We’re fresh from HTC’s launch event from the internet-less club Republiq yesterday where two of HTC’s latest Beats-toting superphones, the Sensation XE and XL were launched and priced locally, here in the Philippines.
We’re no stranger to the Sensation XE, and if you’re a regular reader of the site, you’ll remember that we managed to get some hands-on time with it earlier this week. Aside from the red LED highlights and Beats branding, the XE looks and feels exactly like the original Sensation. Internally, it’s been given a slight speed bump, going from 1.3 GHz to 1.5 GHz and now carries a slightly bigger 1730 mAh battery to help with the battery life. It will also carry Beats audio optimization as well as a Beats branded headphone. The Sensation XE will retail for Php 31,500 and it’ll be carried by Smart and will be made available to its subscribers at Plan 2000.
What we’re really interested in was the Sensation XL. This 4.7-inch stunner dwarfs most other smartphones currently in the market and is only eclipsed in size by the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy Note. Unfortunately the Sensation XL only uses a single core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor (Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset) as opposed to the XE’s 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon). The XL will have the same Beats enhancements as it’s little brother, as well as a bigger headphone to compliment it as an option. The Sensation XL will retail for Php 32,500.
That’s it for now. We’ll be getting our review units in shortly, so stay tuned for the review of these two babies. We’ll leave you with more product shots for now.
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