HTC Sensation XE with BEATS Audio

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    Well, that didn't take very long. One month after acquiring a majority stake in Beats Electronics, HTC revealed today its first smartphone to integrate Beats audio technology, the HTC Sensation XE.

    The Sensation XE is a souped up version of the HTC Sensation 4G that utilizes Beats Audio to enhance to the sound experience of the handset and also comes with a pair of custom Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Once plugged in, the phone automatically detects the headset and switches to a custom Beats sound profile that should deliver fuller bass, crisper vocals, and a new level of clarity and range, according to HTC.

    The headphones also feature a remote control so you can play, pause, and advance through tracks, as well as answer and end calls. Unfortunately, the handset only offers about 1GB of user-accessible storage, but it ships with either an 8GB or 16GB microSD card. The expansion slot can also accept up to 32GB.

    It doesn't end with the audio enhancements either. The Sensation XE also features a faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor (the Sensation has a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset), a larger 1,730mAh battery, and some red design accents to complement the Beats logo and headphones, of course. The rest of specs list looks pretty similar to the Sensation 4G, with its 4.3-inch qHD touch screen, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, and front-facing VGA camera.

    The HTC Sensation XE will be available in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa in late September. However, pricing and North American availability were not announced at this time.

    SOURCE: HTC Sensation XE gets official, packing 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and Beats Audio -- Engadget
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    That is one sharp looking phone!
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    It sure is. And im not even a big fan of HTC lol.

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    I wonder if we'll see this in the states...
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    Most likely eventually, when, that's anyones guess..
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    And how insane the Beats tax will be...
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    That's what I was going to say.

    I wonder if this is pretty much what we are getting as the Vigor or Thunderbolt 2 (depending on the latest rumor)
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    We are at the point where every new phone comes out with a strong enough processor and enough ram to run anything... not the selling point would be what else can be shuved in it to make you buy it... i think an android phone with spinners is just around the corner.. :D
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    I'm there! Count me in for that one.
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    I think we are also going to start seeing phones with projectors in 2012. Many prototypes are in development, and some ad-on ones are already available. I really think the term 'phone' itself is outdated, something more along the lines of the generic 'multi-media device' I think is more suitable. It's coming to a point, where the phone itself is just a feature in the device itself.
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    That thing is bad @$$ looking. Love the red capacitive buttons.
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    I didn't even notice those... That does give it a nice touch. But that also got me thinking: How many more phones do you think we will see released with capacitive buttons with ICS somewhere around 2 months out? Will they still push out non-ICS phones after that point?
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    Of course they will. Some phones are barely got froyo and some were still being released when gingerbread came out.

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    Then Apple sues.


    Eminem will be the phone's ring tone. "Bastard, you've got a call"
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    I think this will be a slow process. Over the course of the next year I would expect them to slowly phase this out. I would expect new high end phones to ditch capacitive buttons immediately following the Prime.
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    Pretty nice. I've always had issues with the poor audio quality when I plug my phone into my car stereo. So many pops and noises that I don't get from any other device. Maybe its just my phone, but still.
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    ^ Don't worry, Dr. Dre will fix this for you!
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    You need a Parrot MKi9200 http://www.parrot.com/usa/products/bluetooth-hands-free-car-kits/parrot-mki9200
    I
    got tired of all that noise from the headphone jack and this did the trick nicely.
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    I don't even want to imagine what this thing will cost with the head phones. The last set of phones they announced were expected to retail at 610euros.
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    I would buy this phone....I love my Beats Studios. They are great headphones regardless of what all the haters say.

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