HTC unveiled their flagship Android phone, Sensation, in India. The phone sports a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen, a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with customized proprietary interface called HTC Sense 3.0.

At the launch event in New Delhi, HTC claimed Sensation has been designed to provide “superior multimedia” experience to users. The phone’s screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 which means that most of widescreen films will fill the entire screen and will not have black bars under and above the video. The phone also comes with “instant camera capture”. This enables faster shutter speed, allowing users to click photographs “faster”.

Lennard Hoornik, president for south Asia, HTC said “HTC Sensation is an exceptional smartphone that will win customers with its unique blend of functionality, usability and style. It will create a paradigm shift in the overall smartphone category with a brilliant experience.” “HTC Flyer will be launched shortly, in the next couple of weeks. India is a huge market. We want to be a leading player here and we have high sales target here“.

Tech Specs

General2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Size Dimensions: 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm , Weight: 148 g
Display Type: S-LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors,Size: 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches,
Features: Gorilla glass display
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Gyro sensor
HTC Sense v3.0 UI
SoundVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones, Loudspeaker: Yes, 3.5mm jack: Yes
MemoryPhonebook: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall, Call records : Practically unlimited, Internal: 1 GB storage, 768 MB RAM, Card slot: microSD, up to 32GB, 8GB included.
DataGPRS:Up to 114 kbps
EDGE:Up to 560 kbps
3G:HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth:Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port:No
USB:Yes, microUSB (MHL) v2.0
CameraPrimary:8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash.
Features:Geo-tagging, touch-focus, image stabilization, face detection, instant capture
Video:Yes, [email protected], stereo sound recording.
Secondary:Yes, VGA.
FeaturesOS:Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon
Messaging:SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games: Yes
Colors: Black
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support
Java: Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
SNS integration
Digital compass
Google Search, Maps, Gmail
YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
Document viewer
Voice memo/dial/commands
Predictive text input (T9 Trace)
BatteryStandard battery, Li-Ion 1520 mAh
Stand-by: Up to 350 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 8 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)

HTC Sensation has been priced at Rs 32700, however, this is the MRP and in the market, the product can be purchased for around Rs 30,000.

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