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T-Mobile announces HTC Sensation 4G launch dates, pricing

T-Mobile announces the upcoming availability and pricing of its latest Android superphone, the HTC Sensation 4G.

HTC Sensation 4G
HTC Sensation 4G Bonnie Cha/CNET

We don't know about you, but we've been chomping at the bit to get our hands (back) on the HTC Sensation 4G, and it looks like the time has finally come. T-Mobile announced this evening that the Sensation 4G is expected to be available as early as June 12 at select Wal-Mart stores and in T-Mobile stores by June 15 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

First introduced back in April, the HTC Sensation 4G's feature list reads like a dream, as the smartphone offers a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.3-inch HD (540x960-pixel resolution) Super LCD touch screen, and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording and playback. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread device also uses the latest version of HTC Sense and is the first handset to feature HTC Watch, the company's new video store.

If there's one sticking point about the device, it's the phone's internal memory. The Sensation comes with 4GB of internal storage, but only 1GB of that is available to the user. As some consolation, T-Mobile will ship the smartphone with an 8GB microSD card preinstalled, but that hasn't stopped some would-be buyers from looking in the direction of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which has 16GB of internal memory.

That said, the HTC Sensation 4G has the backing of a U.S. carrier and a launch date, while the Galaxy S II currently does not, so we'll have to see how this plays out. In the meantime, we're hoping to receive a Sensation 4G shortly, so be sure to check back soon for our full review.