HTC have officially announced the HTC Sensation XL, the third handset in its Sensation range of smartphone and first designed with Beats Audio from the ground up. The new handset was launched at HTC’s Beats event at the Roundhouse in London.
This is the first smartphone from the Sensation range not to feature a dual-core processor but what you get in return is a multimedia powerhouse of a phone and a stunning display.
It’s packing a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass screen touchscreen at 800 x 480 pixels and running on a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor. This is very much like an Android version of the HTC Titan; slick unibody styling, some nice brushed metal on the back and an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash that’s capable of 720p HD video recording.
The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera has a fast F/2.2 lens as well as a dual LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing.
It has a single core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor and runs of a 1600mAh battery. There is 768MB RAM, 16GB of in-built memory plus there’s triband HSPA/WCDMA, quadband GSM/EDGE, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. The phone is running Android 2.3.5 along with the new HTC Sense 3.5 UI. The handset itself measures in at 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm and is relatively lightweight at 162.5g.
Just like the Sensation XE there’s a specially tuned audio profile that activates whenever Beats headphones are plugged in. The headphones in the box are the special edition in-ear urBeats we saw with the XE, however select limited edition bundles in Europe will come with a pair of Beats Solo headphones exclusive to HTC.
The HTC Sensation XL will go on sale in Europe and Asia Pacific from November, with pricing yet to be confirmed. There is no word of availability in the US, however we’d be very surprised if we don’t see a variant of this phone land there in the near future.