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T-Mobile Announces HTC Sensation 4G Coming Soon

April 12, 2011 - Written By Maddi Hausmann Sojourner

T-Mobile and HTC Jointly Announce the HTC Sensation 4G “Superphone”, Dual Core, Dual Camera, 2 Duals = 4G!

Pyramid Power is here!  At least the much-discussed and long-awaited HTC Pyramid has been announced, and T-Mobile will be offering it as the HTC Sensation 4G.  Announced in London today as the HTC Sensation, the T-Mobile version will feature HSPA+ connectivity with download speeds up to 14.4 Mbps.  And the nice thing about T-Mobile is what they call 4G (let’s not get into whether HSPA+ is actually 4G just now) actually delivers on the faster upload speeds, unlike some other American GSM carrier we know with two Ts in its name.

Despite the hype in the press release calling this smartphone a “Multimedia Superphone,” this really is an impressive list of specs.  You can see a longer list in our article announcing the HTC Sensation, but here’s the juicy bits:

HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile: The Specs Highlights

  • Android OS 2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 4.3 inch qHD display (960 x 540)
  • Rear-facing 8 MP camera that can shoot 1080p video
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video chat
  • New HTC Sense UI featuring customizable lockscreen
  • New HTC Watch service allowing streaming movies to this phone and other HTC devices

Here’s a T-Mobile promotion of the Sensation 4G.

HTC Sensation 4G: T-Mobile Promotional Video

There’s quite a bit more, of course.  What do you think?  Does this look like a phone you’d want to trade up to, or switch carriers to have?   Is HTC overreaching by calling this a “Superphone”?  Hit us in the comments with your thoughts on the HTC Sensation 4G!

Full HTC press release follows, and then we have T-Mobile’s announcement below it:

HTC Unveils Multimedia Superphone, The HTC Sensationâ„¢ 4G

HTC brings one of its most advanced smartphones ever to the United States exclusively to T-Mobile customers

BELLEVUE, Wash. – April 12, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation 4G, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watchâ„¢ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation 4G features the company’s latest customer-focused HTC Senseâ„¢ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way. The HTC Sensation 4G will be available in the US exclusively from T-Mobile USA beginning this summer.

“Consumers have quickly transformed smartphones into consumer lifestyle hubs that are pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite multimedia content with them wherever they go. The new HTC Watch service makes it fun and easy for people to access premium movies and TV shows while on the go,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation 4G combines this great multimedia experience within the latest HTC Sense experience in a premium device that delivers a powerful and unprecedented smartphone to our customers.”

“The HTC Sensation 4G delivers the ultimate in speed and entertainment on America’s Largest 4G network,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing for T-Mobile USA. “With a lightning-fast dual core processor and 4G speeds, customers will experience the difference when accessing rich media and content on the HTC Sensation 4G’s beautiful qHD display. We look forward to adding the HTC Sensation 4G to our industry-leading lineup of 4G smartphones.”

Premium Design and Materials

Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation 4G’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 4G slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation 4G beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and all-around fast performance.

HTC Sense

Complementing the HTC Sensation 4G’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 waking up 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 you’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 Sensation 4G’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’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 4G 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.

HTC Watch

The HTC Sensation 4G is a smartphone that is built from the ground up for a sophisticated, evolved multimedia experience. The 4.3″ 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 4G 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.

Here’s the T-Mobile release:

HTC Sensation 4G: T-Mobile Unveils Its Most Powerful Handset

HTC today announced its next T-Mobile exclusive phone, the HTC Sensation 4G. Coming this Summer, the HTC Sensation 4G will be T-Mobile’s most powerful handset.

You don’t like to wait forever for content to load and now you don’t have to. With a 1.2 Ghz dual core Snapdragon 2 processor running on America’s Largest 4G Network, the HTC Sensation 4G delivers all the entertainment you can handle.  Web pages delivered in the snap of a finger.  Watch videos now, not in five minutes.  Video games outside in the sun?  No problem with T-Mobile’s largest, most high resolution screen, a 4.3″ qHD touch screen (540×960 pixels).

HTC Innovation

HTC devices have become synonymous with innovation. The HTC Sensation 4G builds upon that reputation with the introduction of a new version of HTC Sense, technology that enhances the user experience, and a new premium design.

HTC Sense

The latest HTC Sense experience boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. New experiences include:

  • A customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content.  Social updates, photos, weather or stock updates can be viewed by simply waking up the display.
  • Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever.
  • 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 Sensation 4G’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, let’s people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation 4G also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second, giving the user 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.

Premium Design and Materials

Tapping into HTC’s trademark design, the HTC Sensation 4G’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface 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 4G slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand.

Keep an eye out for additional information about the HTC Sensation 4G to be announced over the coming months.