The HTC Sensation is now officially in the Philippines with Smart offering the handset for free at Plan 3000 or you can get it from official retailers at a suggested retail price of Php31,990 while the Wildfire S goes for Php15,500.
That’s Php1k lower than our previous report of a Php33k SRP three days ago (probably a reaction to people’s feedback about the price; even the dealers did not know their own price as well until tonight).
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)
The launch party at the Republiq is more like a fashion show (video coming up!) with a number of showbiz personalities ogling over their new HTC handsets (obviously given for free). It was less of a media launch so we didn’t get to have a Q&A (there is one slated for tomorrow early morning so I don’t think I can cover it).
This was also our first time to get a hold of a unit and so far we found the HTC Sense 3.0 UI much more smoother, the display way better than the Desire HD, and very responsive over-all. More on this once we get the review unit. The form factor (including the thickness) is still similar to the Desire HD and closer to the HD7 in terms of body design.