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HTC Unveils a Suite of Smartphones

By Joy Hou - on 6 Oct 2011, 4:30pm

HTC Sensation XE (with Beats Audio)

New 1.5 GHz dual core processor and longer battery life extend the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio’s sophistication and overall experience

HTC unveiled the new HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio – the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology to deliver studio quality audio. Taking HTC’s flagship handset to a new level of high fidelity audio, the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience, setting a new standard for audio quality in the mobile market. In addition, the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio boosts performance and battery life even further with the addition of a blazing fast 1.5 GHz dual core processor and an extended battery of 1730 mAh that enables you to listen, watch, speak and browse for even longer.

The Ultimate Audio Experience

The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio is the first handset to offer a Beats Audio experience — a combination of software & hardware that allows you to hear music the way the artist intended. When used with the exclusive custom made Beats headset, the handset automatically switches to the bespoke Beats Audio sound profile, delivering audio tracks tuned specifically for the headphones.

Plug in your custom made Beats headset and you’ll instantly notice a fuller bass and crisper vocals and a new level of clarity and range as the specially designed headphones work seamlessly with the HTC Music application.

Beats Headphones

The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio also ships with a microSD card (8GB) allowing you to carry thousands of songs. The exclusive custom made Beats headset feature a remote control, allowing you to pause, play or skip through tracks and answer/end calls while the phone is in your pocket.


The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $868 by end Q4 2011.

HTC Sensation XE (with Audio Beats) at a Glance
Processor 1.5GHz dual core
OS Android with HTC Sense
Memory Internal storage: 4GB
Available storage: 1GB
RAM: 768MB
Dimensions 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3mm (L x W x T)
Weight 151g (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)
Tethering USB and Wi-Fi tethering
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: 1730 mAh Talk time:
• Up to 445 minutes for WCDMA
• Up to 550 minutes for GSM
Standby time:
• Up to 540 hours for WCDMA
• Up to 310 hours for GSM
Expansion Slot microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)