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HTC Sensation XE  (Source: AndroidCentral)
Thee is no mention of the Sensation XE coming to the US

HTC has announced a new smartphone this week called the Sensation XE, and it represents a healthy upgrade from the original Sensation.

The Sensation has a 1.2GHz processor under the hood while the new 
Sensation XE upgrades that with a 1.5GHz offering and runs Android 2.3. The big new feature is the Beats Audio that is integrated into the smartphone. The Beats Audio hardware and software inside the phone is paired with special Beats earphones. When the Beats earphones are plugged in the hardware and software for better sound is automatically activated.

"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."

The special headphones also have an inline remote for controlling tracks and volume and a mic for phone calls.

Other than the 1.5GHz processor and Beats Audio tech, the new HTC Sensation XE also gets a higher capacity battery as well. The smartphone will ship with either an 8GB or 16GB microSD card.

The phone will land in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia this September. There is no word on when/if the Sensation XE will come to America. 

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By Ytsejamer1 on 9/14/2011 3:44:37 PM , Rating: 6
When the Beats earphones are plugged in the hardware and software for better sound is automatically activated.

IE...we turn up the bass, treble, and whatever other "loudness" option we have.

RE: ie...
By aebiv on 9/14/2011 4:17:18 PM , Rating: 3
Yep, according to XDA who has pulled apart the ROM, it is simply a Dolby like "option" that is turned on. Same hardware as the normal Sensation.

Anything to sell over-rated headphones I guess?

RE: ie...
By sprockkets on 9/14/2011 5:16:03 PM , Rating: 2
Well if they fixed the speakerphone loudness I'd be happy, though I hope it's a software solution that can be used for the original sensation.

RE: ie...
By aebiv on 9/14/2011 5:52:26 PM , Rating: 2
I doubt we will get much more out of the speakerphone on the Sensation. Maybe a bit of boost with the proper lib files, but the speaker itself in size is quite disappointing.

We will get a kernel for native running at 1.5ghz though, which will be quite nice for the SoC that can handle it.

RE: ie...
By Omega215D on 9/15/2011 11:34:36 AM , Rating: 2
I do like the color scheme though. At least the ear buds are somewhat of a step up from the usual included junk but not all that much better.

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