According to a source close to HTC Philippines, the HTC Sensation (the Taiwanese company’s own dual-core flagship smartphone) is scheduled to be released in the Philippines this June.
The problem though is that, by that time, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the LG Optimus 2X will have a head start at attracting most of the early adopters who are willing to shell out enough dough for their premium price.
HTC Sensation specs:
4.3 inches @ 540 x 960 pixels
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 220 GPU
Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon
Gorilla glass display
HTC Sense v3.0 UI
1 GB storage, 768 MB RAM
up to 32GB via microSD, 8GB included
HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
8MP autofocus camera, dual-LED flash
1080p @ 30fps video, stereo sound recording
GPS with A-GPS support
Li-Ion 1520 mAh
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
HTC Philippines will have a hard time pitching this device above Php30k (actually their usual price for a flagship phone is about Php35k — like the Desire and the Desire HD). The obvious culprit is the Optimus 2x with its Php28k price point.
So in order to compete with the two other smartphones, HTC will have to sacrifice and pull a magical Php29,990 price tag or lower on this one. The date and price is not yet final though so we’ll update you once we get more solid information.