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

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.

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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Sensation XL
  • Display 4.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h 3G talk time)



1. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

no hd screen

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

*yawn* Bring on the Vigor!

3. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

7. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

3 1/2 pixels per inch? hehe

9. yeahdawg! unregistered

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

11. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

4. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

and 768 ram.. wtf >.>


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

1gb of ram please!!

5. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 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!)

6. HUGE unregistered

Holy frigging 4.7"?!?!

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

12. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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!!!!

13. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Heavy processor. Lame RAM. Let´s see how this benchmark against my GS2

14. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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!!!!!!...

15. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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.....

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.

18. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Vigorous...i agree with you.

19. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 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.

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

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

22. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 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

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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

23. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

24. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

WVGA on a 4.7 inch screen is terrible

26. Blyth unregistered

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

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