HTC is prepping an ‘ice white’ version of the Sensation rocking the latest iteration of Android, despite recently claiming it wants to cut back on the welter of confusing variants of its handsets.
The all-white version of the Sensation will feature Android 4.0 (AKA Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box. The earlier model of the phone runs the now ageing Gingerbread version of the platform.
Due to land on March 1st, the new take on the Sensation could also reportedly feature the fresh, 4.0 version of HTC’s Sense custom user interface.
Otherwise the phone’s spec sheet is unchanged, meaning it’ll pack a 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 capacitive touchscreen, an eight-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and microSD card support.
News of HTC’s plans to expand the Sensation range puzzles somewhat after it this month announced it plans to release fewer handsets this year, presumably because flooding the market with too many variants confused the public.
Given that consumers can already choose from the original Sensation, the Beats By Dre audio-toting XE variant and the XL version with a larger screen, we’re not sure how this white version fits in with that.
But, for now, we’re prepared to believe that the phone-maker knows what it’s doing…