The Thunderbolt had hardly struck before HTC has launched a seriously competitive compelling product.
HTC has uncorked a its new topnotch multimedia smartphone for T-Mobile called the HTC Sensation. The Sensation sports a 1.2 GHz MSM8660 dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Spec wise you’ll be pleased to find a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen display, Sense 3.0, front-facing VGA camera, and 4G capabilities, Sensation also shares many of the cool features of the EVO 3D without having 3D. The Sensation comes with 768 MB RAM and 1GB of internal memory, HTC includes a 8GB microSD card. The phone weighs in at 5.2 oz. and is 0.44 inches thick. However, the Sensation’s 4.3-inch widescreen display is almost one full inch bigger than the 3.5-inch display of Apple’s device. Looks-wise the Sensation has a curved unibody aluminum body design and the high resolution 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera can shoot 1080p video at 30fps. On-board editing allows stored video to be edited prior to uploading uploading. For downloaded videos, Sensation’s HSPA+ capabilities speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps.
Additional features include an active lock screen that updates social media, photos, weather or stock updates, which can then be viewed simply by waking the display.
The Sensation 4G may hit the shelves sometime around May or June 2011, with T-Mobile pretty much getting exclusive rights in the U.S. As yet pricing and details on availability have not yet been announced.