About a month ago, the HTC Sensation 4G smartphone got an Android 2.3.4 update. A new Sensation has now landed called the HTC Sensation XE. The Sensation XE has gone official and the smartphone packs in some cool features that the original Sensation didn’t offer. The new smartphone is the first to get the special audio tech from Beats Audio thanks to a new partnership. That custom audio processing hardware and software is also coupled with a nice set of earphones.

Better audio isn’t all that is in store for the geeks that buy the new Sensation XE. The smartphone also has a faster processor with 1.5GHz clock speed. The smartphone also gets a new larger battery that should let you talk, play, and listen to music longer before the battery goes dead. I already mentioned those cool Beats earphones briefly.

The smartphone will automatically switch to the Beats Audio hardware and software processing when the earphones are plugged in. The special earphones also have an inline remote that will let you control your music. A mic is also integrated for making and receiving phone calls. The Sensation XE is set for sale in Europe and Asia late this month. Pricing isn’t announced at this time.

[via SlashGear]


  1. This is my take. I think 22Mbps plus exynos would have been a much better deal since it will still be the fastest GS2 (both CPU and bandwidth) in the US.

    However, I know T-Mobile wants to get that marketing machine going so 42Mbps sound good as far as marketing goes. I can’t blame them for that.

    If this thing get’s benchmarked and it’s equal or faster than the Exynos, then most of you are getting upset over nothing. I know the GPU will suck but at least the CPU could still be fast at 1.5 GHz. Lastly, I’m worried that T-Mobile hid this thing in a glass box. Will they have locked it up in a glass box if it was faster than the other two?

    There’s still the Nexus Prime right around the corner though. Be patient.

  2. I
    was going to get a regular HTC Sensation, but now that I know about the XE, I
    think I will wait until it comes to the US! I like how it has a faster
    processor, a sleeker look, and has Beats! That has to be the best feature on
    this. It says that when you plug in the headphones, the Beats are activated. That
    would make it great for movies and shows. Also, because the phone has 4G, it
    should be able to stream anything quickly. I use the DISH Remote Access app. I
    use this app on my Galaxy S and it is awesome. It lets me stream live TV from
    my 922 SlingLoaded receiver to my phone anywhere I am! As a customer and
    employee of DISH Network, I have been using this app for a long time, and once
    the new Sensation comes out, it will be awesome on it!

  3. I’ve¬†just swapped by¬†BlackBerry¬†Torch for the new HTC Sensation and im¬†massively¬†impressed. The main difference is the software difference between RIM OS and Android, Android ROCKS!. Why cant Blackberry make an OS like that.¬†I’ve¬†also just brought the new Infiniti T70 Tablet which also¬†runs¬†Android and it does all the stuff my crappy laptop does and it was under ¬£100.¬†Infiniti T70 Review


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