HTC Sensationお目見え! ハンズオンしてみました(動画あり)

HTC Sensationお目見え! ハンズオンしてみました(動画あり) 1


一番のポイントはデュアルコアチップです。クアルコム・Snapdragonシリーズのデュアルコア、MSM82601.2GHzで動いています。なので動画は1080pで撮れるし、マルチスレッディングも(搭載されているAndroid 2.3・Gingerbreadが許容する限り)可能です。RAMは768MBで、最新のHTC機、たとえばDesire SやIncredible Sと同じです。

HTC Sensationお目見え! ハンズオンしてみました(動画あり) 2

Desire HDやEvo 4Gと同様4.3インチスクリーンということですが、ベゼルがスリムに、背面も角をとるような加工がされているので、フットプリントサイズは小さ目になっています。スクリーンは16:9のSuperLCD qHDディスプレイ、解像度は960 x 540です。タブレット端末HTC Flyerでも使われているSense 3.0の3Dエフェクトも快適に見られます。またHTC Sensationは、電話としては初めて(ワイングラスなどによく使われる)コントゥール・ガラスを使っています。HTCによれば、これはより頑丈にするためだそうです。

さらにSense 3.0に関して言えば、ロックスクリーンが強化されて、機能を立ち上げたり、アプリをダウンロードしたりがロックスクリーンから可能になりました。また、どのライブロックスクリーンの「壁紙」を選ぶかによって、写真を撮ったり新規メールを書いたりする機能を、スクリーンロックを解除するのと同じ操作で立ち上げられます。使うときの時間短縮ができて、特にすぐ写真を撮りたいときにはすごく便利でしょうね。


写真に関して言えば、8メガピクセルのカメラは全般に改善し、ボタンを押したときの反応も早いです。iPhone 4のスクリーンシャッターほど速くはないですが、これまでのHTC端末よりは良いです。iPhone 4同様、1080pの動画はアップロード前にトリミング可能で、動画にはオートフォーカス機能もあります。

SensationとタブレットFlyerの共通点がもうひとつあります。HTC Watchビデオストアで新作を含む映画を買ったり借りたりできます。ただ価格についてはHTCは明言を避けました。ソニーやワーナーブラザーズやディズニーやFoxやMGMなどなど、入手可能なタイトルはすべて対応するとのことです。


全世界で5月~6月に発売される予定です。気になるお値段ですが、HTCによれば「Desire HDと同等の価格」になるとのことです。



LONDON ー April 12, 2011 - HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today introduced the HTC Sensation, a smartphone that shines a spotlight on entertainment with HTC's new HTC Watchー video service. Crafted with premium design elements, the HTC Sensation features the company's latest HTC Senseーexperience that puts people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way.

"Smartphones have evolved into pocket-sized entertainment centers that enable people to take their favorite content with them wherever they go," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC Sensation takes this even further by combining the great new HTC Watch entertainment experience with the latest HTC Sense experience to deliver a powerful, evolved multimedia smartphone to our customers."

"The HTC Sensation integrates multimedia content with relevant, thoughtful features,bringing an exciting new dimension to Vodafone's smartphone range. The HTC Sensation will be available first in key Vodafone markets from Q2," said Patrick Chomet, Vodafone's Group Terminals Director. "The strength of Vodafone and HTC's partnership is a marker of our commitment to offer our customers truly compelling and market-leading mobile experiences."

Premium Design and Materials

Tapping into HTC's trademark design language, the HTC Sensation's premium look and feel is enhanced by its rounded edges, aluminum unibody construction and the touch screen surface is protected by a contoured screen that feels more natural as a finger is glided across it. The 4.3-inch qHD display delivers high-resolution widescreen viewing and gives the HTC Sensation slender proportions that feel natural in a person's hand. At the heart of the HTC Sensation beats a powerful, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) processor, which enables gorgeous graphics and allーaround fast performance.

HTC Sense

Complementing the HTC Sensation's premium design is the latest HTC Sense experience that boasts a host of new features and enhancements, helping people to have more fun and get more done. For instance, HTC Sense introduces a customizable active lockscreen experience that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates that are viewed by simply turning on the display. In addition, the new active lockscreen becomes a customizable gateway that lets people quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an email,taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone. For instance, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion,,saving precious seconds when you're trying to capture the action. Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and,by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special,HTC introduces a more cinematic and immersive weather experience with stunning imagery and audible weather effects.

HTC Sense also makes it easy to have fun by enabling people to capture and share special moments. The HTC Sensation's 8-megapixel camera doesn't just shoot gorgeous photos but, with the new instant capture feature,lets people capture the moments they want without worrying about missing or keeping up with the action. The HTC Sensation also shoots full HD video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound, at up to 30 frames a second,giving you smooth video that is better than many other phones. With the new Video Trimmer tool,people can crop their clips to the perfect size for easy sharing with friends and family.

HTC Watch

The HTC Sensation is a smartphone that is built from the ground up for a sophisticated, evolved multimedia experience. The 4.3" widescreen display means that users can watch movies like they were meant to be seen ー in their full cinematic glory, with no cropping or letterboxing. The HTC Sensation is also the first smartphone to feature HTC Watch ー an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips, letting people discover the latest video content in an easy and visually engaging way. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. HTC Watch offers the choice of renting or buying videos, and if purchased, lets you watch them on up to five different HTC devices.


The HTC Sensation will be broadly available through Vodafone across major European markets. It will also be available in Asian markets in Q2 2011.

Kat Hannaford(原文/miho)


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