Rumored HTC Pyramid is now official HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile


Thanks to an HTC event today in London, we now have yet another new Android device from the popular hardware manufacturer. This new device is the previously rumored Pyramid and is now called the Sensation 4G and will be launching on T-Mobile later this summer. 

Unfortunately, the device will not ship with a phone version of Android Honeycomb as previously rumored. However, it will have a new 3.0 version of HTC Sense on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). This update to the popular UI includes new 3D effects, even on the lockscreen, and also brings the new HTC Watch video store, which will allow users to rent or purchase media content.

Powering this new version of Sense is some very nice hardware. The Sensation includes a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 768 MB of RAM, 8MP back camera with flash and a VGA front cam, and all the standard connectivity like WiFi and Bluetooth. It also rocks a new unibody aluminum design that looks pretty awesome.

The only thing notably absent is 3D, which I actually don't mind. The HTC EVO 3D is certainly a good device, but I am not sure I really want or need 3D on my smartphone. Personally, I think the Sensation's hardware looks awesome. Between the next-gen spec sheet and the new unibody casing, I am almost convinced that this will be my next smartphone.

The fact that T-Mobile is being acquired by AT&T may cause concern for some consumers but regardless of carrier problems, the HTC Sensation still looks like a promising device.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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