HTC has announced the Sensation XE, a souped up version of its flagship Android smartphone the Sensation, rocking an even faster processor and Beats by Dr Dre.
The handset, which was leaked earlier this month, improves on its predecessor with a 1.5GHz dual core processor, a longer-lasting 1,730mAH battery and integrated Beats Audio.
The internal storage capacity has also been quadrupled to 4GB. But perhaps more crucially, the handset will come bundled with a pair of exclusive Beats by Dre earphones, which, when plugged in, will cause the handset to automatically switch to a bespoke sound profile that’s been designed by tha D-man himself.
“Audio is a crucial part of any consumer’s mobile experience and we are continually pushing the audio boundaries to encompass not only improved voice but music, movies and games,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing at HTC.
“The HTC Sensation XE offers a truly incredible experience that demonstrates our commitment to place consumers at the center of their mobile worlds.”
All other features will remain the same as the original Sensation. These include a 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD display, an eight-megapixel snapper with HD recording skills at 1080p and the latest Android Gingerbread version installed out of the box.
The Sensation XE is expected to hit store shelves at the end of this month. Pricing details are still under wraps, but leaks suggest the unlocked model is likely to cost £520.