HTC’s first Beats audio handset, the HTC Sensation XE, has finally been formally announced. And boy does it look good.
Coming in with an all-new black and red color scheme, the Sensation XE is exactly what earlier leaks pegged it to be. A slightly upgraded HTC Sensation with Beats brand audio enhancements. Under the hood of the Sensation XE, you’ll now find a 1.5 GHz processor, paired with a 1,730mAh battery to tackle even the longest jam sessions. You’ll also find the same 4.3-inch qHD display from the normal Sensation, along with an 8MP camera capable of 1080p video capture, a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 768 MB of RAM and your choice of an 8 or 16 GB memory card. And, of course, included with the Sensation XE is a pair of Beats headphones, as well as the necessary handset modifications to fully utilize the added audio power.
According to Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing at HTC Corporation,
The audio quality is a very important factor in mobile sound experience and we are working to push the boundaries not only for speech reception, but also for music, video and games up fully. The HTC sensation XE delivers a truly incredible audio experience and is a further proof that we want to offer customers the best possible mobile experience.Jason MackenzieHTC
The HTC Sensation XE will be available by late September in Europe and Asia, starting out at €589 (roughly $800USD). How about it, readers? Do you see a Sensation XE in your future, or is $800 just too much to stomach? Let us know in the comments below.
Update: Chris Hall of Pocket-lint has posted some hands-on with the Sensation XE.