Saw this on HTC Malaysia’s Facebook page. It doesn’t reveal much but our guess is that it could be pointing to the possible launch of the HTC Watch service and along with it a big bang launch of the HTC Sensation with a telco.
HTC Watch is a movie on demand service that lets you watch movies on your HTC device. The content is said to be streamed as progressive download which lets you watch it while the content is still downloading — watch your movie while it downloads.
Of course all this is not confirmed but at the HTC Flyer unveiling, HTC have indicated that the HTC Watch service is coming to Malaysia sometime around August.
If this is indeed true, HTC has a tremendously compelling value proposition on their hands with the HTC Watch. If the movie content is current and the price is right, many will see a strong appeal in HTC Watch.
While we have the HTC Incredible S and Desire S launched recently, the next device to look out for is the HTC Sensation. This will be the HTC’s flagship Android smartphone featuring a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and a high resolution qHD Super LCD display that supports 960×540 resolution.
Smart phone hardware is just half the story and HTC has released a video that showcases its HTC Sense 3.0 software in a 5 minute video clip. Among the exciting features to expect is an active lockscreen which gives you essential shortcuts without unlocking the device. This is somewhat similar to what’s being offered on Samsung Galaxy S‘s TouchWiz lock screen.
While most smart phone these days are boasting high MP count of 8MP and above, the HTC Sensation is stepping up the game with its instant capture camera. From the video, this lets you snap pictures instantly so that you’ll never miss a shot again. For taking pictures instantly, we’re wondering if it can match the Xperia arc’s camera performance.
Another new feature they have mentioned in the video is HTC Watch, a movie on demand service which lets you watch premium movie content while on the go. The content is said to be streamed as progressive download which lets you watch it instantly while loading. We don’t expect this to be available in Malaysia but who knows, they might secure a content licensing deal for us folks in South East Asia.
So when is this phone coming to Malaysia? The LG dual-core Optimus 2X is already here and the Samsung Galaxy S II is expecting to make an appearance either end of this month or June. Since the Sensation has just being recently announced, we have a feeling it might reach here sometime between July and September. We just can’t wait.
Check out the video after the break
While we have no idea what the commentator is saying, the point that he is trying to make with the video is clear — the video recording performance of the HTC Sensation is superior.
Definitely worth a watch if you’re considering to purchase either devices.
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The Sensation features a 4.3-inch qHD Super LCD screen with Gorilla Glass that displays a whopping 540×960 pixels. The display also features a contour design along the entire edge of the screen which HTC claims lend a premium feel to the device while at the same time protecting the screen from grit and sand when it’s placed screen-side faced down.
Processor-wise the Sensation is packing a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon with 768MB RAM and 1GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there’s an 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 1080p HD video capabilities. HTC says the camera offers instantaneous shutter response allowing you to capture images and videos faster. At the front you get a standard VGA resolution camera.
In addition the the plethora of wireless connectivity the Sensation supports both HDMI and DLNA output as well. Powering all this is a 1520mAh battery.
The HTC Sensation runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the latest HTC Sense UI skin on top. The new Sense UI features HTC’s active lockscreen which serves live information, like weather and stock prices right without the need to unlock the phone. In addition the active lockscreen allows you to unlock straight into an app by dragging its link into an unlocking circle.
The HTC Sensation also brings with it HTC Watch video store which allows users to download movies and television shows by renting or buying them directly from the device. We doubt that this feature will be of much use here in Malaysia.
Asia launch window for the HTC Sensation is sometime between June and September (yes, we’re looking at you Maxis). Head on over the jump for a some promo videos of the HTC Sensation.