fun and get more done. For instance, HTC Sense introduces a customizable active lock screen experience that transforms the lock screen 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 waking up the display. In addition, the new active lock screen becomes a customizable gateway, which lets people quickly jump to the most-used features, such as making a phone call, sending an email, taking a picture or anything else, with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone. For instance, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when you’re trying to capture the action. Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and, by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special, HTC introduces a more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.

HTC Sense also makes it easy to have fun by enabling people to capture and share special moments. The HTC Sensation 4G’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos – with the new instant capture feature, it lets people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames per second, giving you smooth video that is better than many other phones. With the new Video Trimmer tool, people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family.

HTC Watch

The HTC Sensation 4G is a smartphone that is built from the ground up for a sophisticated, evolved multimedia experience. The 4.3-inch 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 4G 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.

Via: Android Central

Source: HTC

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