Although we’ve basically learned everything about this device over the past couple weeks, the Pyramid has officially been announced as the HTC Sensation. That being said, the “wow” factor has still been present, surging like a bolt of electricity coast to coast.Â The Sensation is to be a global flagship device and sports the hardware to do so with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 768MB RAM, and a 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD display. This device offers HTC ‘s newest version of Sense with more customizations than ever before, and even borrowing a few features from the Flyer.
Availability has been announced as being in Q2 for most major European markets through Vodafone, and will also be available in Asian markets during this time. No pricing details have been released, however they have said the phone will be priced along the lines of the Desire HD.Â Check out the press release below for more information.
LONDON – April 12, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTCâ€™s new HTC Watchâ„¢ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the companyâ€™s latest HTC Senseâ„¢ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.
â€œSmartphones have evolved into pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite content with them wherever they go,â€ said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. â€œThe HTC Sensation takes this even further by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful, evolved multimedia smartphone to our customers.â€
â€œThe HTC Sensation integrates multimedia content with relevant, thoughtful features, bringing an exciting new dimension to Vodafoneâ€™s smartphone range. The HTC Sensation will be available first in key Vodafone markets from Q2,â€ said Patrick Chomet, Vodafoneâ€™s Group Terminals Director. â€œThe strength of Vodafone and HTCâ€™s partnership is a marker of our commitment to offer our customers truly compelling and market-leading mobile experiences.â€
Premium Design and Materials
Tapping into HTCâ€™s trademark design language, the HTC Sensationâ€™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 personâ€™s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„¢ processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and all-around fast performance.
Complementing the HTC Sensationâ€™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 youâ€™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 Sensationâ€™s 8-megapixel camera doesnâ€™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 is a smartphone that is built from the ground up for a sophisticated, evolved multimedia experience. The 4.3â€³ widescreen display means that users can watch movies like they were meant to be seen – in their full cinematic glory, with no cropping or letterboxing. The HTC Sensation is also the first smartphone to feature HTC Watch – an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. HTC Watch offers the choice of renting or buying videos, and if purchased, lets you watch them on up to five different HTC devices.
The HTC Sensation will be broadly available through Vodafone across major European markets. It will also be available in Asian markets in Q2 2011.