If you liked the HTC Sensation XE, you’ll definitely like its bigger brother, the Sensation XL. This device has just been announced by HTC during the Beats event in London. And, boy, is it looking good.
This device comes with an improved camera, as well as the superior Beats Audio technology (headphones included). This camera is meant to take better images in low lighting and overall better pictures, thanks to its f/2.2 aperture, backside illuminated sensor and 28mm wide-angle lens.
Let’s take a look at the specs:
HTC Sensation XL Specifications
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5 UI
- 1.5 GHz MSM 8255 Qualcomm single-core processor
- 768 MB of RAM
- 4.7-inch touch LCD screen with WVGA (480 x 800) with Gorilla Glass
- 8 MP rear-facing camera / 1.3 MP front-facing camera
- 1600 mAh battery
- GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
The device may not have a dual-core processor, but clocked at 1.5, Qualcomm’s later generation processor should make things very smooth and snappy. This is the same processor that comes in the latest Sony Ericsson devices, like the Arc and the Play. The Xperia Play actually runs very well with this processor clocked at 1 GHz, so the 1.5 GHz speed bump should run very well. The rest of the specs look great, and that 4.7-inch screen should make this device great for media & entertainment.
This device is expected to be released during November in Europe. We certainly hope it makes this side of the pond. What do you guys say? Are you hoping to get your hands on a Sensation XL, or are you waiting for something else? Maybe that upcoming Nexus Prime?
Show Press Release
Beats integration, combined with amazing 4.7-inch display, introduces powerful entertainment experience
LONDON – October 6, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled the HTC Sensation™ XL with Beats Audio™ integration. This latest innovation is the result of the new partnership between HTC and Beats announced in August and takes mobile entertainment to a new level with an amazing 4.7-inch screen and a specifically optimized audio experience. The HTC Sensation XL joins the HTC Sensation XE to provide customers with a strong line-up of HTC smartphones integrated with Beats Audio.
“With Beats Audio, the HTC Sensation XL continues HTC’s commitment of delivering the best audio possible on your phone whether you’re listening to music, watching a movie or playing a game,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “This is an amazing example of why our partnership with Beats makes so much sense for customers today and into the future.”
“HTC is an incredible partner and has completely embraced our desire to make the music experience on the mobile phone as powerful and as rich as it can be,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Beats by Dr. Dre.
Design, Performance and Stunning Audio
With the 4.7” screen, slim 9.9mm design and Beats Audio integration, the HTC Sensation XL was specifically created to deliver the best entertainment experience with stunning audio and visuals for music, movies and games. The HTC Sensation XL features unique audio tuning by Beats that ensures customers will hear their music as the artist intended.
Unique to HTC phones, the HTC Sensation XL includes new lightweight urBeats™ headphones, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats’ audio profile on the device. The built-in microphone makes hands-free calling easy and the on-cable remote control allows customers to pause, advance or rewind, and to answer a call mid-track.
Customers can also send music recommendations and track information to friends over SMS, email or through their Facebook profile. To allocate the perfect audio alert to an incoming call or message from friends and family, use the ringtone trimmer to edit a music track and add it to a friend’s contact profile.
HTC Sensation XL integrates 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 customers watch them on up to five different HTC devices.
Capture the moment
The HTC Sensation XL boasts an 8MP camera, featuring a f/2.2, 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor to fit more of the scene into every shot and for better low-light performance. In video mode, the HTC Sensation XL enables customers to record a perfect moment with stunning clarity and incredible stereo sound – perfect for sharing on YouTube, Facebook or a TV.
HTC Sensation XL will be available across EMEA and Asia Pacific from early November. In EMEA, HTC will also be offering a limited edition bundle that includes special edition Beats Solo headphones.
About Beats Electronics LLC
Established in 2006, Beats Electronics is the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, who set out to develop a new type of headphone with the capability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that musical artists and producers hear in professional recording studios. For more information, please visit http://beatsbydre.com.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.