HTC Sensation XE Announced: With Beats Audio

Update: Clove have this phone listed at a price of £492, to be released Friday October 7th

HTC have officially announced the HTC Sensation XE. This is the first HTC phone to feature Beats Audio, and is the successor to the HTC Sensation phone. The XE comes with a faster CPU (1.5Ghz) than the original, and a larger battery.

Calling this the successor to a phone that has only just come out does seem a bit strange to me... No doubt some of the people who have recently purchased the original Sensation might feel a little peeved at this news. But I do expect that this will be more expensive than the Sensation, and I don't think the Sensation will have any sort of significant price drop for a while.

The phone will be available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific from the end of September for  €589 (equates to £510, but expect the UK price to be significantly higher than this). No news regarding North America as of yet.

I'm keen to hear your guys thoughts on this phone, having come so soon after the original HTC Sensation.

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - September 14, 2011  - HTC Corporation, a global manufacturer of mobile devices, today unveils the new HTC Sensation XE - the first of a new range of HTC smartphones equipped with the technology Beats Audio, to ensure the same quality of audio with a recording studio. HTC bringing the device leading to a new level of high-fidelity audio, HTC Sensation XE offers consumers a rich multimedia experience extreme, setting a new standard in audio quality in the mobile market. The performance and battery life of HTC Sensation XE increases due to the fast 1.5 GHz dual core processor and a more powerful battery that allows you to listen, watch, talk and surf a lot longer."The sound is a fundamental part of the mobile experience for each consumer, we are committed not only to provide better quality sound but we are pushing the boundaries beyond music to embrace, even movies and games," said Jason Mackenzie, president of Global Sales and Marketing, HTC Corporation. "Sensation HTC XE offers a truly incredible, which demonstrates our commitment to putting consumers at the heart of the mobile world." The audio experience extreme HTC Sensation XE is the first device to offer the experience Beats Audio - a combination of software and hardware that allows you to listen to music in the way the artist created it.When using the exclusive in-ear headphones Beats by Dr Dre, the device automatically switches to the audio profile Beats by Dr Dre, that plays audio tracks adjusted specifically for headsets. Any music service available on Android Market you are using, you'll notice the bass fuller, a more assertive voice, a greater level of clarity and a wider range of sounds, ensuring a perfect audio fidelity to the desired listening mode from ' artist. The Beats headphones HTC Sensation XE is also equipped with a microSD card (from 8GB/16GB), which can carry thousands of songs. The unique in-ear headphones Beats by Dr. Dre are also equipped with a remote control, which allows you to: navigate songs, pause, play, answer or end calls even when your smartphone is in your pocket. Availability HTC Sensation XE will be available in EMEA and Asia Pacific from the end of September.