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HTC Sensation set to launch on June 15

We got the date pegged so this one is confirmed — the HTC Sensation (along with the Wildfire S that’s already been sold in stores for weeks now) is set to launch this coming Wednesday, June 15.

This rings true to our earlier report of a June release in the Philippines.


That means you should be seeing units available this week or next week at the latest. Unfortunately, we still don’t have the final suggested retail price of the unit (which means HTC is still figuring out how to price it considering the Galaxy S2 is already priced at Php29,990 and the Optmus 2X at Php27,990).

We’re still optimistic that HTC will take on the challenge and price the HTC Sensation at the same exact SRP as the SGS2 or maybe a bit lower. We’ll definitely get that info by Wednesday (unless of course we get a leak of the price earlier).

Update: Looks like our guess was a bit off. We got word from HTC’s main man himself that the suggested retail price of the HTC Sensation is going to be Php33,000.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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38 Responses

  1. Erin says:

    Wow. Buying an android phone for myself is really imminent. I hope the price for this one is really competitive with the projected S2 price.


  2. oktnxbai says:

    I’m guessing a PhP 32k~35k price point.

  3. only fanboys would buy this at above 30k.

  4. William T says:

    A store at FH, quoted a grey market unit at 31k, don’t know kung nagkamali lang, but the grey market SII is at 37k, cash.

  5. Night says:

    Wow 33k, really? How many units are they planning to sell? Below 100? They shouldve priced this at below 30k. Even though Im a fan of HTC, I dont think this price is the right price for them. Guess Im going to buy this in Taiwan na lang next week. Any idea on the price of this in Taiwan?

    • Denz D Naitawei says:

      Not meant to bash HTC but
      according to GSMArena:

      Key features
      •Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
      •14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
      •4.3″ 16M-color capacitive LCD touchscreen of qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass
      •Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0
      •1.2 GHz dual Scorpion CPUs, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 chipset
      •768 MB RAM and 1 GB storage for apps
      •8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging
      •1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps
      •Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
      •GPS with A-GPS
      •Stereo FM radio with RDS
      •microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
      •Accelerometer, proximity sensor and an auto-brightness sensor
      •Front facing camera with video calls
      •Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
      •microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v3.0
      •MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
      •Smart dialing, voice dialing
      •DivX/XviD video support
      •HTC Locations app
      •HTCSense.com integration
      •HTC Portable Hotspot
      •Ultra-fast boot times (if you don’t remove battery)
      •Office document editor

      Main disadvantages
      •Serious “death grip” issue with Wi-Fi radio
      •Less than impressed with the screen’s outdoor performance
      •Performance not quite as convincing as other dual-cores
      •No dedicated camera key
      •microSD is under the battery cover
      •No unibody construction as advertised

      vs Galaxy S II
      Key features
      •Quad-band GSM and quad-band 3G support
      •21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support
      •4.3″ 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution
      •Android OS v2.3.3 with TouchWiz 4 launcher
      •1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset, 1GB of RAM
      •8 MP wide-angle lens autofocus camera with LED flash, face, smile and blink detection
      •1080p HD video recording at 30fps
      •Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g and n support
      •GPS with A-GPS connectivity; Digital compass
      •16/32GB internal storage, microSD slot
      •Accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensor
      •Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
      •Charging MHL microUSB port with USB host and TV-out (1080p) support
      •Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
      •FM radio with RDS
      •Great audio quality
      •Extremely slim waistline at only 8.5mm and low weight (116g)
      •2MP secondary video-call camera
      •Full Flash support and GPU-acceleration for the web browser permit 1080p flash video playback
      •NFC support (optional, not without a software update)
      •Document editor
      •File manager comes preinstalled
      •The richest video format support we have seen

      Main disadvantages
      •All-plastic body
      •No dedicated camera key
      •Super slim body has poor grip when taking pictures
      •Non-hot-swappable microSD card

      Plus the internal storage of 1GB on HTC Sensation vs. Galaxy S2’s 16gb/32gb variety, I’d pick Galaxy S2 over this. But that’s just me.

  6. CliffRosario says:

    Awww… I bought my partner an HTC DHD last March for 28k considering that DHD was pegged at 30+ when it was launched. So let’s wait for a couple of months and hopefully the price will drop.

  7. Xallisto says:

    Having a hard time choosing this over the S2 and they price this at 33k. Guess they have a lot of faith in their products then. =) Will just wait when the price drops.

  8. Dan MD says:

    Selling this phone at 30K is not a good move. Why sell a phone at such premium when a “better” and more hyped competitor (aka Samsung Galaxy S2) sells at a lower price and already packed w/ SAMOLED, NFC, USB on the go, HDMI out, 1.2GHz Exynos CPU, and 1GB RAM…

    Unless they really wanted the price to be the key differentiator: Such that when asked what the Sensation has that Samsung Galaxy S cannot offer, the answer is: It is more expensive.” ;)

    • Name: Ferdz says:

      The reason why htc sensation is expessive compair to SG2 . Because htc has an elegant look with the aluminum casing compair to the plastic case of SG2. And even if SG2 using s amoled the htc sensation using qhd display. For me htc is my choise because on their elegant design compaire to GS2 its very common design like LG optimus, they look like desame only brand name is the difference between GS2 and LG optimus .

  9. Dan MD says:

    Off-topic Sir Abe:

    Just for fun, I submitted a video entry and got selected in Sony Ericsson’s Int’l Phone Video Review contest.

    I’m already in the Top 4 and I need your votes/LIKE’s to best other contestants from other countries.

    Here’s how:

    First, you have to sign-in your Facebook acct.
    1. Visit and press LIKE in this page: http://www.facebook.com/sonyericsson?ref=ts
    2. Then visit this page: http://apps.facebook.com/sonyericsson-fb/reviewcompetition/videoreview/1052423407
    3. You’ll be taken to a page showing my video, look for the LIKE button and click it.

    Help a Pinoy best the other contestants. Thanks!

    -Danilo Alpapara

  10. Num Lock says:

    This type of com eqpt. should be priced 10 to 15t eheheeh.

  11. Vignet says:

    OS too expensive!

  12. mike says:

    bought mine for ~$700 CAD, so it’s almost $100 cheaper than the S2. don’t expect too much out of this as the S2 beats the HTCS spec-wise, with only the screen resolution of the HTCS being better.

  13. markT says:

    this would be more expensive compared to singapore release of SD 838(Php 29k?)


    will wait for a month or two to get this.

  14. 1001 says:

    can SE phones compete with htc android?

    • jm says:

      htc 2010 vs xperia 2010 its HTC

      pero xperia 2011 vs HTC 2011 its Xperia

      xperia arc vs htc incredible s its Xperia Arc

      xperia neo vs htc desire s its Xperia Neo

      xperia pro vs htc desire z its Xperia Pro

      xperia x10 vs htc desire its htc desire

      xperia x10 mini vs htc wildfire = draw

      xperia x8 vs htc tattoo its xperia x8

      xperia mini vs htc wildfire s its xperia mini

      sa ngayon wala pang pantapat ang xperia sa dual core ng htc

  15. fboi says:

    ip4 for the win!
    ganda nga specs.. loser naman sa apps..
    tsaka laki ng depreciation.. kapag binenta mo ng second hand dedma lang.. unlike ip4..

    • vina says:

      iPhone 4 for the loss!

      Only idiotic people would say that iOs has better apps , especially considering you are in the philippines.There’s not much of a difference–so marginal that you would hardly notice it.

      Wawa ka naman justifying your expensive purchase. Phones are basically for calls– when it comes to radio features — apple sucks –that includes wifi, bluetooth, data exchange–compare it to other phones –it performs poorly….

      Let’s talk convenience– hirap magtransfer ng files. For my case there are some sites that I need to access but have Flash navigations

      In the long run you are on the losing end.

    • vina says:

      BTW I have iPhone 4(office supplied) for testing purposes ng mga apps namin.

    • jm says:

      agree ako kay fboi maganda nga specs ng mga android phones pero walang kwenta mga apps nila compare sa applications ng iOS.. sa games palang sobrang ganda ng graphics compare mo sa games na available sa android market.

      iOS apps wala pang kalaban

      its android apps vs java apps ang symbian apps yan ang pwedeng kalaban ng android pero kung sa iOS walang panaman ang android apps parang pinagkumpara mo ang game experience ng PSP sa gameboy 1st gen

    • Wakocoke says:

      kung games lang ang paguusapan, panis yang iPhone mo sa PSP ko

    • Liu says:

      enjoy your 100k iPhone Fart apps!

    • fboi says:

      well you haven’t tried your so called iphone “fart apps”…coz you’ll keep your cheapo apps and phone..

  16. i hope the price of this phone is not more than 30k.hehe!

  17. Zo says:

    i had very high hopes with this phone. But if they stick to the 30k+ price tag it won’t be very competitve.

    Again, thumbs down for HTC for selling their name and not the product…

  18. kevin says:

    30+K? what were they thinking?

  19. Paul says:

    Seriously? 33K? Oh come on HTC.
    well for sure the loyal HTC fans would bite that price but hey for practical people there are three dual core phones already available and it will all boil down to specs

    They could have placed it between 28 and 30 ahahaha.

    why would i spend 3k more when i already can get a super smart phone like the SGS2? hehe.

    • Zo says:

      which has 16 gig internal memory compared to the 1gig of the sensation, which has 1gig ram compared to the 800mhz ram of the sensation.

  20. Thanks for spending lot of time to write such a great review.I liked HTC Sensation due to its good power process, aluminium case and unlimited customize software apps

  21. Vince says:

    For me i’ll choose this over SGS2… The quality of the material and the support that Htc can give was a big factor. I used to have samsung phones but when it comes to quality, s0rry!

    I dont need large internal mem0ry since most of the apps that I need aside from the one I want are app2sd supported and for samsung, you need that to install a lot of launchers, sense 3.0 is better.

    That’s just me based on my experience with both manufacturer.

  22. technobaboy says:

    wow, its expensive at 33k

  23. kira says:

    what a hefty price!

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