HTC Sensation 4G Still Set For June Arrival

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the HTC Sensation 4G is one of the most anticipated handsets on T-Mobile in recent memory and with the rumored launch just under two weeks away T-Mobile has been silent. While there has been plenty of evidence leading to a June 8th date (July 12th for Target) nothing concrete has come forward from the Magenta mothership.

Further solidifying a mid-June release date (of which June 8th would qualify) is this ninja shot we just got our hands on. This list of devices provides retail stores with a breakdown of what phones should have live demo model on the sales floor shows the HTC Sensation 4G marked for a “mid-June” launch. Assuming all of this is correct hopefully T-Mobile’s silence won’t lost that much longer and we can finally nailed down the release for T-Mobile’s very first 4.3″ Android handset.

In the meantime, check out our gallery of T-Mobile branded Sensation 4G pics!

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  • Anonymous

    my HD2 has died i need this phone NOW!

    • myphone

      dropped my iphone in the creek on the golf curse… need this NOW also!!!

      • Nybetterthansuperg05

        good thing this phone is gonna crap on those 3 phones… lol ^^^^

        • myphone

          we will have to wait and see on that….

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like you really need the Defy instead ;)

        • myphone

           i don’t get that logic…

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like you really need the Defy instead ;)

    • Lupercal

      Getting bored with my Vibrant… Need this phone NOW!!

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidCory Cory

    june 8th is mid june?

    • http://twitter.com/adomanico01 Anthony Domanico

      Seriously. What planet do you live on, David? 

      Do they have cookies?

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  June 8th is “Pre-mid June” at best.  Early June for sure.

      • Anonymous

        I was told that it will not release until June 18th.

        • Anonymous

          June 8th is early june for sure.  Not referring to the phone coming out early just.  If I that’s what you were referring to.

        • TweetMo

          If it’s mid-June, look for it just before Father’s Day, which is June 19th.

        • J. Williams

          I was told by T-Mobile that the new release date is not June 8th, and that it has been moved to June 18th.

        • Bman_68

          It won’t launch on the 18th, that’s a Saturday, T-mo almost always launches on Wednesdays

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you mean June 12th @ Target?

  • Anonymous

    I think you meant June 12th for Target?

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on. I am so excited for this bad boy on T-Mobile. Still the best Network in the USA. Hope this comes with unlocked bootloader.

  • Manuel2686@gmail.com

    Already have the phone, upgradef from a myt4g and this phone is literally the best phone in every way

    • mmeyer4663

      How’d you do that?!

      • Manuel2686

        Went to an htc training, battery life is amazing

        • Cybersedan

          That’s good to hear, I’m looking forward to some sweet battery life on my Sensation :-).

        • mmeyer4663

          Gotta love the new energy efficient dual cores!

    • Guest

      No you dont.

    • Guest

      Can we get a BS button next to Reply?

  • Carmen Diva

    This phone looks like a bigger mytouch 4g in a way(not that that’s a bad thing)

    • Manuel2686

      Yessir and its actually lighter

    • Anonymous

      No way. It looks like a Nexus one of anything.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, and therefore it becomes my next darling.

  • JP

    Wonder if this is gonna come with an unlocked bootloader

    • Farhan

      It might be. HTC announced they won’t be locking their bootloaders.

    • Bman_68

      If the phone is coming out in 2 weeks, wouldn’t you think that they are all boxed up waiting to ship?
      I was thinking that if that’s the case that maybe HTC will release the info on how we can unlock it ourselves.

    • Bman_68

      If the phone is coming out in 2 weeks, wouldn’t you think that they are all boxed up waiting to ship?
      I was thinking that if that’s the case that maybe HTC will release the info on how we can unlock it ourselves.

  • G2forwho

    You fools!

    Why would you invest your hard earned $ on a phone that wont work in less than a year. Hello! 

    There should be a mass boycott of all new phones. Dont you realize what your doing!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Farhan

      Your post is an excellent example of why this site needs a dislike button.

      • Farhan

        I meant a dislike button in the comments section. This site is cool. :)

        • Anonymous

          lol we got you.

      • Farhan

        I meant a dislike button in the comments section. This site is cool. :)

      • Guest

        And a posting limit per reader per thread… (except Pimp)

    • Anonymous

      Boycotting would actually make it worse.  The WORSE TMO looks at the hearings, the more they look like they NEED to sell.  

      And besides, TMO doesn’t care how many customers they sell to ATT and ATT doesn’t care how many customers they buy.  ATT wants the Spectrum and anything else is a plus(or minus).

      • TweetMo

        Respectfully disagree. Spectrum is nice, but not for $39 Billion. AT&T is counting on customers under contract.

        • Anonymous

          Per David, Managing Editor:

          “AT&T’s Stock Purchase agreement filed on March 21st shows that the carrier is ready to divest up to 40 percent of T-Mobile’s subscriber base. It was suggested that AT&T may be prepared to divest even more than the suggested 40% in order to see this deal through.”
          “In the end, the FCC and the Department of Justice will determine just how much of T-Mobile AT&T will actually acquire and how much will be passed out to the competition.In the end, the FCC and the Department of Justice will determine just how much of T-Mobile AT&T will actually acquire and how much will be passed out to the competition.”

          http://www.tmonews. com/2011/03/analysts-say-att-will-have-to-divest-part-of-t-mobile-possibly-to-sprint/
          I put a space between tmonews. com so that it wouldn’t get moderated.

          Per me:  while a higher subscriber count would be nice, why would it matter if ATT acquired 25M vs. 33M subscribers.  The gain in LTE coverage would WAY outweigh losing 5-10M subscribers(which is a drastic number considering how many people would not participate in a boycot).  Plus that puts them at like 120M vs. VZW’s 90something.

          Your move.

        • TweetMO

          Nice. Not disagreeing, but you wrote that “ATT doesn’t care how many customers they buy”. While it’s not their main focus, they wouldn’t have offered $39B for zero customers. They do care how many customers they buy, at least somewhat.

        • Anonymous

          lol yeah I said that but I didn’t mean it 100% or nothin.  

    • Cybersedan

      What planet, eh hem, what grade-school do you attend?  Why would you say this phone won’t work in less than a year?

      You clearly have neither the basic understanding of how long it takes to integrate these networks, nor the technical inclination to devise such a conclusion.

      Network integration is not the flip of a light switch, do you think the day the deal is approved T-Mobile’s network will simply be powered down using the on/off switch.

      The majority of people who read these forums will not even have this phone anymore by the time it would be useless (I for one will not by the turn of the year), as a matter of fact even normal 2yr contract users need not worry for at least 24-30 months (estimate).

    • Anonymous

       I suppose you believe AT&T’s master plan is to buy TMO and piss off all of their customers so they leave and go to Verizon. Seriously??? 

    • Bman_68

      If I understand it correctly, the radio in the phone will work on T-mo and AT&T frequencies 

  • Jabombardier

    I was waiting for this but my MyTouch suffered a unfortunate encounter with my car’s tire. And went for the G2X. Oh well. Wait for the next greatest.

    • Anonymous

      Throw it on Ebay for 450 like I am going to do.

      Be nice if we knew the release date for sure.

  • Guest

    This comment is to manuel2686@gmail.com:
    Thts cool how u already got the phone can u send me pictures of it @ sperez254@yahoo.com

  • TweetMo

    My bet is the Sensation is released just prior to Father’s Day, June 19th.
    Which means it probably won’t be offered in a Father’s Day sale :(

    • PatiencehasRunout

      i actually want to believe that its june 8th, but you’re probably going to be correct because of the fact that vodafone says they have exclusivity for 30 days for this device. seeing as they launched on may 19th, that would make the 30 day mark on june  19. but hey, im hopeful and anything can happen. 

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    i ahve alerady checked the HTS SENSE phone  in JAN 2011 during my visit to nepal. a korean  tourist guy had this phone but it was all in korean so I didn’t understand the features. the phone is bit bigger than mytouch4g and says HTC SENSE in back.  seems like it was rel2010 or early 2011

    • Gues

      Just shaking my head… 

  • Anonymous

    Once again, it appears that HTC screws over TMobile by going cheap on some critical part. The display on other similar devices, like the Incredible2 for example, is much more vivid with better viewing angles. Engadgets review picked up on some lag in the OS, and LED light leaking between the bezel and the shell in the lower left corner. I think I’ll wait. My Nexus One with 2.3.4 has awesome battery life, a vivid display, and is working just fine. Might as well buy a Nokia. You probably get a more vivid display with better blacks, better hardware, and pentaband. Of course if you want a toy phone, you get one that has all the bells and whistles….doing none of them especially well.

    • rameel

      no one cares about what phone your getting, this is about the sensation and when it comes out 

      • Anonymous

        Cognitive processes askew, you missed the point. Even a year+ old N1 or a Nokia has richer display. More pixels, yet with washed out color. Doesn’t sound too sensational. You apparently cared…alot.

  • Anonymous

    The guys over at Engadget ALL just agreed that the new version of Touch Wiz is miles ahead of the new version of Sense. There talking about it on the podcast right now. They said the Sensation is well built but they prefer the Galaxy S II over it because it feels like it has more power and the new version of Touch Wiz is now the most polished manufacturer UI.

    • rameel

      Touch wiz sucks!!  iv seen both and sense is way better.. touch wiz trys to hard to be like the iphone!

      Sense > Touchwiz

      • Anonymous

        I so you’ve seen both? You actually haven’t used both. Just because one looks better doesn’t mean it performs better.

        • MCNiiCKsoSiiCK

          i agree with rameel the sense is better but i know from experience

        • Anonymous

          So your statement that Sense is better is your opinion right? 

        • MCNiiCKsoSiiCK

          of course thts my opinion theres no way to prove its better…someone can say motoblur is the best but thats their opinion

        • rameel

          exactly MCNiiCKsoSiiCK, thats OUR opinion..  and thats Engadget’s opinion that touch wiz is better.  

          its also my opinion that id rather have a metal phone than plastic when i pay 500 bucks for a phone  

        • Anonymous

          Rameel, I would rather have a aluminum phone as well when I’m paying $500. No doubt. But when I’m paying $500 I would also rather have a processor that is 35% more powerful, 17GB more internal storage, 372 more RAM, a cutting edge screen technology and NFC. 

        • rameel

          ya but the SG2 isnt coming to t-mobile.. and idc about the hercules or whatever. based on this one website i saw, it said at&t sprint and verizon..   i can see why tmobile wont get it.. they wont even be here come next year 

        • Anonymous

          T-Mobile is going to get a Galaxy S II variant. The Vibrant was a huge seller for TMO. Whether it’s called the Samsung Galaxy S II, Vibrant II or Hercules, some variation of it will be here by summers end. What does T-Mobile not being here next year have to do with anything were talking about? Anywho, it has been reported that T-Mobiles SGSII variant (Hercules) will have ATT’s bands so it is pretty much merger proof. In the end though, even if ATT aquires TMO, it is still going to be at least 2 years out before our network is converted. 

    • Going_home

      You are now over your post limit in this comment thread.

      :-D

  • John

    I just talked to a T-Mobile representative and they confirmed that the mid-June launch for the HTC Sensation 4G is in their system. :)

    • LA Boi 93

      but we still need an exact date

    • Anonymous

      I asked the bum living in the dumpster behind the 7-11 and he said the same thing!

  • Tom

    screen is awful, bleak looks like piece of s…
     

    • Anonymous

      Engadget said HTC used a inferior LCD compared to the Incredible S and the Desire S. Also Said the Galaxy S II display is better.

      • rameel

        Sensation has more pixels.. The galaxy S II has more vibrant colors.. id rather take more pixels..  

        • Anonymous

          Thats not just it. They think HTC skimped on the LCD panel in the Sensation due to it’s washed out colors and bad viewing angles. Another reason they think it’s a inferior LCD panel is because the same display on the Incredible S and Desire S looks better. It wouldn’t surprise me on bit. T-Mobile probably told them to cut down the cost.The two reviews I have seen comparing the Sensation display and the SGSII display, both think the Super AMOLED Plus is better and in a league of its own.

        • Dcpimplation8700

          When people talk about viewing angles its really funny to me because you’re most likely going to be using for phone looking straight at it. If your using your phone slanted to the side to the point where the screen washes out, then you’re quite stupid.

        • Anonymous

          The Sensation display looks washed out when looking at it head on. This is in evidence especially when it is lying next to a superior display of the Incredible 2, or Samsung. You can clearly see this in the review photos and videos.  My Nexus One display probably looks better. This idea of buying phones through a carrier (middle man) is something I am growing weary of. I am inclined to just buy unlocked phones from now on. 

        • Anonymous

          Same here. I just wish more unlocked devices came with T-Mobile’s 3G bands. Im not about to use a phone on edge when my area is covered in HSPA+. If the SGSII worked on our 3G bands I would have been all over it.

        • rameel

          Guess but dont forgot. vodaphone in london got this phone first, not t-mobile, so dont blame them for crappy screen quality!! even though in my eyes, i think qHD is awesome

        • Anonymous

          have you seen qhd and S amoled plus next to each other ? qhd is a joke… unless you like to look at phones from 2 mm away you wont notice the difference. except for a little better text which isent a big deal at all. 

  • Anonymous

    Here’s what Engadget says about the display:In terms of the Sensation’s output quality, it merits noting that in spite of its 4.3-inch display bearing the same branding as the 4- and 3.7-inch ones on the Incredible S and Desire S, it is not up to the same standard. Viewing angles are the first giveaway, as they’re nowhere near as expansive on the Sensation. At 45 degrees away from center, the Sensation’s picture washes out, whereas the Incredible S maintains color fidelity until laid almost flat. Additionally, the smaller handset is brighter and better saturated than its newcomer buddy. None of this is to say that HTC has installed a poor LCD on the Sensation, we’d just refrain from calling it a Super one. As to our running tally against the Galaxy S II, the Sensation wins out on resolution, but loses by a big margin when it comes to quality and the sheer feeling of luxury that the GSII provides.

  • Anonymous

    In terms of responsiveness, the Engadget review states it is fast and responsive however….”The Sensation definitely comes out ahead of all bar the Galaxy S II, just don’t expect it to be a mindblowing improvement on the currently high standard.”

  • Anonymous

    Engadget’s wrap up of the review: “The HTC Sensation is an extremely accomplished device, but there’s no getting around the feeling that it underwhelms. While it is indeed a dual-core speed demon like the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC’s latest doesn’t exhibit quite the same level of UI responsiveness and is furthermore saddled with a signed bootloader that prevents users from improving things themselves. Our biggest issue is with Sense, whose fancy new graphics and improved lockscreen utility can’t hide the fact that the core UX hasn’t materially changed from the days of the Hero.

    In terms of design language, HTC is a monoglot and proud of it. The Sensation doesn’t break with the company’s established styling, yet its subtle physical refinements add up to make it a veritable pleasure to hold and to operate. Combining these excellent ergonomics with the phone’s superior battery efficiency and generous qHD display resolution makes the Sensation a formidable foe for Samsung’s celebrated new flagship. Given the choice between the two, we’d opt for the Galaxy S II for its brilliant display and snappier performance, but that’s just a matter of preference. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide what it is you value most in your Android superphone and pick the one that fits those needs best.”

    • rameel

      HTC unlocked their bootloader so engadget is wrong there..  dont go to engadget for reviews  because if its not that iphone, they dont give the best review outs. 

      • Anonymous

        If memory serves me correctly, the SGSII got the same score the iPhone did and they also said the SGSII was quite possibly the nicest phone ever made.

      • Anonymous

        sensation will be locked. phones after that wont sorry..

        • rameel

          actually sorry get ur facts straight because htc will send a update to unlock it buddy. 

  • http://twitter.com/KARMA773 Karma

    it is HTC SENSE, NOT HTC SENSATION. it says HTC SENSE ON THE PHONE, I HAVE ALERADY CHECKED THE PHONE

    • Johnny Q

      WOW!! Really your SO SMART!!

  • PatienceRanOUT

    shoulda said U.K see where it takes you… :P

  • Anonymous

    Have you read Engadget’s unsurprisingly BIASED review of this phone?  Just like they did with the myTouch 4G and suggesting the Samsung Vibrant be taken off the shelves because of the GPS issues (when both the AT&T version and the Fascinate had the same problem).  If it’s not an iPhone or a phone going to Verizon, it’s just not good enough in their eyes.  If you’re planning on purchasing this phone, I suggest you don’t read their review or you might be tempted to change your mind.

    • CMK

      I thought the review was generally very positive.  In fact, I was surprised when the reviewer said, in the wrap-up section, that he was “underwhelmed”.   Up until that point it sounded like he loved the phone.

      • Anonymous

        I still don’t understand why he rated it 8/10 and gave the Motorola Atrix 9/10 when the Sensation is clearly the better of the two.

        • CMK

          Maybe the numbering scale is relative to the phones that are available at the time of review.  For example, when the Atrix came out it was the best phone available, thereby getting a high score.  When the Samsung GS2 came out it was the best phone available so it got a high score.  Engadget felt that the Sensation was a notch below the GS2, I guess.

        • Anonymous

          The screen looked pretty washed out to me, and maybe it just doesn’t have that pop compared to other phones they’re evaluating. I don’t understand why HTC used a technology that diminishes vivid color on a high end phone.

        • Anonymous

          Of course then I see Pocket Lint claims it has vivid colors. But on the Engadget video it looked washed out next to an Incredible2. I wonder if viewing angle is affected by the contour screen? I don’t see why it would.

        • Anonymous

          I do understand why this phone was a 8 but I do not understand hoe the Atrix got a 9 when the Sensation is in my mind 1 point above it. I think the Atrix should have got a 7, maybe a 8. I do understand why the Sensation was scored a 8 though. Now Android devices are going to be compared to the Galaxy S II which got a 9. Until a device dethrones the Galaxy S II everything else will be compared to it and if the device being reviewed isn’t a cut above the SGSII, it will not get a 9. I think the breakdown for the 8 was due to the LCD panel appearing to be a low end qhd compared to the ones in the Desire S and Incredible S. They said the colors were washed out and the viewing angles were bad. The camera was good but nothing special. The UI and OS was fast but not as fast as the king (SGSII). Lastly, one of there biggest gripes was HTC hasn’t done a lot to improve Sense and in there minds, Sense was crippling the device. On the podcast tonight, Myriam went as far to say he can’t stand ATT service and loves T-Mobile but would rather use the SGSII on ATT than the Sensation on T-Mobile due to Sense and also not feeling like he has cutting edge technology in his hand like he feels when he’s holding the Galaxy S 2. 

    • jarjon76

      I take reviews with a grain of salt. I was more interested in the photos and video clips more than the review itself. Reviewers’ jobs are to nit pick and find the good and the bad with whatever they’re reviewing. Best thing to do is get some hands on time with the phone and make your decision based on what YOU think.

  • MCNiiCKsoSiiCK

    HTC SENSE all day..& i cant wait to the htc sensation comes out!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HTCSENSEGARBAGE

    I was never fond of HTC Sense, but this will be my next phone since I’m in need of an upgrade and the Galaxy SII can’t come out soon enough

  • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

    Me and my best friend both have Sidekick 4G’s and bought them full price so that we could upgrade to the HTC Sensation haha , we’re gonna get it together ! WOOO HTC ! Don’t get me wrong , I love my Sidekick 4G . . . BUT I MISS HTC’s YUMMY SENSENESS!!

    • Anonymous

      Do you and your friend do everything together?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        Uhhh, haha…depends on what you mean by “everything”..

    • im funny

      can i join u nd your friend? we can has a good time

    • Anonymous

      You look like a sidekick user

      • http://www.facebook.com/ElectroHop Jay Alford

        Have been since the Sidekick 2 bud.

  • Anonymous

    engadget has review up.

  • Anonymous

     I can’t wait till this drops. the screen may not be as good as the sgsII but I like the overall look of the sensation better. plus I rather have htc sense instead of touchwiz. just my personal opinion.

  • tmojess

    The HTC rep for my city came into my store a couple days ago and she said June 8th is the concrete release date for the Sensation.

  • Anonymous

    If I don’t switch carriers and decide to get one of the two phones, the  HTCS or SGSII, I will probably be patient and see if T-Mobile gets the SGSII or something equivalent.

    I recently bought a used Vibrant for $200 (that happened to be a SGS 4G) and that’s a sweet phone.  It is nice enough to tide me over until I see what the summer washes ashore.

    The way T-Mobile debuts phones, I still say July-August will be the Samsung debut for the SGSII or something similar.  (I duly not that in the SGSII announcement that all the carriers were mentioned as getting it, but not T-Mobile.

    For those curious, here are each carrier’s name for the Samsung Galaxy S II

    Verizon’s = Function.

    AT&T’s = Attain.

    Sprint’s = Within.

    I know, funky names.

    • Guest

      You are way to generous with your information… Please feel free to same some for later.

      • Anonymous

        I do not know what  you mean “same some for later.”  And I also don’t know what you meant by “way to generous.” 

        Oh wait, I just noticed you are a “guest.”  You are one of those people who show up on a site, pinch a loaf (aka thread crapping) then move on to another site to do it all over again.  Typical behavior of SFBs.

      • Anonymous

        I do not know what  you mean “same some for later.”  And I also don’t know what you meant by “way to generous.” 

        Oh wait, I just noticed you are a “guest.”  You are one of those people who show up on a site, pinch a loaf (aka thread crapping) then move on to another site to do it all over again.  Typical behavior of SFBs.

        • None

          No need to get your panties in bunch.  You could just use some editing.  We all have google too.

        • None

          No need to get your panties in bunch.  You could just use some editing.  We all have google too.

  • Idiot

    I use my phone primarily as a phone, on-the-go browser, GPS, and occassional snapshot camera.  4.3 screen and ability to occasionally watch videos would be cool.

    The engadget review does mention that movies viewed on the Sensation look “sensational”.  Since I dont:  a) view or use my phone at 45degree angle, b) walk around holding my phone and the HTC Incredible side-by-side, I’m not too worried about the rest of engadget’s review.

    Looking forward to buying this phone :)

  • Jonathan3579

    I believe I have something that could potentially be considered as “proof” that the release date is still June 8. Where do I send it in?

    • guest

      Write to david at the homepage itsays send newsplease send thanks

  • Anonymous

    Yet another review that said the display is not all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Anonymous

    lol i dont usually side with samsung but gsII is far superior to this phone. sensation is just eye candy. having said that im probably getting it because gsII seems too far away 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like Samsung phones, but it seems pretty clear that the SII is amazing. I don’t like the build and how they go cheap on the shell. I won’t buy a Samsung, but its display is far superior to the sensations washed out cheap display.

  • RPad.tv

    Haven’t seen any reviews that talk about HTC Trace in 3.0. I wonder if it’s not there or the reviewers are being lazy.

  • Meagan

    I look forward to Tmobile finally releasing their first 4.3″ Android mobile a year after Sprint released theirs.
    I hope Tmobile prices competitively and not out-of-bounds.
    The new AT&T Samsung Infuse Android with a killer 4.5″ display is already selling for only $149.99.  Sure its not duo core, but not every Android customer cares.

    • k-mack

      Who cares that its 4.3 vs 4.0 and that you say sprint did it first?! If tmo released a 4.18″ screen it would be the 1st one – wooooo….. 4.5″ might be too big really, start looking like an HP calculator or something…bottom line is that you can’t compare sprint and att with tmo. Do you want crappy coverage, call quality and dropped calls or do you want tmo with great quality and customer service…

  • Anonymous

    What if they really didn’t have a Vibrant? You and I had Vibrant’s but someone else could have easily purchased the unlocked original Galaxy S. I know a lot of people who did that due to the front facing camera.

  • Frankvallynot

    To all the ppl on here saying the GSII is the best phone to b released fuck y’all! Even then though the HTC sensation has the signed bootloader HTC already agreed to remove it the sensation is being released next week its official june 8th I will b happily purchasing my new phone that I have been following through on phonedog.com and tmonews.com because its the next best thing