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if you are an audiophile who demand the very best audio even from your smartphone, then you are in luck. HTC has unveiled the HTC Sensation XE integrated with Beats Audio technology. though some may argued that Beats might not fit into audiophile class but we shall put that argument aside. so what’s so special about the XE version of the Sensation? basically, Beats has a hand in enhancing the audio experience of this Android handset and it comes with specially custom aluminum unibody construction Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones. apart from that, you will be getting a black handset accented with red and of course, the Beats’ logo to proclaim that this handset is NOT just any Sensation. sounds kind of weird for me to put it that way. doesn’t it?
any how, when user plugged in the headphones, the handset automatically detects it and switches to a custom Beats sound profile which suppose to offer “a fuller bass, crisper vocals, and a new level of clarity and range.” on the hardware department, differentiating the XE from the standard Sensation is a faster 1.5-GHz dual-core processor (versus Sensation’s 1.2-GHz dual-core) and a higher capacity battery of 1,730-mAh (versus Sensation’s 1,520mAh) but beyond those specs, the XE sports the same 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display, 1-GB of storage (expandable via microSD card), a 8-megapixels rear-facing camera that’s capable of full HD 1080p video recording, and a VGA front-facing camera.
the HTC Sensation XE is slated to be available end of this month in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. though no word on its pricing was indicated.