Today HTC announces the latest member of its Android smartphone lineup called Sensation XL. The droid is the second HTC device to feature the Beats audio enhancements and a special pair of Beats headphones in its retail package.
On the inside, the Gingerbread-running HTC Sensation XL is quite similar to the Windows Phone-powered HTC Titan - Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, featuring a 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU (single-core) and the Adreno 205 GPU. The RAM amount has been increased from 512 MB to 768 MB, though.
Outside you get a 4.7" S-LCD of WVGA resolution, which makes up for pixel density of 199 ppi. There's a Gorilla Glass panel in front of that to protect it from scratches. The profile of the metal-clad smartphone measures just 9.9mm.
The HTC Sensation XL 8 megapixel main camera is particularly interesting as it features a 28mm wide-angle lens and bright F/2.2 lens, which should improve its low-light performance dramatically. The 720p video-recording isn't quite so impressive, though.
The HTC Sensation XL offers 16GB of internal storage, but sadly that's not expandable through a microSD card slot.
Local connectivity is nicely covered with microUSB, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth all on board. Network data speeds max out at 14.4 Mbps for downloads and 5.76 Mbps for uploads.
The final noteworthy features of the HTC Sensation XL are a 3.5mm audio jack, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a built-in gyroscope.
The HTC Sensation XL should become available across EMEA and Asia Pacific from early November. In EMEA, HTC will also be offering a limited edition bundle that includes special edition Beats Solo headphones.
You are welcome to check out our Sensation XL hands-on for more photos and our first impressions of the device.
What? You think 300 MHz increase in frequency will be better than another core? Don't you know anything about processors?
the xl is referring to the screen and even if it was aim at the processor the sensation is 1.2ghz the XL is 1.5ghz so still bigger
Well nice big brick. I dont get it these things are tablet size now. Though nice package and screen etc all very good cant say anything else but just too big! Now 16gig is great but it carries the same problem as I have with iphones and other ph...