HTC Sensation slips closer to UK release

HTC Sensation slips closer to UK release

We recently compared the two hottest up and coming Android handsets – the HTC Sensation and the Samsung Galaxy S II – and for us, the Sensation looked to just nudge the deal.

But that’s only going on specs and looks, so we’re busting a gut to get our paws on one of these new phones, and the good news is that the release date seems to be edging ever-nearer.

The latest rumour points to this delicious slap of smartphone goodness being released on June 8 in the States, with the phone going under the name of the ‘HTC Sensation 4G’ on the T-Mobile USA network.

HTC Sensation slips closer to UK release
UK release – ‘coming soon’

We’re hoping that Europe may get the Sensation at the same time (or maybe even before) the US, but so far all there is on HTC’s UK site is a ‘coming soon’ page listing the handset’s specifications,while a sign-up page for those wanting more information has appeared on their US site.

This phone looks like it might be worth the wait though, with the Sensation packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ connectivity,  4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera on the back with autofocus and a dual-LED flash and  HTC’s shiny new Sense 3.0 interface.

Video look

Here’s a pre-release video run-through of the new phone, complete with crazy weather animations – scroll on for the full specs:

CPU Processing Speed
1.2 GHz, dual core

Storage
Internal phone storage: 1 GB
RAM: 768 MB

Expansion slot:
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Connectors
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection

Sensors
Gyro sensor
G-Sensor
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Multimedia
Gallery, Music, and FM Radio
SRS virtual surround sound for wired headphone
DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer
Audio supported formats:
Playback:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording:.amr
Video supported formats:
Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording:.3gp

Power & Battery
Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1520 mAh

Talk time:
WCDMA: Up to 400 minutes
GSM: Up to 495 minutes
Standby time:4
WCDMA: Up to 400 hours
GSM: Up to 350 hours

Network
HSPA/WCDMA:
Europe/Asia/T-Mobile US: 900/AWS/2100 MHz
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Platform
Android™ with HTC Sense™

Camera
8 megapixel color camera:
Auto focus and dual LED flash
Front camera:
VGA fixed focus color camera
HD video recording:
1080p HD video recording

Internet
3G:
Up to 14.4 Mbps download speed
Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
GPRS:
Up to 114 kbps downloading
EDGE:
Up to 560 kbps downloading
Wi-Fi®:
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth®
Bluetooth® 3.0
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
PBAP for phonebook access from the car kit
Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, SPP, SDAP

Social Networking
Facebook and Twitter™ for HTC Sense
Friend Stream
Share photos/videos on Facebook®, Flickr®, Twitter™, or YouTube™

Location
Internal GPS antenna
With Locations, explore maps with zero wait, zero dead spots, and zero data roaming fees
Tethering
USB and Wi-Fi® tethering

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