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By 15 September 2011 | Categories: news

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Taiwanese smartphone and tablet maker HTC has unveiled its HTC Sensation XE, the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology. According to the company, this will enable these smartphones to deliver studio quality audio.

Besides offering an audio quality enhancement, the HTC Sensation XE offers will also sport improved performance thanks to its speedier 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, which is quicker than the standard Sensation’s 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8260 processor. The company said that battery life has also been enhanced, enabling users to listen to music, watch movies and browse the web for longer periods.

The ultimate audio experience

The HTC Sensation XE (measures 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm, weighs 151 g) is the first handset to offer a Beats Audio experience, a combination of software and hardware that allows users to “hear music the way the artist intended.” According to HTC, users will notice fuller bass, crisper vocals as well as a new level of audio clarity.

Coupled with the Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones, this smartphone automatically switches to the Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile, to deliver audio tracks tuned specifically for the headphones.
 

Moving to the sound of the Beats headphones

HTC’s Sensation XE will ship with a microSD card (8 GB or 16 GB), allowing users to build up a catalogue of stored music. It will also boast the exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones that feature a remote control, enabling them to pause, play or skip through tracks, as well as to answer or end calls, whilst their smartphone is in their pocket.
 

Availability

Although no local release info is available yet, the company did state that the HTC Sensation XE will be available across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as well as Asia Pacific, as of late September.

"Audio is a crucial part of any consumer's mobile experience and we are continually pushing the audio boundaries to encompass not only improved voice but music, movies and games," said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing, HTC Corporation.

"The HTC Sensation XE offers a truly incredible experience that demonstrates our commitment to place consumers at the center of their mobile worlds."
 
In related news TechSmart recently spent some time with the HTC Wildfire S, which brings excellent build quality and its sensible Android skin to the budget-level smartphone crowd.

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