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HTC Sensation launched at Republiq, Resorts World Manila

Last night at the Republiq Bar in Resorts World Manila, HTC went all out with the launch of their newest and most powerful phone yet, their flagship phone of the year, the HTC Sensation. Also grabbing a share of the limelight is the smaller but dependable, HTC Wildfire S.

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It was truly a sensational event attended by celebrities from both network toting their own HTC phones. There was also a Victoria Secret-like production where models walked the runway carrying the HTC Sensation and the Wildfire S. Providing the beats for the night was none other than the most popular DJ in the country himself, DJ Manolet Dario. As usual with HTC parties, a brand new HTC Wildfire S and HTC Sensation were raffled away. If you’re more interested with the event photos, you can visit Digital Spidey and Daddy Joey.


Sherman Lai (guy in blue), HTC Product Marketing Manager, and Mark Sergio, HTC Philippines Country Manager, posed with the celebrities along with their HTC Sensation and HTC Wildfire S.

However, the star of the show is none other than the HTC Sensation superphone. The HTC Sensation features a unibody aluminium construction with the glass contoured along the entire edge of the screen. Speaking of the screen, this one boasts of a rarely-heard of qHD (quarter hi-def) resolution providing a greater-than-average pixel density (540 x 960) for its 4.3″ display for a crystal clear viewing experience.

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The HTC Sensation is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and has the latest HTC Sense 3.0 UI which brings more fun and practicality for your smartphone user experience. Think of ease of use when all your favorite information can be placed on the lock screen itself. Or the gorgeous transitions and animations that would make you want to use your phone all the time.

The HTC Wildfire S gets officially launched as well. This new Wildfire S gave the original one a slight bump in processing power and a better HVGA display along with Android 2.3 OS.

HTC Wildfire S

“The new HTC Wildfire S offers an irresistible combination of value-for-money, compact design and entertainment that is as unique as you are,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, HTC South Asia Pacific. “The HTC Wildfire S makes staying connected and sharing your content, thoughts and emotions with your friends and the world a truly fun experience.”

The HTC Sensation will be available in stores by the end of the month and will carry a price tag of Php31,990. The HTC Wildfire S however is already available in three stunning shades of “˜Bloom Pink’, “˜Silver White’ and “˜Dark Gray’ with an SRP of Php15,500.

More event photos can be seen at DaddyJoey.com and DigitalSpidey.com. Check them out.

HTC Sensation Specs:
Qualcomm MSM 8260 Snapdragon 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 220 GPU
Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), HTC Sense UI 3.0
3.43″ S-LCD display (540 x 960) 16M colors, Gorilla Glass display
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1080p @ 30fps video recording
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
1GB internal storage with support for microSD (8GB included, up to 32GB)
XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
1520maH Li-On battery
126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm
148 g
SRP: Php31,990
HTC Wildfire S Specs:
600MHz Snapdragon MSM7227 CPU, Adreno 200 GPU
Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 2.1 UI
3.2″ 256K-color TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels) HVGA resolution
Gorilla Glass display
7.2 Mbps HSDPA, 384 Kbps HSUPA support
Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support
5 MP autofocus camera, LED flash, geotagging and face-detection
VGA video @ 24fps
418MB of user-available RAM, microSD slot (up to 32GB, 2GB in box)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality
GPS with A-GPS connectivity; digital compass
Stereo FM radio with RDS
XviD video support
Li-Ion battery 1230mAh
SRP: Php15,500
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  • chavsraul

    which telco provides these types for services? HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

    Are they widely available?

  • chavsraul

    HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

    i noticed that u didnt mention if the phones are tied to a telco or not.
    which telco provides these types of connection in the RP?
    are they widely available?

    • if you want a plan associated to it, SMART will be carrying it. Smart, Globe, Sun has 3G networks so if you’re lucky with the signal, you’d get high-speed broadband.

  • Hola Miguel, me gustó mucho tu post.