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HTC's second Android smartphone in its roster of Beats Audio-infused handsets, the 4.7-inch Sensation XL bears the red logo of Dr. Dre’s Beats brand on top of an aluminum unibody shell framed by a pair of plastic inserts. The XL sports Super-LCD screen technology with a WVGA resolution, is powered by a single-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor paired with 768MB of RAM, and has 16GB of embedded storage. The Sensation XL also has an 8-megapixel, f/2.2 max-aperture camera that's capable of capturing 720p video and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam for video chatting.

Description

The HTC Sensation XE was announced September 2011 and is to be released late September in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is a special edition version of the HTC Sensation. This particular refresh comes bundled with Beats Audio in-ear headphones that activate a specially tuned sound profile when plugged in. It also packs an improved 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 1730mAh battery, and an aluminum body construction. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, and a 4.3 inch Super LCD display.

The HTC Sensation runs Android 2.3.3 and is powered by Qualcomm's dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. On the front, there's a 4.3-inch qHD display as well as a front-facing camera. On the back, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash with 1080p HD video recording capability.

  • Status: Available

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 19, 2011
  • Height: 5.22 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.36 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White

Hardware

  • Height: 4.96 inches
  • Width: 2.57 inches
  • Thickness: 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 0.33 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo
  • Height: 4.96 inches
  • Width: 2.57 inches
  • Thickness: 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 0.33 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.7 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • Resolution (X): 480 px
  • PPI: 199
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 256
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: Super LCD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGB
  • Resolution (Y): 960 px
  • Resolution (X): 540 px
  • PPI: 256
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 2100, 1900, 850
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 14.4 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 3.0
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM8225
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM8260
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM8260
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Adreno
  • Model: 220
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 220
  • RAM size: 768 MB

Memory

  • RAM size: 768 MB
  • RAM size: 768 MB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: No

Storage

  • Internal size: 4 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 4 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Resolution: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Video resolution: 720p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Dual LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: HTC Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.3

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: HTC Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.3
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sense
  • Launch OS version: 2.3.3
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 1600 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 1730 mAh
  • Capacity: 1520 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
Beats Solo, Beats Ur Beats

Bundled accessories

Beats Audio in-ear headphones
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