HTC in August made a pretty big investment in August to Beats Audio and had Dr. Dre on hand to bring the cool factor for the 300 million dollar check HTC wrote. So what does the 300 dollars get spent on first? How about a T-Mobile Sensation XE with Beats Audio 1.5GHz dual core processor beast!  The Sensation will not only have a ton of horsepower under the hood but you also won’t have to worry about breaking the glass screen with all that beats Audio thumpin’ that will be going on thanks to Owen Corning’s Gorilla Glass that will be used. Gingerbread will be installed as Ice Cream Sandwich remains a months out of reach to OEMS and only Sense 3.0. We were hoping for Sense 3.5 but will have to settle for 3.0.

The Sensation XE will be a tad on the beefy side with specs measuring 126.1mm x 65.4mm x 11.3mm (4.96" x 2.57" x 0.44"). The Sensation tale of the tape concludes with a 151 grams (5.33 ounces) with battery overall weight. The screen will be 4.3 inches of qHD goodness (540×960) resolution. Look for the Sensation XE with Beats Audio to start hitting the shelves at the end of September.

Sound good to you? (no pun intended of course!)



New 1.5 GHz dual core processor and longer battery life extend the HTC Sensation XE’s sophistication and overall experience.

TAOYUAN, TAIWAN – September 14, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled the new HTC Sensation XE – the first in a new line of HTC smartphones to feature Beats Audio technology to deliver studio quality audio. Taking HTC’s flagship handset to a new level of high fidelity audio, the HTC Sensation XE offers consumers the ultimate multimedia experience, setting a new standard for audio quality in the mobile market. In addition, the HTC Sensation XE boosts performance and battery life even further with the addition of a blazing fast 1.5GHz dual core processor and an extended battery that enables you to listen, watch, speak and browse for even longer.

"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 ultimate audio experience

The HTC Sensation XE is the first handset to offer a Beats Audio experience – a combination of software & hardware that allows you to hear music the way the artist intended. When used with the exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones, the handset automatically switches to the bespoke Beats by Dr. Dre sound profile, delivering audio tracks tuned specifically for the headphones.

Whether you are using any of the many music services available in the Android market you will notice fuller bass and crisper vocals and a new level of clarity and range offering audio the way the artist intended it to be heard.

Beats Headphones

The HTC Sensation XE also ships with a microSD card (8GB/16GB) allowing you to carry thousands of songs. The exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones feature a remote control, allowing you to pause, play or skip through tracks and answer/end calls while the phone is in your pocket.


HTC Sensation XE will be available across EMEA and Asia Pacific from late September




  1. How good could the sound be on a small device like this? Sounds like a marketing gimmick to me.

  2. I’ve never used a Beats audio product before so I too am curious of the quality. I will say that my Surround has noticeably fuller sound when the speakers are used.

    It just seems like HTC is flooding the market with similar devices just with an emphasis on something different (Screen size, RAM, Audio). I guess they are doing pretty well for themselves with no slowdown evident so this is what the market wants.

  3. according to kmobs and paul’obrien (big android sensation guys) HTC made the sound profile sound like crap on the previous sensation rom to make the beats rom stan out even more. Pretty shitty move, htc.

  4. I own the htc sensation xe and i must admit, they have done a great job on the sound quality with the beats app in combination with the beats earpluggs.
    For me there is no doubt that the sensation xe is the number 1 available phone in the netherlands.
    I said available because the htc rezound is even better with it’s hd display.

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