Hot on the heels of T-Mobile’s recently announced G2x superphone, the carrier has landed another dual-core CPU powerhouse with HTC’s Sensation 4G, which was just made official today.
The G2x and Sensation 4G represent a wave of powerful new handsets that will make their way to T-Mobile this year. Even though AT&T will likely finalize its acquisition of the carrier next year, that’s not stopping T-Mobile from tempting away subscribers with powerful new hardware.
Spec-wise, the Sensation 4G shares quite a bit with HTC’s Evo 3D — meaning it’s a beast. It sports a 4.3-inch Super LCD screen (which offers higher quality than typical LCD phone screens), 1.2 gigahertz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and HTC Sense 3.0. It will also run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Sensation offers a better camera than the Evo 3D — 8 megapixels versus the Evo’s 5 megapixel pair of cameras — and it can shoot 1080p high-definition video at 30 frames per second.
The Sensation 4G will support T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network with download speeds of up to 14.4 megabits per second, and upload speeds of 5.76 Mbps. That’s honestly the only disappointing thing about the Sensation, since T-Mobile has already rolled out 21 Mbps 4G service in several cities and has also started delivering whopping fast 42 Mbps service in a select few markets.
The new version of HTC Sense will bring a slew of new features, including 3D screen transitions, highly customizable lock screens, and access to HTC Watch, the company’s movie download service.
The Sensation 4G is expected to hit T-Mobile this summer in the US and will launch in mid-May across Europe.
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