The HTC Sensation, aka HTC Pyramid, now officially launched as the company’s latest Android flagship.
The Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread-powered smartphone sports a dual-core Qualcomm MSM 8260 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen running at 540 x 960 qHD resolution, an 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p Full HD video recording with stereo sound, and HSPA/WCDMA connectivity.
Other main features include 768MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM, a microSD slot (8 GB preloaded), a VGA-resolution front-facing camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB port (MHL support for HDMI output), Gorilla Glass screen protection, GPS/AGPS, a dual-LED flash, gyro, G-sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
The HTC Sensation comes with HTC Watch, the new movie and TV show rental/purchase system from HTC, out-of-the-box, allowing users to look through over 600 titles during launch, including popular movies, with UK pricing expected to be around £0.99 per rental or £1.99 for purchase.
For now, the phone will be available in Europe by May or June 2011 through Vodafone before other carriers get it. In the US, T-Mobile will offer it as the HTC Sensation 4G, complete with HSPA+ connectivity. Asian consumers will be happy to know that Sensation goes on sale there as well.
No exact numbers at this stage yet; however, this will likely have a tag price a tad bit more than HTC Desire HD.