HTC Sensation XL Makes London Debut, Complete With Beats Audio

The device once known as the Runnymede has officially received a new name and a bit of spotlight today. HTC has just unveiled the newly-dubbed Sensation XL at their London Beats event, and the package is just as slick as expected.

As far as its specs are concerned, the Sensation XL matches up nicely with the leaked feature listing first spotted last month.

It still packs that monstrous, Gorilla Glass-covered 4.7-inch WVGA display, as well as a single-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor and 768 MB of RAM. The 8-megapixel rear camera has been fleshed out a bit more, as we now know that it packs a respectable F/2.2 lens and a dual-LED flash. It wouldn’t be a high-end HTC device without a little touch of Sense, and fans of HTC’s UI tweaks will be glad to know that Sense 3.5 is there to gussy up the show.

Of course, the big draw (at least for some people) will be the Beats goodies that are packed in with each unit. The included urBeats headphones have a line-in remote and microphone, and are designed to play nicely with the special Beats audio profile loaded onto each device. Whenever the urBeats are plugged in, the Beats profile leaps into action and tweaks the sound quality specifically for those headphones.

Really, the only bummer about the Sensation XL is that there’s no word on US availability. Luckily, the wait for customers in the UK will be significantly shorter: they’ll soon be able to snag one from carriers 3 and O2.