Beats and HTC fans, the HTC Sensation XL is here and it goes on sale tomorrow. Cubic Platforms at Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara is the place to be if you want to get your hands on one. You can get one with DiGi’s SmartPlan as well though we don’t have full details at the moment but expect it to surface soon.
Other resellers are prepping to sell the HTC Sensation XL as well. IMCC has already put up a placeholder on its website saying the device is “coming soon” and we assume official HTC outlets will carry the device starting from tomorrow as well.
The HTC Sensation XL is a mid-range 4.7-inch 800×480 pixel Android Gingerbread device powered by a single-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor with 768MB RAM. There’s 16GB of internal storage, an 8MP rear camera with 720p HD video recording and a 1.3MP front camera as well. What makes the Sensation XL special is the inclusion of Beats Audio technology which should make the device a shoe-in for users who like their music mobile and in high fidelity.
Like the Sensation XE, the Sensation XL will come bundled with a set of iBeats headphones (which HTC are calling upbeats) in the box. The headphones are designed to make the most out of the Beats Audio technology integrated in the device. There will also be a “special edition” HTC Sensation XL, which comes with a pair of wireless Beats Solo headphones. We’re not sure if this version will come to Malaysia.
So who’s getting one tomorrow?
iPhone fans in Malaysia must be in a fit of rage right about now. The iPhone 4S came to Singapore on November 11 and now Aircel of India has officially announced that phone will be coming to India on Friday, November 25. Also it is strongly rumoured that the other official iPhone carrier in India, Bharti Airtel, will also join in to launch the latest iPhone.
If you recall, something similar happened here in Malaysia with the iPhone 4 when DiGi announced that it is offering plans for the device just hours ahead of the Maxis iPhone 4 launch. But where at the Maxis launch subscribers could purchase the iPhone 4 on the spot on September 24, 2010, DiGi customers could only get theirs a day later on September 25, 2010.
Back to India. The launch is happening on November 25 and pre-orders starts November 18 onwards.
At the moment, no plans or pricing details have been released but that’s irrelevant to Malaysians. What is relevant to most here is the iPhone 4S launch date for Malaysia. When is it coming?
While we don’t have any solid details at the moment, iPhone 4S hopefuls should find some solace knowing that Maxis has been very quiet of late. This is very unlike the operator which last quarter launched more devices than any other operator in the country. So something must be up. This is pure speculation at the moment but, this could be an indication that Maxis is allocating its resources in preparation to launch the iPhone 4S here in Malaysia.
Are you still waiting for the iPhone 4S?