Not to be outdone by Nokia's Tuesday smartphone announcements, HTC announced today the Sensation 4G, the latest smartphone to run its Android-based Sense UI.

Available this summer via T-Mobile, the Sensation 4G is HTC newest follow-up to powerful phones like the Thunderbolt and Inspire 4G. The device boasts 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display, and features support for recording 1080p high-definition video.

But the Sensation's impressive hardware specifications are also joined by a number of key software additions. HTC is equipped the device with HTC Watch, a new service that allows users to access to rent television shows and movies. With its Sense UI, HTC has also improved the Sensation's interface, allowing users to customize the device's lock screen to display photos, social updates, and news.

T-Mobile has seen a number of powerful additions to its smartphone lineup in recent days. Last week, T-Mobile announced that LG's dual-core G2x would be making its way to T-Mobile stores starting next week. The phone, known outside the U.S. as the LG Optimus 2X, features specifications similar to that of the Sensation, including a dual-core processor, 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera.