As the old saying goes, everything's bigger in... Great Britain. UK residents can now get their hands on the Beats-enabled Sensation XL, assuming they can wrap them around that massive case. The 4.7-inch Gingerbread handset launches today, just a little late, at multiple carriers and retailers.
The Sensation XL is available from UK online retailer Clove for £486 after taxes (about $770 USD). Three UK customers can buy it for £449 free and clear, or pick it up for a song if they sign a two year agreement. So far HTC has not announced any plans to bring the Sensation XL to the United States, though the HTC Rezound (with a paltry 4.5-inch screen) will soon be coming to Verizon, and may include those nifty Beats earbuds. HTC will probably announce the Rezound at the NYC event on November 3rd.
HTC subsidiary Beats has branding all over the Sensation XL, with the prominent circular logo on the back, Beats audio software on the inside and a "free" pair of uBeats headphones in the retail package. Certain bundles (currently unspecified) will include the full-sized white Beats headphones seen above. Inside the phone you'll find a 1.5GHz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage crammed into a 9.9mm frame. On the downside, there's no MicroSD slot to be found, and the huge screen has a relatively pedestrian 800 x 480 resolution.
Check out our hands-on of the Sensation XL, live from London.