HTC officially lifted the lid on its latest smartphone challenger, the Sensation, as it looks to reassert its status as the go-to brand for Android.
Unveiled at a press call-cum-community event yesterday, the Sensation features a Legend-style aluminium unibody construction, a high-res 4.3-inch display and runs the latest 2.3.3 version of Android with the all-new HTC Sense custom skin slathered over the top.
It’s also home to an eight-megapixel snapper capable of shooting full HD video at up to 30fp and a secondary, front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
In keeping with its Android challengers, the Sensation also packs a dual core processor – specifically a 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon number– to keep everything running buttery smooth.
As with all current-gen and forthcoming HTC phones, you’ll get some exclusive apps, too. Among them are the ace Footprints travel application and the spanking new Watch – a video download service with a library of 600 movies and TV shows.
Vodafone and 3 have confirmed they’ll be offering the phone on the day of release.
In other HTC news, the gadget-maker has also confirmed a UK release date for its first-ever tablet computer. The Honeycomb-powered Flyer is dropping on these shores on May 9th and will cost you just shy of £600 when bought sans contract.