We told ya’ HTC’s first Beats Android smartphone is in works and voila… it’s here now. It’s called HTC Sensation XE and it’s an upgraded version of the original Sensation. The screen size remains the same (4.3-inches) and the phone looks a bit different, especially on the back. However, the real change is under the hood — instead of rocking a 1.2GHz processor, the Sensation XE comes with a faster one, clocking at 1.5GHz. Moreover, it comes with 16GB of built-in storage (up from 4GB the original Sensation has) as well as a bigger battery (1,730 mAh) and (obviously) better speaker(s). Unfortunately there’s still 768MB of RAM which we think is enough for today’s needs but may not be for the future ones — after all, there’s gotta be a reason why Samsung Galaxy S II comes with 1GB of RAM (i.e. upcoming upgrade to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich).
Still, the Sensation XE is a rock-solid device and arguably the best smartphone HTC has made thus far… As for the release date, it will debut in EMEA and Asia Pacific from late September, costing 589 EUR.