The HTC Runnymede might be the first known HTC smartphone that carries the Beats Audio brand on its body but the honour of being the first official HTC device to carry the well-known audio brand actually belongs to the newly announced Sensation XE. Both of them are the fruit of HTC’s recent investment into Beats Technology, LLC.
Featuring almost the same hardware as the existing HTC Sensation such as 4.3-inch display, 768MB RAM, 1GB internal storage, front facing VGA camera and 8-megapixel auto-focus dual LED flash camera with full HD video recording capability, the HTC Sensation XE is equipped with a faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor as well as a larger capacity battery at 1730mAh. The device also comes together with an exclusive Beats by Dr. Dre in-ear headset that is equipped with remote control for audio playback and phone calls.
Once the headset is plugged into the device, its sound profile will automatically switched to a custom sound profile made specifically for the headset which further strengthens Sensation XE status as a Beats-approved smartphone. No pricing is available for the time being but the smartphone has been scheduled to be released into selected market including Asia Pacific region starting from the end of September onwards.
(Source: HTC, lowyat.net)