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HTC Sensation XL thuds to life with its 4.7" display and Beats Audio technology

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HTC Sensation XL thuds to life with its 4.7
Right on cue, HTC officially announced the Sensation XL at their event in London today, bringing 4.7-inches of screen real estate to the ball with its head pounding Beats Audio technology.

Literally providing the total package into one smartphone, the HTC Sensation XL will surely impress those who are looking for something earth shattering in the Android World. In addition to the obvious 4.7” WVGA display with Gorilla Glass that it’s packing, the handset is known to be a fine image snapper with its 8-megapixel auto focus camera with backside illumination, f/2.2 28mm lens, and dual-LED flash. However, it’s still only limited to 720p HD video capture – with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Providing its core horsepower, the Sensation XL is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which is coupled with 768MB of RAM, to offer a rich and satisfying Sense 3.0 experience running on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course, it features other standards such as 16GB of internal storage, GPS, Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ connectivity for theoretical download and upload speeds of 14.4Mbit/s and 5.67Mbits/s.

HTC Sensation XL thuds to life with its 4.7" display and Beats Audio technology
With Beats Audio technology producing some thumping tunes, the handset is being shipped along with urBeats headphones, which integrates perfectly with the handset’s audio centric focus as well. Currently, it’s flaunting 3G support for the Asian and European markets – hence, it’s going to launch there first. Unfortunately, HTC doesn’t mention of any plans in selling the handset in the US, but then again, there might be some chance that it might happen.

source: HTC via Phonescoop & Mobileburn

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posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:40

1. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


no hd screen

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:44

2. roldefol (Posts: 2999; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


*yawn* Bring on the Vigor!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 12:57 2

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Nice phone, but the screen is horrible, wvga on a 4.7 inch display? thats like 3 1/2 pixels..

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:20

7. Knicknevin (Posts: 136; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


3 1/2 pixels per inch? hehe

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:38 1

9. yeahdawg! (unregistered)


Nah... He meant only 3 1/2 pixels... One red, green & blue one.. And another half red one.. :)

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:54

11. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Yeah, dawg, that's exactly what i meant!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:04 2

4. remyrz (Posts: 190; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


and 768 ram.. wtf >.>

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:48

16. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


1gb of ram please!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:09 1

5. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


no enough for me...i dont wanna leave HTC (last two phones were HTC) but their making it really easy coming out with phones like this.....knowing the prime and note is coming out they should and need to drop or even "leak" something to stop me from leaving....i mean 768ram? wtf and download speed is a joke and im not speaking on the screen resolution (come on!)

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:14

6. HUGE (unregistered)


Holy frigging 4.7"?!?!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:22 1

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5876; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how soon before we see 5" as the required screen size for high-end handsets?

But 768 Mb RAM is really last years specification.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 13:46

10. roldefol (Posts: 2999; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I get the impression this isn't meant to be a high-end phone, just a big music phone.

I was really hoping we would see the Vigor today, but I guess it was a long shot for a UK event.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:30 2

12. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Not bashing my HTC Team, but 4.7 is way too big. 4.5 will be pushing it, but if you are going to go with 4.7, why not just lug around a tablet.......What size battery will this monster need to keep the screen lit? HTC put the one of the smallest batteries (1400 mah) in the Thunderbolt, and then graced it with LTE, and it zipped through that battery very rapidly.....---just don't know about the size.......probably will have a small amplifier inside for them beats--for a even more faster battery drain!!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:37 1

13. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Heavy processor. Lame RAM.

Let´s see how this benchmark against my GS2

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:37 1

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


1.5 dual core, with 768 mb of ram....Heck the Thunberolt has those specs released in March, with single core. HTC is losing it's ground with this one, unless you are going to buy it for size only........This thing is lacking PUNCH!!!!!!...

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:43 2

15. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


If I were Dr. Dre-- I would have a minimum specificiation in order for Beats Audio to be on ANY Android phone....
Minimums would be 1gb Ram, 1ghz dual core and above, 1800 mah battery, LTE, gorilla glass, 4.0-4.3 screen size and super amoled display or better....If he doesn't then "them Beats: will be on every cheap Android in the future with no distinction.....

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 14:55 1

17. Vigorous (unregistered)


Except that HTC now owns a majority stake and the company and has final call on which phones they want to put Dre Beats on and which ones they don't.

That being said however, I do agree with you. If a phone doesn't have a bare min requirement in terms of power and processing then it shouldn't be allowed to have the technology like that in it, it will tarnish the "high-quality" name that Dre Beats has associated itself with.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:26 1

18. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Vigorous...i agree with you.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 15:27

19. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I don't think HTC cares any more because they are going to keep selling phones regardless. How long have have we been complaining about their batteries?? I know for me...ever since Windows Mobile days...and they aren't getting better at all. Their solution? Turn your phone into a big brick on your hip by strapping on one of those huge humpback 3200mah battery packs.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 16:02

20. Hi (unregistered)


Damn totally ruin it... ! i want 720p screen and at least 1 gig of ram on it then i'm all set
4.7' doesnt look that big because its bezel is so small so im okay with this

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 17:54

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I was here to troll.. but after reading this.. i see no need. for that..HTC took care of the long faces.... sorry i am out..

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 19:45 1

22. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Yeah they did....wait and watch for the htc vigor. Then come back and troll why you play catch up for another year and a half with your 3.5 inch toy apple.for the troller comment

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 11:35

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow.. that was deep.... if you cant respect that people have diferent needs than you ,, you are the idiot... if you want a big device to make up for sopmething ..go ahead.. not everyone likes big screen.. I though you were smarter than that. and finally.. but your big screen.. your heart will be crushed when 6 months later people will get you phone for free.... nice 199.00 investement... Drooooooiiid

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 20:12

23. snowgator (Posts: 3244; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


in case anyone missed it - this is just the WP flagship Titan repacked for Android. But while WP is designed to run on single core, I understand anyone who isn't high on these specs for Android. Overall, the Titan will be smooth and enjoyable, but there are any number of HTC, Motorola, Samsung or even LG's that are way more desearving of your money.

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 20:39

24. CellularNinja (Posts: 303; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


WVGA on a 4.7 inch screen is terrible

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 21:14

26. Blyth (unregistered)


Isnt it single-core 1.5ghz? or am i wrong? =S

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