HTC has officially taken covers off a new version of their flagship Android handset the Sensation. Christened the Sensation XE, the device packs in quite few upgrades and enhancements to the stock version of the handset. To start with, the device now gets a processor upgrade with the dual core number cruncher now running at 1.5 GHz as opposed to 1.2 GHz on the stock phone.
If you were hoping for an improvement to the screen technology – well prepare to be disappointed because the screen resolution and the technology remains the same. The phone will use the same S-LCD display found on the stock device and has a resolution of 540*960 which I might as well add, is the highest resolution you get these days on Android phones (if you do not consider the recently launched Galaxy Note a phone). Another notable improvement to this phone is the larger 1730 mAH battery – compared to the 152- mAH one found on the stock handset.
HTC has partnered with Beats Audio for this phone and this result in the device coming with a set of “Beats by Dr.Dre” headphones and remote. Once you plug in these, the phone automatically switches to a customized profile optimized for these headphones. The phone will come with either an 8GB or a 16 GB microSD card – although HTC hasn’t made it clear how much price difference these two versions would have.
The phone will make its debut across Asia, Europe the Middle East and Africa later this month. Users in the US though would have to wait.