HTC Unveils the Stylish and Compact “HTC WILDFIRE S” and Multimedia Superphone – “HTC SENSATION”
PHILIPPINES – June 15, 2011 – HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled two of its latest products, the multimedia superphone HTC Sensation and the advanced new HTC Wildfire S to capture the attention of the fast-growing smartphone lovers in the Philippines.
HTC Sensation: The Best in its Class
HTC is making available to the Philippine market the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC’s new HTC Watch™ video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company’s latest HTC Sense™ experience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.
“HTC is proud to continue to revolutionalise the mobile multimedia market and bring forth a new generation of pocket-sized entertainment centers,” said Lennard Hoornik, President, HTC South Asia Pacific. “The HTC Sensation takes the multimedia smartphone to another level by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful and amazing experience to our customers.”
Premium Design and Materials
Tapping into HTC’s trademark design language, the HTC Sensation’s premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger is glided across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation slender proportions that feel natural in a person’s hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and
all-around fast performance.
Complementing the HTC Sensation’s premium design is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done.
HTC Sense introduces a customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply turning on the display.
In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an email, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone. The camera can be launched from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when trying to capture the action. Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and, by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special, HTC introduces a more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.
HTC Sense also makes it easy to have fun by enabling people to capture and share special moments. The HTC Sensation’s 8-megapixel camera doesn’t just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature, lets people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second, giving you smooth video that is better than many other phones. With the new Video Trimmer tool, people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family.
HTC Wildfire S: Power Meets Affordability
HTC listens to the needs of its customers and thus it launched HTC Wildfire S smartphone, an affordable, compact and playful device that packs a powerful smartphone experience which builds on the popularity of the HTC Wildfire™ smartphone. It enables people to maintain and build connections and friendships through popular sites like Facebook®, as well as through voice and text messaging. You can instantly tag your friends in photos before posting them on Facebook, or share your latest discoveries from the Android™ Market at the touch of a button.
“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.”
HTC Wildfire S is one of HTC’s smallest phones ever – measuring just 10.13cm long and 5.94cm wide – and boasts a distinctive 3.2 inch, HVGA display.
Create your very own smartphone experience
Celebrate your individuality by choosing from a wide variety of colors including pink, white and gray. The HTC Wildfire S’ home screen is fully customizable with your favorite apps, widgets and content, while a 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus, expandable microSD™ memory and support for a variety of audio and video formats make for a great all-around multimedia device that slips easily into any pocket.
Pricing and availability
The HTC Sensation will be available at Smart Communications and authorized retailers by mid June at a suggested retail price of Php 31,990. The HTC Wildfire S is now available in three stunning shades of ‘Bloom Pink’, ‘Silver White’ and ‘Dark Gray’ at Smart Communications and authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of PhP 15,500.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.