Unconfirmed report says HTC will unveil dual-core Sensation next week

Sources close to tech blog Pocket-lint indicate the handset maker will announce a European variant of the Pyramid.

HTC is expected to announce the dual-core Sensation for European markets. T-Mobile USA is rumored to offer a variant known as the Pyramid. XDA-developers

The much anticipated dual-core HTC Pyramid could be less than a week away from making its official debut. Expected to be among the announcements at HTC's London event scheduled for April 12, the high-end smartphone may carry a different name. According to sources close to tech blog Pock-lint, the handset will arrive as the HTC Sensation at some point over the coming months.

Indeed, HTC has made a habit of releasing similar hardware designs across multiple markets with U.S. carriers branding the phone and loading their preferred applications. In contrast, wireless providers across the pond typically keep HTC's product name and offer the device as is.

The Pyramid name that we've heard whispered over the last few months will likely disappear with the Sensation name signaling a new flagship series. T-Mobile has long been rumored to carry the Pyramid with an expected May launch. Considering the timing of the event, I would anticipate HTC announces the Sensation next week with T-Mobile following shortly after with their own press releases.

The hardware for the Pyramid is a considerable step forward from last year's HTC phones. Expected hardware includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 7,658MB RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera. Factoring in the 4.3-inch qHD 960x540-pixel display and it sounds very similar to the EVO 3D unveiled at CTIA.

In any case, a high-end announcement from HTC is needed. Its announcements from Mobile World Congress this year weren't major steps forward for the hardware maker. The Desire S and Wildfire S were merely refreshes of existing handsets, while the Incredible S basically is a bigger Droid Incredible.

 

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