HTC Sensation XL announced for UK, huge 4.7in screen plus Beats Audio

HTC Sensation XL announced for UK, huge screen plus Beats Audio

Freshly announced at London’s Roundhouse venue today is the HTC Sensation XL, packing a fearsome 4.7-inch 480 x 800 Gorilla Glass screen, Beats Audio technology and a particularly good camera lens.

HTC Sensation XL announced for UK, huge screen plus Beats Audio

Strutting its stuff with 16GB of built-in memory but (only 12GB available to the user), the HTC Sensation XL comes with  an 8-megapixel camera sporting a super fast F/2.2 lens, backed by a dual LED flash.

There’s a 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front for video chats, but movie-making fans may be disappointed as the phone is only capable of 720p video capture.

HTC Sensation XL announced for UK, huge screen plus Beats Audio

Powering the Sensation XL is a single core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor, with 768MB RAM onboard and a 1600mAh battery.

Shipping with Android 2.3.5 and the new HTC Sense 3.5, the phone comes with a Beats branded handset and measures up at 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9mm. Weight-wise, it’s a fairly light 162.5g.

Vodafone, 3 and O2 have said that they will be stocking the new HTC Sensation XL in the UK, and it’ll start showing off its enormous glass face from the beginning of November in Europe and Asia.

Spec sheet [via]

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
Announced 2011, October
Status Coming soon. 2011, November
SIZE Dimensions 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
Weight 162.5 g
DISPLAY Type S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density)
– HTC Sense UI 3.5
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Multi-touch input method
– Gyroscope sensor
– Touch-sensitive controls
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 16 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
Card slot No
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 12
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black, White
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Beats Audio
– Beats headset
– Digital compass
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Facebook and Twitter integration
– Document viewer/editor
– Adobe Flash support
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1600 mAh
Stand-by Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 460 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h 50 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 50 min (3G)

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