October 7, 2011

HTC unveils the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio

HTC, during their event in London today, announced the second smartphone in the world to be powered by Beats after the HTC Sensation XE. A completely new smartphone, the HTC Sensation XL, even if it bears the same name as two other HTC phones. Anyway, the new smartphone is, in my opinion, is designed beautifully. It still holds the HTC aesthetics that we see in all of their smartphones but this is quite different by just a glance you can tell its an HTC but you can also tell that this is different. Also, the HTC Sensation XL is one of the company's largest smartphone ever. The device is expected to be available in markets in November. Head over the break for the specs.

HTC Sensation XL specs:
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • HTC Sense 3.5
  • 4.7" SLCD WVGA (480x800) touchscreen display
    • 199 ppi
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor
    • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 768MB RAM
  • Memory
    • Internal: 16GB
    • External: Up to 32GB via microSD card
  • Camera
    • Rear: 8MP
      • Auto Focus
      • dual-LED Flash
      • 720p video recording
    • Front: 1.3MP
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
    • DLNA
    • GPS with A-GPS
    • FM Radio with RDS
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity Sensor
    • Gyroscope
    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • Digital Compass
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Battery
    • 1600 mAh
  • Other Features
    • Beats Audio Technology

The HTC Sensation XE is ahead if you compare it to the Sensation XL. The XE is a dual-core handset and brags it's 1080p video recording. The XL, on the other hand, is a single-core smartphone and because of the chip used can only shoot 720p of video. But that also has an advantage, since the XL is not a dual-core processor, its thinner and is lighter than the XE. 

Read on HTC's official press release here:


Beats integration, combined with amazing 4.7-inch display, introduces powerful entertainment experience

LONDON – October 6, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled the HTC Sensation™ XL with Beats Audio™ integration. This latest innovation is the result of the new partnership between HTC and Beats announced in August and takes mobile entertainment to a new level with an amazing 4.7-inch screen and a specifically optimized audio experience. The HTC Sensation XL joins the HTC Sensation XE to provide customerswith a strong line-up of HTC smartphones integrated with Beats Audio.

“With Beats Audio, the HTC Sensation XL continues HTC’s commitment of delivering the best audio possible on your phone whether you’re listening to music, watching a movie or playing a game,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “This is an amazing example of why our partnership with Beats makes so much sense for customers today and into the future.”

“HTC is an incredible partner and has completely embraced our desire to make the music experience on the mobile phone as powerful and as rich as it can be,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Beats by Dr. Dre.

Design, Performance and Stunning Audio

With the 4.7” screen, slim 9.9mm design and Beats Audio integration, the HTC Sensation XL was specifically created to deliver the best entertainment experience with stunning audio and visuals for music, movies and games. The HTC Sensation XL features unique audio tuning by Beats that ensures customers will hear their music as the artist intended.

Unique to HTC phones, the HTC Sensation XL includes new lightweight urBeats™ headphones, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats’ audio profile on the device. The built-in microphone makes hands-free calling easy and the on-cable remote control allows customers to pause, advance or rewind, and to answer a call mid-track.

Customers can also send music recommendations and track information to friends over SMS, email or through their Facebook profile. To allocate the perfect audio alert to an incoming call or message from friends and family, use the ringtone trimmer to edit a music track and add it to a friend’s contact profile.

HTC Watch

HTC Sensation XL integrates 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 customers watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Capture the moment

The HTC Sensation XL boasts an 8MP camera, featuring a f/2.2, 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor to fit more of the scene into every shot and for better low-light performance. In video mode, the HTC Sensation XL enables customers to record a perfect moment with stunning clarity and incredible stereo sound – perfect for sharing on YouTube, Facebook or a TV.


HTC Sensation XL will be available across EMEA and Asia Pacific from early November. In EMEA, HTC will also be offering a limited edition bundle that includes special edition Beats Solo headphones.

Source: Endgadget, BGR, GSMArena (specs)


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