HTC Pyramid official, on T-mobile and named Sensation 4G

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Terminator02, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Terminator02
    OP

    Member Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,517
    Location:
    Somewhere near monkat
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    We've known about the so-called HTC Pyramid for months, long before the Vodafone leak this morning. Now the long-rumored Android phone is official and coming to T-Mobile under the moniker HTC Sensation 4G. As expected, it matches many of the EVO 3D's specs, including a 4.3-inch (540 x 960) Super LCD screen, dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, and Android Gingerbread (2.3) with Sense 3.0. But it one ups the 3D handset by bumping the rear lens' resolution to 8 megapixels, throwing in a second LED flash, and speeding up the video frame rate to 30fps at max 1080p resolution. Speed-wise, this HSPA+ device promises download rates as fast as 14.4 Mbps. As for Sense, the Sensation also ushers in various tweaks to the company's UI, including customizable lock screens, 3D transitions, an improved weather app, and HTC Watch, the service introduced with the company's Flyer tablet that lets you download DVD-quality movies.

    Before hitting the states this summer, the Sensation will launch in the UK, Germany, and the rest of HTC's "key" European markets in mid-May, with Vodafone scoring a Europe-wide exclusive for "a couple of weeks." We can't wait to put the Sensation through its paces in a full review, but happily we already scored some hands-on time with a near-final unit. Continue below the break for some early thoughts, full specs, and close-up shots of this superphone in action.

    Here's the Hands on

    [​IMG] Source (Engadget)[/p]

    Effort given: 15%
     
  2. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So UK launch aswell?
    We dont even have decent 3G network [​IMG].
    (we do.. but very area dependant.)
     
  3. Terminator02
    OP

    Member Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,517
    Location:
    Somewhere near monkat
    Country:
    United States
    it's not really 4g, america is just retarded for letting them advertise these 3.5g devices as 4g (and the networks too)
     
  4. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well either way, other then the Scandinavians our 3G network is shitty. No 4G here yet lol.

    1.2GHz processor will probably run Gingerbread pretty smooth and no slowdowns.
     
  5. CarbonX13

    Member CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,399
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Country:
    Taiwan
    Either or, the Sensation looks to be a nice phone anyways.

    Glad to see HTC finally move onto dual-core processors and running 2.3 Gingerbread. Sure hope it gets released on Rogers in Canada, though I'm doubtful with the terrible selection Rogers Wireless has for smartphones. Bring on the HTC phones Rogers!!
     
  6. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    6,181
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    United States
    Edit: I'm a retard...

    Cool beans, I'm sure there will be better phones by the time my 2 year contract has expired though.
     
  7. Terminator02
    OP

    Member Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,517
    Location:
    Somewhere near monkat
    Country:
    United States
    it's actually a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, the latest snapdragon (the other main competitor being 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 processors)
     
  8. Porygon-X

    Member Porygon-X GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Messages:
    472
    Location:
    Canada. Shieeet
    Country:
    China
    OMG what a slick phone. Makes me wish I didn't get my HTC Desire Z. Oh wells.
     
  9. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yeah, missed out the dual core part o.o.
    Thats great for Android users [​IMG]. I have a LONG way on my contract sadly.. lol.
     
  10. Sop

    Banned Sop groovy dude lmao

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,244
    Location:
    qld
    Country:
    Australia
    Do want!
     
  11. DeadLocked

    Member DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,368
    Location:
    Britland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    This is what bugs me about HTC. Everyone moans and bitches at apple for bringing out a new iphone every year when HTC are literally making a new one every month.
    The phone isn't even revolutionary even in HTC terms.
    I think my next phone will be an iphone, they are expensive and all but in terms of quality you can't fault them and my HTC hero is a piss-taker.
     
  12. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes, exactly my thoughts.
    A new model every year is pretty acceptable, but the thing is, if you are on contract you are screwed for at least another year.. depending on when you got your contract.
    HTC gives me somewhat plastic feeling lol.
    The iPhones feels pretty solid, however cracks when falling down from knee height...
     
  13. nutella

    Member nutella Low Glycemic Index

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,097
    Location:
    Your nearest supermarket
    Country:
    Australia
    Yes, most of their phones are the same, but they're made for different carriers.
     
  14. ShawnTRods

    Member ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,287
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    In the UK, we can buy Sim Free ones, or get on contract on almost every carrier.
    (exception of 1-2 HTC phones maybe)
     
  15. nutella

    Member nutella Low Glycemic Index

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,097
    Location:
    Your nearest supermarket
    Country:
    Australia
    Yeah, it's more of an American thing.
     
  16. Terminator02
    OP

    Member Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,517
    Location:
    Somewhere near monkat
    Country:
    United States
    you can't honestly say that HTC's build quality is bad, they are the best in the business and easily at Apple's level (+ not being made out of flat glass)
     

Share This Page