The first HTC smartphone and Beats Audio is not the Runnymede (seen yesterday in a filtered image), but if the Sensation XE, which has just been officially announced by the Taiwanese company.
The HTC Sensation XE is obviously enhanced version of the Sensation. It offers a 1.5 GHz processor, long battery life and excellent sound quality provided by Beats Audio (famous for receiving the patronage of music producer Dr. Dre).
Other than that (and some nice red accents), this is the same Sensation that has been available since May, that has Android Gingerbread OS, Sense user interface, 4.3-inch QHD screen, 8 megapixel camera with recording 1080p, 1 GB internal memory and a micro-SD card (8GB or 16 GB) pre-installed.
According to HTC, the Sensation XE will be available in late September in EMEA and Asia Pacific. The company did not announce the price of the new phone, but should be slightly higher than the current price of Sensation.
At the moment it’s still unknown, whether the Sensation XE will be released in the U.S. and Canada or not.