HTC is trying to strengthen the grip it has established over the smartphone market in the absence of iPhone 5, tickled by the success of Samsung Galaxy S II which hit 3 million in 55 days in the UK.

Sensation, a high-end HTC smartphone which has 1.2GHZ dual core Snapdragon processor is the main rival to Samsung Galaxy II.

To beat Samsung Galaxy’s growing popularity in UK, HTC is updating Sensation to software version 1.35.401. This resolves the issue associated with the launcher lag in the sense user interface as well as a number of other bugs.

HTC Sensation is equipped with the following features:
• 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
4G LTE high-speed data connection via T-Mobile
• 4.3 inches Super LCD qHD touchscreen
• 8 MP rear camera (1080p HD video capable)
• Android 2.3 Gingerbread
• HTC Sense user interface
• Wi-Fi connectivity
• VGA-quality front camera
• HDMI support (with Micro HDMI port)

Samsung Galaxy S II sports a 4.3-inch AMOLED display with 800x480 screen resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Mali-400MP GPU Orion chipset processor. The Galaxy S 2 sports 1 GB RAM and comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory configurations. The phone also sports an 8 MP rear-facing and 2 MP front facing camera. Galaxy S II has 1080p video capture capability. The phone optimizes Google's Android 2.3 or Gingerbread.

HTC has rolled out some other smartphones as well to make the most of the time—HTC Thunderbolt and EVO 3D and is planning to hurry up with the next handset T-Mobile’s myTouch Slide 4G and HTC Holiday while iPhone 5 is stuck in rumors about its expected features and release date.

HTC has already reached the 11 million-unit target driven by its market in US and Asia.

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