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HTC Runnymede officially called Sensation XL, coming in November

HTC Runnymede officially called Sensation XL, coming in November

Another party, another phone unveiled.  The new HTC Sensation XL made its official debut at HTC’s London event today.  Those of you who have been following the news should already know that the HTC Sensation XL was previously known as the HTC Runnymede as will ship with Beats Solo or urBeats headphones depending on which model you opt for.

The specs sheet on the HTC Sensation XL features a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, 4.7-inch WVGA display, 768 MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage 8 megapixel camera in the back, 1.3 megapixel shooter in front and a 1600 mAh battery.

The HTC Sensation XL may not feature as much raw processing power as the HTC Sensation, but the single-core processor and 4.7-inch display are a fair tradeoff for anyone who is more dedicated to their media than they are mobile gaming.  For now, the HTC Sensation XL is not expected to be released in the U.S. market, but our European readers will be able to grab the device once it goes on sale in November. We expect service providers like Vodafone, 3, and T-Mobile to offer the HTC Sensation XL for free with a new two year contract.

HTC Sensation XL Specs

  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor
  • Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • Total internal phone storage: 16 GB (12.64GB available)
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Dimensions: 132.5 x 70.7 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 162.5 grams
  • 4.7-inch touch LCD screen with WVGA (480 x 800) display (Gorilla Glass)
  • Network
  • HSPA/WCDMA (850/900/2100 MHz)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps
  • GPS
  • Sensors
  • Battery
    • Gyro sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital compass
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light sensor
  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 with support for the  following profiles: FTP/OPP for file transfer, HSP/A2DP for wireless stereo headsets, HFP 1.5, AVRCP and PBAP
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to your TV or computer.
    • 8 megapixel colour camera with BSI sensor, auto focus, f/2.2, 28mm lens and dual LED flash
    • 720p HD video recording with stereo audio
    • 1.3 MP fixed focus front camera
    • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
    • Capacity: 1600 mAh
    • Talk time: 140-410 minutes for WCDMA and 250-710 minutes for GSM
    • Standby time: 230-460 hours for WCDMA and 230-360 hours for GSM
[toggle_box title=”HTC Sensation XL Press Release” width=”Width of toggle box”]HTC UNLEASHES THE HTC SENSATION™ XL WITH BEATS AUDIO™

Beats integration, combined with amazing 4.7-inch display, introduces powerful entertainment experience

LONDON – October 6, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, today unveiled the HTC Sensation™ XL with Beats Audio™ integration.  This latest innovation is the result of the new partnership between HTC and Beats announced in August and takes mobile entertainment to a new level with an amazing 4.7-inch screen and a specifically optimized audio experience.  The HTC Sensation XL joins the HTC Sensation XE to provide customers with a strong line-up of HTC smartphones integrated with Beats Audio.

“With Beats Audio, the HTC Sensation XL continues HTC’s commitment of delivering the best audio possible on your phone whether you’re listening to music, watching a movie or playing a game,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation. “This is an amazing example of why our partnership with Beats makes so much sense for customers today and into the future.”

“HTC is an incredible partner and has completely embraced our desire to make the music experience on the mobile phone as powerful and as rich as it can be,” said Jimmy Iovine, Chairman of Beats by Dr. Dre.

Design, Performance and Stunning Audio
With the 4.7” screen, slim 9.9mm design and Beats Audio integration, the HTC Sensation XL was specifically created to deliver the best entertainment experience with stunning audio and visuals for music, movies and games. The HTC Sensation XL features unique audio tuning by Beats that ensures customers will hear their music as the artist intended.

Unique to HTC phones, the HTC Sensation XL includes new lightweight urBeats™ headphones, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats’ audio profile on the device. The built-in microphone makes hands-free calling easy and the on-cable remote control allows customers to pause, advance or rewind, and to answer a call mid-track.

Customers can also send music recommendations and track information to friends over SMS, email or through their Facebook profile. To allocate the perfect audio alert to an incoming call or message from friends and family, use the ringtone trimmer to edit a music track and add it to a friend’s contact profile.

HTC Watch
HTC Sensation XL integrates HTC Watch, an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. HTC Watch offers the choice of renting or buying videos, and, if purchased, lets customers watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Capture the moment
The HTC Sensation XL boasts an 8MP camera, featuring a f/2.2, 28mm wide-angle lens with BSI sensor to fit more of the scene into every shot and for better low-light performance. In video mode, the HTC Sensation XL enables customers to record a perfect moment with stunning clarity and incredible stereo sound – perfect for sharing on YouTube, Facebook or a TV.

HTC Sensation XL will be available across EMEA and Asia Pacific from early November.  In EMEA, HTC will also be offering a limited edition bundle that includes special edition Beats Solo headphones.

About Beats Electronics LLC
Established in 2006, Beats Electronics is the brainchild of legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records Jimmy Iovine, who set out to develop a new type of headphone with the capability to reproduce the full spectrum of sound that musical artists and producers hear in professional recording studios. For more information, please visit

About HTC
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit[/toggle_box]

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  1. bj

    Does someone out there know why the phone is not expected to be released in the U.S? This isn’t the first time this has happened with new phones.

  2. Nick

    @bj There are a lot of HTC phones which don’t make it to the U.S. shores simply because carriers do not do not pick them up. HTC would certainly like to sell as many phones models in the U.S. as possible, but it’s always up to the carriers.

  3. Cami

    I have the etc sensation and my only problem with it is the low volume. I love it other than that. There is no way to order it from out their? I want it!!

  4. Hey, Will this be available in asian countries like the philippines? thanks!

  5. how do i get this rom on my HTC Want????