When we got our hands on the HTC Sensation a few months back we were very impressed, now HTC has announced the new HTC Sensation XE – which is not only faster than its predecessor, but it also comes with Beats Audio
Back in August we told you how HTC purchased a majority stake in Beats Audio, the headphone and audio equipment brand which Dr. Dre created in 2008, at the time we thought that HTC would bring better quality internal speakers to its devices – however the new HTC Sensation XE comes with custom made Beats headsets
The image below gives us a glimpse of the custom headset which you get with the Sensation XE, the official description says that these headsets feature an aluminium unibody and some red coloring – we are told that software has been tuned to deliver the “ultimate mobile audio experience”. The image below also shows that there are some controls on the headset’s cable – it looks like the headset will also act as a hands free kit.
Obviously this new Sensation spin-off will boast better multimedia capabilities as it features Beats Audio – but we can also confirm that it has a faster processor and higher capacity battery than the original. The HTC Sensation features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 1520 mAh battery, whilst the Sensation XE features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 1730 mAh battery.
You can find out more information about the HTC Sensation XE here, we wouldn’t be surprised if HTC released more “XE” versions of smartphones in the future, those who don’t care about top-end performance and high-quality audio can stick with the standard release, whilst people who want a great audio experience and super-fast performance can opt for the XE release. Do you think this would be a good idea for HTC?