HTC announces the latest member of its Android smartphone lineup called Sensation XL. he droid is the second HTC device to feature the Beats audio enhancements and a special pair of Beats headphones in its retail package.
On the inside, the Gingerbread-running HTC Sensation XL is quite similar to the Windows Phone-powered HTC Titan - Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, featuring a 1.5 GHz Scorpion CPU (single-core) and the Adreno 205 GPU. The RAM amount has been increased from 512 MB to 768 MB, though.
Outside you get a 4.7" S-LCD of WVGA resolution, which makes up for pixel density of 199 ppi. There's a Gorilla Glass panel in front of that to protect it from scratches. The profile of the metal-clad smartphone measures just 9.9mm.
The HTC Sensation XL 8 megapixel main camera is particularly interesting as it features a 28mm wide-angle lens and bright F/2.2 lens, which should improve its low-light performance dramatically. The 720p video-recording isn't quite so impressive, though.
The HTC Sensation XL offers 16GB of internal storage, but sadly that's not expandable through a microSD card slot.
Local connectivity is nicely covered with microUSB, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth all on board. Network data speeds max out at 14.4 Mbps for downloads and 5.76 Mbps for uploads.
The final noteworthy features of the HTC Sensation XL are a 3.5mm audio jack, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a built-in gyroscope.