HTC had a regional event this afternoon to launch their HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio, HTC Rhyme and HTC Radar, which was showcased at last week's Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) event. On top of that, the company also showcased the HTC Explorer, though the phone would only be available in selected countries in Asia.
HTC Sensation XE
HTC acquired a majority stake in Beats Audio by Dr. Dre, and today, the company unveiled their new smartphone with the Beats Audio technology that claims to deliver studio quality sound. The HTC Sensation XE is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 4GB internal memory and 1730mAh lithium-ion battery, and 4.3-inch touch screen with 540 x 960 qHD resolution. You can also plug in your custom made Beats headset to enjoy superb audio experience.
At the rear is an 8-megapixel colour camera with auto focus and dual LED flash. It can also capture video in full high definition 1080p. The HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of S$868 by end Q4 2011.
The HTC Rhyme has an elegant exterior design, claims to offer a refreshed HTC Sense experience and comes with a range of integrated accessories such as the docking station, light?emitting cube, sports arm band, headphones, headset and car speaker. When docked, the docking station recharges the phone battery while turning the phone into an alarm clock and music center.
The HTC Rhyme docks seamlessly via the three round connectors below the 5-megapixel rear camera. The phone features a 3.7-inch WVGA super LCD display, 1GHz processor, and weighs just 130g. The HTC Rhyme will come bundled with the docking station, tangle-free headphones and HTC Rhyme Charm, and will be available at all mobile operators and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of S$699 by end Q4 2011 in clearwater colour.
The HTC Explorer has a slower 600MHz processor compared to the HTC Rhyme and HTC Sensation XE, though it didn't really feel too slow when we browsed the home pages and navigate the menu. It is also smaller, with a 3.2-inch touchscreen (320×480 HVGA), and comes with Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and internal GPS antenna.
At the rear is the 3-megapixel camera with fixed focusing. There isn't LED flash which means you would probably not want to take pictures in dim-lit environment. The HTC Explorer is available in selected countries in Asia, and apparently, not available in Singapore though.