HTC Sensation Price Slash: iPhone 5 To Take Notice

Its hard to ignore Apple iPhone 5 rumors across the internet, with what seems like a barrage of news on a daily basis. Months of speculation as to what the next-generation Apple handset will look like, its specs, name, price and of course release date are all hoped to be made official sometime in September. Disappointment was felt recently when Apple held off announcing any iPhone 5 information at the recent WWDC event, but in order to beat off rival competition, it would pay Steve Jobs company to bring out the handset as soon as is humanly possible.

Competition is hotting up within the smartphone market and there’s some pretty impressive devices coming our way, be it the Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Droid Bionic or even Dinara, possible Samsung Hercules, HTC Eternity, Nexus 4G and the list continues. One such phone that has already hit retailers is that of HTC and its Sensation.

Just recently released, the HTC it seems has got off to a flying start. Many comments for the handset have been positive and to entice those of you who may still be sitting on the fence making that purchase decision, we need to tell you courtesy of ITProportal.com that retailer Amazon have dropped the Sensation price. From a massive suggested £500 back in the month of May, its now listed as a jaw-dropping £398.99 that’s without delivery cost.

As you will no doubt agree, this is a price that cannot be ignored but what will you get for your money and are there any strings attached you will be asking?

From what we can see there are no hidden extras in relation to the price, its a stand-alone SIM free price from big retailer Amazon. Specifications for the Sensation include a 4.3-inch LCD screen with a capacitive touchscreen resolution of 960 x 540 pixels which in fact outweighs that of the popular Samsung Galaxy S II.

Along with this a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is included with 8MP rear camera equalling that of the Galaxy S II and front-facing for video chat, running on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread OS, HTC Sense UI, 1GB of internal storage, 1520 mAh battery and so on.

Whilst we are on the subject of devices slashing their prices, let us just inform you that Motorola and its four month old WiFi-only Xoom has reduced its retail price to £395, coincidentally on Amazon. Its hoped to entice customers away from the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which will be releasing in the UK on the 3rd August at Curry’s and PC World, with a 4G LTE version rumored to be coming in America this September.

Seems to be the day for picking up your discounted devices. Let us know your thoughts on the new HTC Sensation or even Motorola Xoom price on Amazon? Tempted. What do you think Apple need to include on the new iPhone 5 to make it appealing to consumers or will the brand just sell itself?