HTC today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.
“HTC is proud to continue to revolutionalise the mobile multimedia market and bring forth a new generation of pocket-sized entertainment centers,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, South Asia Pacific, HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation takes the multimedia smartphone to another level by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful and amazing experience to our customers.”
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger is glided across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and all-around fast performance.
Complementing the HTC Sensation’s premium design is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. For instance, HTC Sense introduces a customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen 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 turning on the display. In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like 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’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, 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 a 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.
The HTC Sensation will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $838 from tomorrow onwards.
The HTC Sensation features unibody aluminium construction for a premium look and solid feel. The glass is exquisitely contoured along the entire edge of the screen, and not only feels great when you glide your finger over it, but it also serves to protect the screen from grit and sand when faced down. The true widescreen qHD display also serves up an uncompromised movie watching experience like no other.
126.1mm (L) X 65.8mm (W) X 11.3mm (T), Weight: 148g (with battery)
Powered by a blazing fast 1.2 GHz dual core processor, apps start up instantly and switching between them is seamless on the HTC Sensation. The dual core performance really comes to life when pushing the phone to its limits, like when listening to music, downloading email in the background, and surfing the most visually rich websites all at the same time.
Never let a great shot slip away again with the new instant capture camera feature. The moment you press the button is the same moment the photo is captured - each time, every time. The revamped lockscreen has also been transformed into a preview window to all the good stuff on your phone. You can now check up on your portfolio, view your friend’s social network status and more, all on the lockscreen.
HTC Sense is an experience designed around many little insightful ideas. Ideas that seem so simple, you think “why hasn’t any one else thought of that? It just makes sense”. It’s a phone experience full of lots of little surprises, delighting you every time. Surprise yourself with simple things like flipping the phone to silence it, navigate roads with not just a map but a compass too or simply tap a word or phrase during your read and look it up on Wikipedia, Google, YouTube or the dictionary.
|Processor||Qualcomm 1.2 GHz Dual-Core|
|Operating System||Android with HTC Sense|
|Memory||ROM: 1 GB, RAM: 768 MB|
|Dimensions||126.1 mm (L) x 65.4 mm (W) x 11.3 mm (T)|
|Weight||148 grams (with battery)|
|Display||4.3-inch touch screen with 540 x 960 qHD resolution|
|Network||HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
(Band frequency, HSPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent)
- Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
- Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
- Up to 114 kbps download speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
|Tethering||USB and Wi-Fi tethering|
|GPS||Internal GPS Antenna|
Ambient Light Sensor
|Connectivity||- 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
- Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0) with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection
- Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
|Bluetooth||- Bluetooth 3.0 with FTP/OPP for file transfer
- A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
- Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile
|Camera||- 8.0 megapixel colour camera with auto focus and dual LED flash
- 1080p HD video recording
- VGA front camera
|Multimedia||Audio supported formats:
- Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
- Recording: .amr
Video supported formats:
- Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
- Recording: .3gp
|Battery||Rechargeable Lithium-ion polymer battery Capacity: 1520 mAh Talk time:
- Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA
- Up to 495 minutes for GSM
- Up to 400 hours for WCDMA
- Up to 350 hours for GSM
(The above are subject to network and phone usage)
|Expansion Slot||microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|Recommended Windows System Requirements||- Windows 7 , Windows Vista or Windows XP
- HTC Sync