Vodafone prices Beats-bundled Sensation XE, XL

Two new HTC smartphones, the Sensation XE and XL, will be available from Wednesday, 2 November, starting from AU$59 per month as exclusives to the Vodafone network.

Two new HTC smartphones, the Sensation XE and XL, will be available from Wednesday, 2 November, starting from AU$59 per month as exclusives to the Vodafone network.

The new Sensation XE (front) and Sensation XL (back) (Credit: HTC/CBSi)

Vodafone and HTC joined forces last night to officially launch the Sensation XE and Sensation XL, following an unofficial reveal on CNET Australia a fortnight ago. Both handsets come bundled with Beats Audio brand headphones — HTC acquired a controlling share of the audio company several months ago.

The Sensation XE will be the cheaper of the two at the AU$59 price point, with the Sensation XL on offer for an extra AU$5 per month on the same plan. Both phones are also available on Vodafone's unlimited Infinite plans; they are for free on the AU$85 Infinite plan or with an additional handset repayment on lower-priced Infinite plan options.

The XL will be one of the largest smartphones in Australia, with a 4.7-inch display, though its WVGA screen resolution and single-core processor specs are somewhat less impressive compared with the Sensation XE. The XE handset is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor and 768MB RAM.

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