At a press event earlier in the day in London HTC unveiled the HTC Pyramid now named the HTC Sensation 4G. With this new piece of great HTC hardware the Taiwanese manufacturer also unveiled HTC Watch on a superphone and enhancements to Sense that we reported on yesterday.
HTC put a major emphasis on entertainment and user experience with the HTC Sensation.
“Consumers have quickly transformed smartphones into consumer lifestyle hubs that are pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite multimedia content with them wherever they go. The new HTC Watch service makes it fun and easy for people to access premium movies and TV shows while on the go,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “The HTC Sensation 4G combines this great multimedia experience within the latest HTC Sense experience in a premium device that delivers a powerful and unprecedented smartphone to our customers.”
For those specy techies the HTC Sensation features:
4.3″ qHD SLCD display at (540×960 pixels)
8 megapixel rear facing camera that shoots 1080p HD video
1.2″ front facing camera for video conferencing over 4G
1.2ghz dual core processor
4gb of internal flash memory with a microSD slot expandable to 32gb
768mb of RAM
Here are some of the features in this version of the HTC Sense UI
– 5 customizable gesture based lock screens which give the user one gesture access to a dialer, camera, social updates, or anything else with the same quick gesture that used to just unlock the phone.
– The ability to ignore a call by simply turning the phone over
– The HTC Sensation will adjust the ringer volume based on whether the phone is in your pocket or purse or out on a table.
HTC has also made it easier to capture your favorite memories with the HTC Sensation. HTC has unveiled a new feature called instant capture which makes it quicker to capture moments you didn’t think you could get. Also with the quick gestures on the lock screen you can default to the camera app and with one finger swipe, wake up the camera and start shooting.
The on board video camera shoots video at 1080p and up to 30 frames per second and an on board quick video editor which allows you to trim videos to the size that you want them for to either download them off the computer or upload them straight to your favorite social networking site.
HTC is now offering HTC Watch which is a full video content provider with your choice of renting or purchasing videos directly with your phone. If you decide to purchase the video content you can share it with up to 5 HTC devices, very similar to Samsung Media Hub.
The HTC Sensation 4G will be available from T-Mobile this summer and is equipped for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, “America’s Largest 4G Network”. The only downside to the device is the 768mb of RAM which in the long run may not be enough to handle caching both of the cores in the 1.2 dual core processor and in effect slowing the phone down. Time will tell though, and right no the HTC Sensation is well, Sensational.