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HTC Sensation XL unveiled, Three on board

HTC Sensation XL unveiled, Three on board

HTC has officially lifted the lid on its second-ever Android phone with Beats by Dre audio technology on board.

Dubbed the HTC Sensation XL, the Android 2.3-powered smartphone features a special sound profile created by Beats proprietor and Hip-Hop producer Dr Dre and comes bundled with in-ear UrBeats headphones.

Elsewhere, it packs a positively tablet-esque 4.7-inch SuperLCD display that positions it as a challenger to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note and an eight megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus for happier snapping.

htc sensation xl

To keep things running smoothly, HTC has equipped the svelte 9.9mm-thick Sensation XL with a brawny 1.5GHz processor and there’s 16GB of on boars storage, for all your apps, movies and, most importantly in this case, music.

Pricing and availability has yet to be set in stone. However, at yesterday’s launch event HTC earmarked a November due date, while UK carrier Three has confirmed it plans to carry the phone and expects to have deals in place ‘soon’.

The first fruits of HTC’s deal with Beats by Dre was similarly specc’d but more compact Sensation XE. Windows Phone 7.5 handsets with the audio tech are also in the release pipeline, HTC recently announced.

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