I promised an update after I broke the news on HTC's majority stake acquisition of Beats Audio, but I certainly didn't expect an update to come so soon after the announcement. Add to that the fact that we already have a device slated for launch and we have something interesting to discuss this week!
A picture and the news can be found after the break.
HTC is revising the Sensation to include a Sensation Special Edition 2, which is going to sport, you guessed it, Beats Audio. Not only that, but we will be seeing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor in this thing, and four times the amount of internal storage, moving the capacity up to 4GB. Oh yeah, and I should mention that there's a huge 1,730 mAh battery packed into this Sensation of a device.
What's cool here is that HTC is going to package this Special Edition handset with a pair of in-ear Beats as well. Now, while I may not be a fan of the in-ears, citing fitting issues, they are definitely a great investment for those whose ears may not be as strange as mine. These buds are also going to have a remote control built-in so that, just like the iBeats, you can switch songs and adjust volume without having to turn on the smartphone.
The price point on this version of the Sensation looks to be around $847, however we have to remember a basic version of Beats headphones start at around $120, so you're looking at $600-$650 for the handset alone. We don't have a release date, but it seems that HTC is ready to put these in hands of consumers very soon, and I can say that I wish there was a standard CDMA version for me to put my hands on.