Sydney, Australia, 12 July 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled the HTC Sensation which will be available exclusively on the Telstra Mobile Network powered by Next G® from 12 July. Crafted with premium design elements, the Android™ powered HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people in the centre by making the smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.
“The HTC Sensation is the ultimate multimedia smartphone,” said Ben Hodgson, Country Manager, HTC Australia and New Zealand. “With its premium industrial design, look and feel, an immersive, richer movie watching and music listening experience by virtue of its true widescreen and virtual surround sound capabilities, the HTC Sensation is simply a feast for the senses.”
“HTC Sensation is the epic Android-powered mobile Aussie smartphone fans have been waiting for,” said Andrew Volard, Director Telstra Mobile Product. “Harnessing a powerful dual-core processer, the HTC Sensation allows customers to enjoy graphic-intensive games, HD video, fast mobile web browsing and multitasking. The combination of the very latest Android 2.3 operating software and HTC Sense means customers can totally customise this phone with thousands of apps, widgets and games. This allows them quick access to the information and entertainment that matters to them most.
The HTC Sensation will also be the first Telstra smartphone to launch with TelstraOne – a new Android app that brings unmetered news, sports and weather feeds direct to your Android homescreen via customisable widgets.”
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger glides across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution true 16:9 widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which enables a superior multimedia experience and all-round fast performance.
Complementing the HTC Sensation’s premium design and multimedia capabilities is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. HTC Sense introduces a customisable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply turning on the display. In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customisable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an email, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone.
Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and, by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special, HTC introduces a more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.
HTC Sense enhances many other commonly used features, such as the camera. The HTC Sensation’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, lets people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second, giving you smooth video that is better than many other phones. With the new Video Trimmer tool, people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family. HTC Sense just makes the device more user-friendly.
The TelstraOne app for Android launches on HTC Sensation and brings news, sports and weather feeds direct to a customer’s home screen. Customers can set up general news or sports widgets. Or, if they’re interested in specific news categories, such as Entertainment, or a particular sport such as NRL, they can set up mini widgets dedicated to this content. TelstraOne also includes two handy weather widgets and, for the first time, a My Account widget that makes it easy to see at a glance how much included data a customer has remaining. Best of all, TelstraOne content is unmetered on the Telstra Next G® network.
HD Voice enabled
The HTC Sensation is one of a growing number of Telstra smartphones enabled to support HD Voice. Telstra customers with an HD-compatible handset can make and receive HD Voice calls automatically at no extra cost where the receiver also uses a HD Voice compatible handset on the Next G® network – Australia’s only mobile HD Voice network. The service delivers crisper, clearer sound and uses noise suppression technology to make it easier to chat with mates – even when they’re in crowded or noisy environments.
HTC Sensation Key Features:
Android™ (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense™
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
8 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash
1080p HD video recording
Adobe Flash 10.2 for an amazing mobile web browsing experience
Supports HD Voice calling on the Telstra Next G® network
Internal phone storage: 1 GB
148 grams (5.22 ounces) with battery
4.3-inch touch qHD screen with 540 x 960 resolution
HTC Sensation will be launching in Australia from 12 July 2011, exclusively on the Telstra Mobile Network powered by Next G®.
Consumer customers can purchase HTC Sensation on Telstra Freedom® Connect Plans including for $0 upfront on a $79 Freedom® Connect Plan (min cost is $1,896 over 24 months). This plan includes $800 worth of eligible calls, unlimited standard national text, unlimited MessageBank® use and 2GB of data to use in Australia each month.
Telstra Business customers can purchase the HTC Sensation on $59 Business Mobile Maximiser Plan with an additional handset payment of$13 per month (min cost is $1,728 over 24 months). This plan includes $550 worth of eligible calls, unlimited standard national text and 1.5GB of data to use in Australia each month.
It is also available to purchase for RRP $792 outright.