We spied the handset on the network’s Coming Soon page, alongside the cheap and cheerful HTC Explorer and the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 800. There’s not yet any details on its pricing or release date, but we’ve been in touch with Orange for further information.
If anything like O2′s pricing, the Sensation XE should be available for free from around £36 per month on a two-year-long contract. Over at O2 this’ll bag you a decent 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data, too.
That’s a reasonable price considering the phone’s features, which includes a powerful 1.5GHz dual-core processor and, of course, integrated Beats Audio technology. As well as a pair of included Beats headphones, the Sensation XE comes with custom audio processing hardware and software, which promises to deliver “studio quality sound”.
If that hasn’t quite sold it to you, there’s also Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) onboard, a 4.3-inch qHD screen, an 8 megapixel primary camera with 1080p HD video, a VGA front-facing shooter, and all of the usual connectivity options (Bluetooth, HSDPA, WiFi).